State Department: North Korea’s direct threat to U.S. ‘infinitesimal’
The State Department on Monday continued to publicly downplay the threat North Korea presents to the United States with spokesman P.J. Crowley telling reporters North Korea “represents an infinitesimal threat to the United States directly.”
from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with ABC, broadcast Monday, in which she said the reason for the United States’ low-key reaction to North Korea’s recent missile test was that the United States wasn’t “going to give the North Koreans the satisfaction they were looking for, which was to elevate them to center stage.”
In that interview, Clinton said North Korea has a “constant demand for attention,” and she added, “maybe it’s the mother in me, the experience I’ve had with small children and teenagers and people who are demanding attention: Don’t give it to them.”
[She has a point there. Let’s just hope the State Department doesn’t actually _believe_ this ‘infinitesimal’ idiocy].