Call Me Irresponsible
Thursday, June 02, 2005
(SNN Pyongyang) Today, Kim Jung Il and Vice President Dick Cheney traded insults. This has caused trepidation amongst those that become nervous when the leaders of nuclear powers trade insults like ill-mannered schoolboys
Many say that the name calling was started by North Korea.
Many say that the name calling was started by North Korea. "Cheney is hated as the most cruel monster and bloodthirsty beast, as he has drenched various parts of the world in blood," a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying. But some say that it started last week when President Bush called Kim a tyrant and Kim called Bush a half-baked man and a philistine.
Kim called Bush a half-baked man and a philistine.
Cheney said in a TV interview with CNN aired on Monday that Kim was "one of the world's more irresponsible leaders.” But Cheney didn’t stop there. “He runs a police state. He's got one of the most heavily militarized societies in the world. He doesn't take care of his people at all. And he obviously wants to throw his weight around and become a nuclear power,” Cheney went on to say, with more than just a hint of jealousy in his voice.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the comments were "more of the same kind of bluster we hear from North Korea from time to time" and serve only to "further isolate themselves from the international community." Although McClellan seemed sure of his point, it remains unclear at this time, who in the international community would shun North Korea for making fun of Dick Cheney.