The Democrats have to be hating this news...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Members of the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's claim of a nuclear test and demanded during an emergency meeting Monday that it return to six-party talks on its weapons program, Japan's U.N. ambassador said.
The Security Council will now discuss "appropriate measures" to respond to the test, which was a threat to international peace and security, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima said. President Bush said North Korea has "defied the will of the international community," and that the action "deserves an immediate response" by the U.N. Security Council.
There were conflicting reports on the size of the blast in northeast North Korea. South Korea said it was relatively small, while Russia said it had been perhaps as powerful as the nuclear bombs the U.S. dropped on Japan during World War II.
The explosion prompted worldwide concern it could seriously destabilize the region, and even Pyongyang's ally China said it strongly opposed the move. South Korea's spy chief said there were possible indications the North was moving to conduct more tests.
Congressional democrats and Bush-loathing liberals(but I repeat myself) have been salivating at the prospect of regaining power in the wake of the Mark Foley page scandal. SanFranNan Pelosi has even been making statements pondering the need of a woman to run things in Washington to straighten things out. Now, the freaky gargoyle in North Korea, Kim Jong-ll, has allegedly tested a nuclear weapon underground and focused the attention of the world across the Pacific, making the creepy congressman/ gay page scandal seem sort of silly by comparison.
Moreover, Bush now has a golden opportunity to lead the free world in doing whatever is appropriate in dealing with NoKo. (As I write this, the U.N. security council is meeting in emergency session.) If Bush can demonstrate compellingly to the American electorate that the world is a dangerous place, that we are at risk from multiple evils, and that Republicans can be trusted to keep us safe, and by virtue of the fact that the Democrats will not be able to help themselves in criticizing whatever Bush does, Americans will see their inability and unwillingness to deal harshly with threats to the U.S. That'll play well into the hands of republicans in November.