This is why I hate diplomacy– or at least the winking game in regards to tyrants and outlaws that civility seems to require:
President Bush is standing behind a senior U.S. official’s recent criticism of North Korea’s communist government.
A White House spokesman said Monday that Undersecretary of State John Bolton was speaking for the Bush administration last week when he described living conditions in North Korea as a “hellish nightmare” and called leader Kim Jong Il a “tyrannical dictator.”
Well, no SCREAMING EAGLE shit. He is a tyrannical dictator, and he needs to get the message that he is not going to roll over us in the next round of talks.