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N. Korea Is Seen as Wanting to Grab Nuclear Spotlight From Iran

Stephen Hadley, Bush’s national security advisor, told reporters about North Korea’s missile launch, “Obviously, it is a bit of an effort to get attention, perhaps because so much attention has been focused on the Iranians.”

  • This reminds us of a classic Andy Borowitz article a few years back that said something to the effect of “Kim Jong Il Wants to Know What It Will Take for America to Bomb His Country and Put It on the Map.” Can anyone find that link?

    Reuters:

    North Korea’s test-firing of a long-range missile in defiance of world pressure may have been aimed at stealing the nuclear spotlight away from Iran, U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said on Tuesday.

    “Obviously, it is a bit of an effort to get attention, perhaps because so much attention has been focused on the Iranians,” Hadley told reporters.

    But like many U.S. officials, he said it was impossible to be sure about the secretive communist state’s motives.

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