Sunday, September 12, 2004

Losing Argument: Kim Jong Il supports John Kerry for President

Losing argument:

WOLF BLITZER: Before we move on, are you suggesting [Kim Jong Il] would like to see President Bush defeated?

SEN. PAT ROBERTS (R-KS): Well, I think that's probably the case.

- CNN Late Edition, 9/12/04

Why it’s a loser:

It's baseless speculation. Since 2002, North Korea has “has reopened its program, separated up to five or six bombs' worth of plutonium, and produced fresh plutonium every day in its restarted 5-megawatt reactor.” In short, North Korea has been to significantly enhance its strategic position since George W. Bush took office. Meanwhile, John Kerry has an aggressive plan to control the development of nuclear weapons in North Korea and elsewhere. (Boston Globe, Kerry Website)