So what's the Bush administration doing about it? This reponse from Tony Snow doesn't do anything to alleviate any feelings of apprehension and fear that I'm experiencing right now:
White House spokesman Tony Snow refused to respond to what he called "a hypothetical situation."But isn't that the way to formulate a strategy? Anticipate your opponent's next move and then deal with it, rather than take a "wait and see" position? Is the Bush administration underestimating North Korea? If so, we are fucked (emphasis mine):
"It is a statement about what may happen if something that hasn't happened happened, if you follow my drift," he said.
Washington and Japan have said in recent weeks that spy satellite images show North Korea has taken steps to prepare a long-range Taepodong-2 missile for a test-launch.I know there's no oil there, but for fuck's sake --- what are we going to do about North Korea?
Estimates for the range of the missile vary widely, but at least one U.S. study said it could be able to reach parts of the United States with a light payload.