Obama vows U.S. action on North Korea

Nuclear test defied 2006 international sanctions

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  • To all of you:
    May 26, 2009 5:12 p.m.

    You're ALL wrong! Obama has it sussed - he's going to give them "THE LOOK"! hahahahahahahahaha

  • RE: Roger
    May 26, 2009 4:34 p.m.

    Times and things have changed since Bush was in office,

    N. Korea wasn't testing intercontinental missiles and doing nuclear tests like they are now,

    They have no fear of Obama,

    they know there nothing behind his "tough" talk.

  • RoyKeith
    May 26, 2009 12:38 p.m.

    I think Obama is going to take a drastic measure, he is going to put them in a "Time Out"! That means no food, no oil, and no other stuff the common North Korean needs to survive, but the leaders will be just fine. This will encourage a South Korean invasion through propoganda by the North Korean leadership. They have guts and they are proving it right now. Obama at 6:22 a.m. had it right, he is going to get a lot of people killed! (Obama that is).

  • Obama is worse than North Korea!
    May 26, 2009 11:37 a.m.

    I'm more afraid of Washington D.C., than I am of North Korea. Who is Obama kidding? Pyongyang's "blatant defiance" never stole 10 TRILLION dollars of taxpayer's money. Kim Jong Il is about as harmless as an Tennessee barbeque! Obama, Reid, and Pelosi? Now that's a frightening regime. Watch your wallet, folks!

  • Randall
    May 26, 2009 10:45 a.m.

    Bush was a complete failure w/NK.
    He didn't invade and declare "mission accomplished" after two hours.

  • TO:They won't repeat our mistake
    May 26, 2009 10:32 a.m.

    Iran has said "israel needs to be wiped off the planet. yeah that's a rational thinking fellow right there, let's give him some H-bombs for some diplomacy, then the world will be safe.

  • Talk, talk, talk
    May 26, 2009 10:30 a.m.

    That's all King Obama does. And the U.N. will write another resolution that means nothing. What is Hillary going to do?

  • Nirvash
    May 26, 2009 10:12 a.m.

    I'M glad obama got elected.... hope fully the world will come to an end soon...naw obama is just such a great leader he won't let America down... (sarcasm)

  • Scptt
    May 26, 2009 9:55 a.m.

    Obama and his experts?

    Who Nancy Pelosi? She is in the region, maybe she can drop by and visit Kim Jong-il on her way back to the states... but most would probably consider that torturing poor Kim...

    May 26, 2009 9:48 a.m.

    tried too kick the n.koreans butts'back in the 50's.PRES TRUMAN declared that he was too harsh and hostile.You know the rest,"HE FIRED MCARTHUR".I rest my case!!

  • Healing
    May 26, 2009 9:16 a.m.

    starts with trying to force gas prices so high, that people have no choice but to buy these worthless hybrids, all for the sake of trying to fix something (Natural increase in the Earth's temperature) that can't be changed anyways. Yes, I want to keep the earth clean, but quit forcing us to move in the direction you and a few others think is "best" for the world. Listen to the voters, not your ear of political prudence. You're a disgrace.

  • What will we give them this time
    May 26, 2009 8:53 a.m.

    I'm just wondering what we will give them this time. North-Korea is like a spoiled child who knows it's parents are afraid to do anything to take control or discipline them and will just give them whatever they want when they throw a tantrum.

    - We've always sent them food and other aid to help their strugling economy and their starving people.

    - When they acted up during the Clinton years he gave them the money, material and technology needed to start their nuclear program (with a promise it would only be used to develope nuclear power plants to help their impoverished people).

    - President Bush gave them cheap oil (subisidised by the USA) if they would dismantle their Nuclear Weapons program (they took the oil and pretended they were dismantling their Nuclear Weapons plant, but obviously they were just faking and lieing (like they always do).

    - NOW what will President Obama promise them to placate them for a few more years (while they continue to thumb their noses at the UN and the rest of the world)?

  • Roger
    May 26, 2009 8:14 a.m.

    Omar, what are you talking about? Bush took North Korea off the terrorist list. Also, what exactly is Obama supposed to do in five months about North Korea that Bush did NOT do in eight years?

    This is a serious problem with no easy answers. Another Korean War is NOT the answer. Soule, South Korea is ONLY forty or fifty miles from thousands of North Korean missiles.

    Let Obama and his experts handle this without your know-nothing input.

  • Ultra Bob
    May 26, 2009 7:45 a.m.

    Sounds like the American Military/Complex will win again. Our hopes for a new world of peace may be dashed on the rocks of the evangelist hopes for Armageddon. And the big arms corporations will drain the last assets from the current and future American people.

    The U.N. is no longer a force in the world, courtesy of the American Conservative groups who have destroyed its ability to make a meaningful difference. The U.N. is now just a mouthpiece for American war mongers, spitting out resolutions for their use in justifying war.

    Our real problem is, however, in the next, or rather the current war, our military might will be as useless as tits on a bull as the saying goes. Our current war is a war of religions for the control of the minds of men. And all the bombing, killing and conquering wont mean a thing except to perpetuate the bombing, killing and conquering.

    May 26, 2009 7:26 a.m.


  • What action?
    May 26, 2009 6:48 a.m.

    Is he going go put them in the corner and tell them to be good?

  • Scott
    May 26, 2009 6:45 a.m.

    Sounds like the Democrats are gonna break out their spitballs.... I'm sure Kim Jong-il is shaking in his boots...

  • Obama
    May 26, 2009 6:22 a.m.

    is going to get a lot of people killed.

  • U.N. Resolution?
    May 26, 2009 5:45 a.m.

    Please spare us this nonsense. A "strong" U.N. resolution? What does this mean? Kim Jong Il will get another slap on the wrist and be told to not do it again or else. Trade sanctions only harm the people of North Korea, not their leaders, which means in another year pictures of starving masses in North Korea will surface and the world will once again condemn the U.S. for this starvation (because we are the ones asking for a stonger U.N. resolution).

  • IQ
    May 26, 2009 5:17 a.m.

    Go get 'em Obama show us your not made of jello.

  • CougarKeith
    May 26, 2009 4:16 a.m.

    Obama's Response: "That was an uncalled for action, an aggression that really was not nice and promotes global warming. We all know you guys are capable of making some decent fuel efficiant cars like your allies to the south, why don't you focus your energy on that instead? In return I will issue a statement taking blame for burning your forests, raping and pilliaging your women and children and villiages back in the Korean war and the U.S. will look like weaklings I want us to be and you will be economically stronger in the long run! I'll have Al Gore give you a large number of Carbon offsets, and will ship you all the corn you want for free. To close the deal I'll tell you what I am going to do, We will disarm our nuclear weapon's program first to show our good faith, how does that grab you, and in the next olympic games our basketball team will play you guys standing on our knees!!! All you have to do is drop your nuclear weapons program, pretty please?" That is Obama's solution to the problem!

  • SJ Bobkins
    May 26, 2009 2:24 a.m.

    Big bad clueless Barak. Let's see how about another real tough UN mandate, whoops that won't work North Korea doesn't pay any attention to the UN and China and Russia will water down any condemnation. Since Clinton and his bargain with the country gave them food to fed their army and sell to their own citizens, in return for the unkept promise to not do what they are now doing, we talk tough but words are toothless. North Korea is like the strange little kid in school who uses threats to get starved for attention. How about ignoring all the crazy things they do, hoping they'll just go away. Both NK and Iran will do whatever they want, regardless of all the stomping and screaming we do. No Obama, you can't get anywhere being buddies with little bullies. If you learn that lesson now, it will save you lots of trouble.

  • Omar
    May 26, 2009 1:44 a.m.

    Did Obama consult the Dixie Chicks on this? How about Sean Penn or Harry Reid? Where is the outcry from the left? Sounds like Iraq and WMDs all over again, doesn't it? Liberal hypocrites!

  • rvalens2
    May 26, 2009 1:27 a.m.

    "Obama ... called for a "strong resolution" by the U.N."

    Gee ... nothing like harsh language to get a Despot to stand up and take notice. I'm sure Kim Jong-Il is quaking in his boots.

    Our leaders just don't get it.

    Despot's, tyrants and terrorists don't care what you say to them ... only what you do to them.

  • They won't repeat our mistakes
    May 26, 2009 12:32 a.m.

    Why are people afraid of other countries having a nuclear weapon? It's not like they are any more or less likely to sell such technology to a non-nation since they aren't stupid and know that it could as easily be used against them. Nor are they likely to use it on another nation since they know that the reaction would be swift and would result in their nation being obliterated.

    So I think people need to take a step back from this and realize that North Korea will get nuclear technology, so will Iran and many other nations. Get used to it, treat them as equals, and resort to diplomacy and they will do what is in their best interest which while selfish will also be in our own best interests as well.

    Anyone who is foolish enough to think that North Korea is going to sell nuclear technology needs to seriously reconsider including the administration. North Korea knows the history of al-Qaida and other terrorists organizations and realize that they used to be friends with the United States who supplied them weapons and are now our enemies. They aren't going to repeat our mistake