The Axis of Evil

by Sal on August 3, 2006

in Politics

Many people ridiculed Bush 2002 why Bush grouped North Korea with Iran and Iraq in the Axis of Evil. It seemed counter-intuitive. Iraq was a secular Sunni regime with some ties to Al Qaida and an agenda against the U.S. Iran is a Islamo-fascist theocracy with nuclear ambitions. North Korea is a closed-off Marxist-Leninist totalitarian dictatorship. What could the three groups have in common to group them into an Axis? Iraq and Iran were even a stretch, according to these critics, because they were somewhat hostile to each other. But why on earth was North Korea linked, rather than other Arab states such as Libya or Syria?

It appears that President Bush had more foresight than his critics. Both Iran and North Korea have a certain fascist ideology to them, although coming from different points. Just as Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were allies for their own self-interests, so too does it seem that Iran and North Korea are cooperating. In fact, they are working together on missile technology, including the long-range Taepodong-2 missile.

The storm continues to gather…

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Ryan August 3, 2006 at 5:02 pm

And all this seems to just go right over the heads of the modern appeasers. As Mike mentioned to me yesterday, Neville Chamberlain did not have himself as an example of what not to do with a dictator, but today we have that example– which makes matters worse since we know what can happen.

The critics just don’t like Bush. So anything Bush does is bad or dumb. I remember the Axis of Evil “war mongering” charges back in the day, as the intellectuals scoffed that Bush could know anything at all about the nuances of foreign affairs. I agree with your assertion.


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