Two of the peace-loving republics formerly known as the Axis of Evil threw a frightful scare into anyone paying attention Monday, with North Korea exploding a nuclear bomb as powerful as the one that destroyed Hiroshima and Iran telling Barack Obama to get lost (and take his teleprompter with him).
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wouldn’t accept an invitation to freeze work on his own nuclear weapon and he’s not interested in talking to Mr. Obama or anyone else about it. But not to worry. The United Nations Security Council postponed its afternoon tea to hold an “emergency session” to consider options for dealing with developments in Korea. The world is considerably less worried about Iran, since Mr. Ahmadinejad appears to be mostly interested in only killing Jews.
Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. secretary-general, is “deeply worried,” and President Obama is “gravely concerned” about North Korean behavior. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called the test not only “erroneous,” but “misguided.” China is “resolutely opposed” to such nuclear explosions, and the Japanese foreign minister said the test “cannot be tolerated,” whatever that means, and suggested that the U.N. might consider using its penultimate weapon, a resolution of concern. Such a resolution could even “regret” and “lament.” If that doesn’t work, the U.N. could unleash its “doomsday weapon,” a resolution… >>>