Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
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The Bush administration extended the failing policies of the Clinton Administration and got the same result. Another of Jimmy Carter's pearls of accomplishments. Can we agree that the policies of the previous 12 years have not worked?
Hopefully Mr Obama will find a new approach to that intractable mess.
China will not allow sanctions strong enough to force the collapse of the regime. NK is not a puppet regime of China. Like Japan v China, Korea v China have a centuries-long mutual dislike and distrust.
NK has a formidable army and now (apparently) nukes. Though China's army has improved greatly following their own disastrous war with Vietnam, they would still have a hell of a fight on their hands if NK felt they had nothing to lose in a all-out war either down the Peninsula in fratricidal war or onto the continent in war with their generational foe. The Chinese regime's grip on it's own power is not strong enough that it could necessarily survive a war. It's army would survive but the civilian leadership could be threatened, resulting in a possible fractionation into the traditional warlord power centers that previous emperors were compelled to play off each other.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and that’s what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama
Last edited by Botnst; 05-26-2009 at 06:13 AM.