Monday, February 02, 2004
Articles you should read today: First, on the domestic front, we have an article by Jim Geraghty over at National Review Online about Democrat presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark. The article is the best attempt I've seen to explain why Gen. Hugh Shelton slammed Clark over "honesty and integrity" issues.
Interviews with a wide variety of current and retired military officials reveal that Clark was disliked by only three groups: Those whom ranked above him in the chain of command whom he ignored, his peers at the same rank whom he lied to, and those serving beneath him whom he micromanaged. Other than that, everyone liked him.
The second article is from Sunday's Guardian newspaper on the horrors of Kim Jong Il's North Korean regime. If you thought Saddam Hussein was bad, Kim makes him look like Mary Poppins.
Kwon Hyuk, who has changed his name, was the former military attaché at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing. He was also the chief of management at Camp 22. In the BBC's This World documentary, to be broadcast tonight, Hyuk claims he now wants the world to know what is happening.
'I witnessed a whole family being tested on suffocating gas and dying in the gas chamber,' he said. 'The parents, son and and [sic] a daughter. The parents were vomiting and dying, but till the very last moment they tried to save kids by doing mouth-to-mouth breathing.'
And the useless U.N. continues to ignore this depravity.