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China, North Korea, and the UN
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As I mentioned yesterday, the UN Security Council is meeting today to discuss the issue of North Korea.

Also, as I mentioned, the Chinese are being hypocritical and inconsistent.

China, which is North Korea's closest ally and fought on its side in the 1950-53 Korean War, backs Pyongyang's view that the crisis should be resolved through direct talks with Washington rather than via a multilateral approach such as through the United Nations.

"We think intervention by the U.N. Security Council now cannot help resolve the North Korean nuclear issue," a Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday.

Huh? You want us to deal with it one-on-one? You mean...unilaterally? But I thought that was bad. I thought all that talk about Iraq and how we should work through the UN to resolve all our problems was the way things should be done?

The UN issued 17 resolutions on Iraq, all of which they ignored, before we took action to enforce them militarily. We haven't issued a single resolution regarding North Korea's withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty and its expulsion of IAEA inspectors. And right now, short of a resolution, we can't even get a friggin' statement of condemnation by the Security Council, because China's blocking it.

Great, ain't it?

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