Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why they announced the Supreme Court pick . . .

of the first Hispanic and third female, early and unexpectedly, today:

To change the subject from a more important story.

"North Korea test-fires 2 more missiles . . . North Korea reportedly tested two more short-range missiles Tuesday, a day after detonating a nuclear bomb underground, pushing the regime further into a confrontation with world powers despite the threat of U.N. action."


"North Korea's new in-your-face test of a nuclear weapon poses a grave new challenge to President Barack Obama, one with no clear path to a solution. Obama vowed Monday that the international community would ''stand up'' to North Korea for its belligerent action, and the U.N. Security Council unanimously condemned the North Korean test Monday afternoon, calling it a ''clear violation'' of a 2006 U.N. resolution. However, Obama's and the international community's options are limited, and the prospects are none too promising for influencing a rogue nation headed by an aging dictator in poor health who may believe his legacy is making his impoverished country a nuclear power."


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