You may want to consider that maybe, just maybe, the Intelligence operations know just a bit more about the threats against us than you do. I realize that this is a stretch, but they may feel from time to time that telling everything to you that they know is not the best way to handle the situation.
McDuff, we are not trying to find traces of biologicals. What we are trying to find are the weapons that are KNOWN to have existed. Iraq claims it destroyed them, but can offer no proof. We know they made them. This is not in dispute if you will check out the facts instead of listening to those who are looking for any stick, no matter how flimsy, to hit Bush with.
Korea is making a big noise, trying to get attention for several reasons. One is that they are probably working in some capacity with Iraq, and their efforts are succeeding based on how easily the anti-Bush crowd took up the “Look at Korea, why aren’t we doing anything about that?” smokescreen offered to them by our country’s enemies. I honestly am suprised that so many of you so easily are pursuaded to chase the decoy.
Another reason is that their regime in on the verge of collapse, and they are trying the same trick that worked on Clinton to try to get more money to keep themselves in power. Luckily we now have a President with the basic common sense to see that if they lied to us once to get money, they will do so again.
So McDuff, if Korea’s threats to use a weapon that most likely wont work scares you so bad, just how terrified were you when China threatened to Nuke the West Coast a few years back?
mecaenas, I’m not picking on you, but you have a lot to learn about how missles work. The jet stream is within the atmosphere, usually (IIRC) around 30-50,000 feet). ICBM’s leave the atmosphere on a ballistic trajectory and fly at incredibly high rates of speed (over 10K mph). A cruise missle could take advantage of the jet stream, but they fly slow enough to be fairly easy to shoot down and do not have near the range to reach the US from Korea.
All this is just propaganda that our enemies know that the “Useful idiots” in America will help them to spread among the ignorant.