WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday it is hard to read North Korea’s motives in firing a missile with the potential to hit the United States or Canada, but said the U.S. cannot afford to misjudge the situation.
"I think we've got to plan for the worst and hope for the best," Bush said.
Ed.: That’s it? That’s the plan? “Hope for the best?” An isolated Korean dictator is firing missiles in preparation of lobbing the big one at the west coast; Iran, though it isn’t quite ready to test them, is putting together nuclear weapons so it can run with the big dawgs in the Middle East; insurgents in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan have painted more targets on the backs of US soldiers than ever; Israel and the PLO are staring at each other through gun sights; an Islamist militia has gained control of Somalia, and that’s only the latest in a string of smaller nations currently on the tipping point; and our relationships with countries around the world has deteriorated so much that we have few allies willing to “play ball” with the U.S. – and Bush’s plan is to “hope for the best”? That’s fucked up! (Makes you question the sanity of ANYONE who wants to follow Bush into the White House in 2008.)