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Nuclear Sea of Fire

Updated on February 17, 2009

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Kim Jong Il - Saddam Hussein on Steroids

One of the many justifications I've heard our former Thief in Chief, aka Boy George, aka W, use regarding the disaster that is the war in Iraq is that Hussein needed to be deposed because he was such a threat to our national security.

I really have to wonder what kind of guy Hussein was. I mean, I'm not saying I think he might have been a decent guy who liked a good laugh, and maybe the kind of guy you could go out and have a beer. But if Hussein was such a threat to America, he must have been an absolute lunatic if Bush chose to go to war with him instead of North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il.

I mean, everyone knows Saddam wanted to get the bomb, and had he accomplished that objective before he went to the gallows, no doubt the United States would have been at the top of his hit list. But let's take a look at Kim Jong Il.

The Dear Leader just celebrated his 67th birthday today, and Il threw himself a great big party and the whole country was "invited." Word has it that everyone who received an invitation actually showed up too!

Have you heard the gift Kim Jong Il wants to give to himself in honor of this birthday? He wants to test a long-range rocket which he claims is simply a peaceful rocket related to the North Korean Space Program.

Yuh. Riiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhhht. Unless there's a little guy with a helmet up on Mars saying he wants to destroy the Earth because it is blocking his view of Venus, I'm not buying it.

I mean, this is the guy who has proliferated a myth that a new star was seen being born at the moment of his birth 67 years ago.

And this is the guy who has threatened to attack Japan and turn the Sea of Japan into a "Nuclear Sea of Fire," if the United States launches an attack against North Korea. Paranoid delusions anyone?

To top it off, the greatest sign I've seen that Kim Jong Il is, indeed, a pyschopath is that people around him claim that he has the power to change the weather and to cause flowers to bloom on his command.

It's kind of hard to believe that Saddam Hussein was more of a threat than Kim Jong Il. I mean, Hussein was a murdering bastard who ruled his people with an iron fist. Kim Jong Il has ruled with similar tactics as Hussein. The only difference is that Saddam never did get to create Weapons of Mass Destruction. Kim Jong Il has.

It's been said that every President leaves a host of foreign policy issues for his successor to contend with. The gifts left by President Bush for President Obama include cleaning up the mess in Iraq, stabilizing Afghanistan, and dealing with the likes of Kim Jong Il. It kind of makes me wonder if President Obama will ever ask himself if he should have asked for our vote!


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      Cellar Door 8 years ago from South East UK

      true beans CrashCromwell, i think Stalin would of been jealous of Kim J, i mean he has the country in rapture at his godly like existence, i didnt know they thought he could control the weather or the star at birth thing either. the Team America movie really didnt caracature him too much did they!

      did everyone invited turn up to his party because of love or fear do you know? broad categories i know but i think you get what i mean :)


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      crashcromwell 8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks G-Ma, although I noticed that the ending got cut off for no apparent reason again. I think I'm going to have to start writing my hubs offline and copy and paste them in. This has been happening a lot lately. Thanks again, and peace to you as well G-Ma!


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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I have no real worthy comment just that it was a good always...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      crashcromwell 8 years ago from Florida

      Jed - I appreciate your thoughts on this matter, and your point on name calling is well-taken. My style of writing on political issues is to attempt to inject humor into my articles, to make them more entertaining for the average person who otherwise may not be interested in reading a political article. Referring to Bush as the Thief in Chief or Boy George are examples of that. If you don't appreciate my style of humor, that's fine. No one can appeal to everyone. However, I would suggest to you that there are a great many people who believe Bush's presidency was tainted from the beginning, which is when many writers began referring to him as the Thief in Chief.

      To answer your last question, I would suggest to you that serving as President of the United States for just a few days would hardly give people time to get to know us to be able to have an opinion. We, however, had eight years to learn about President Bush, and that was plenty of time for the vast majority of Americans to determine it was a mistake to elect him in the first place, based upon his record low approval ratings at the end of his term.

      I would also suggest to you that if an average guy on the street was able to be chosen President, even only temporarily as your scenario suggests, if that person was found to have strong values regarding right and wrong, I believe most people would speak favorably of that person.

      Thank you again for your comment. All viewpoints are welcome here, and as a strong proponent of the first amendment, I always allow divergent opinions from my own, as long as they do not cross the line into libel or slander.


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      jed grey 8 years ago

      The bashing of public figures has become a national pastime, this is a troubling sign evidencing the decay of our society.

      It always saddens me when I hear name calling regarding anuone, whether they are a former president of either party or the next door neighbor. I disagreed with President Bush on a number of issues but I never considered that to be any ground to call him names. This tells me more about the writer than the target. Remember that while pointing a finger at others, we have three fingers pointing back at ourselves.

      If any one of us had to hold the job of POTUS for just a few days, what do you think people would say about us?

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      Tony McGregor 8 years ago from South Africa

      Saddam tried to kill his daddy. Or so he said. Isn't that enough reason? Actually I wonder if the Thief in Chief really had much reason for anything.

      Thanks for your thoughts - and yes I would guess Il to be quite a threat to peace because he sounds quite a lot like W really.

      Love and peace