W must be very happy! First David Sanger reports the following in yesterday’s NY Times:
Shortly after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a stark warning to Iran and Syria last week, declaring that any “hostile acts” they committed on behalf of Iraq might prompt severe consequences, one of President Bush’s closest aides stepped into the Oval Office to warn him that his unpredictable defense secretary had just raised the specter of a broader confrontation.
Mr. Bush smiled a moment at the latest example of Mr. Rumsfeld’s brazenness, recalled the aide. Then he said one word – “Good” – and went back to work.
Since this seemed like a good thing to him then this, from today’s UK Observer must be like icing on the cake:
War in North Korea is now almost inevitable because of the country’s diplomatic stalemate with America, a senior UN official claims.
Thanks to Barry Briggs for the latter reference.