Obama: Man of Many Words

“It’s déjà vu all over again” — Yogi Berra

North Korea announced on February 12, 2013 that it had conducted a third nuclear weapons test, in spite of Barack Obama’s strong words:

I wanted to say a few words about North Korea’s announcement that it has conducted a nuclear test, as well as its decision to attempt a short-range missile launch.

North Korea’s nuclear ballistic missile programs pose a great threat to the peace and security of the world and I strongly condemn their reckless action.  North Korea’s actions endanger the people of Northeast Asia, they are a blatant violation of international law, and they contradict North Korea’s own prior commitments.

Now, the United States … must take action.

May 25, 2009


Office of the Press Secretary, “Remarks by the President on North Korea,” The White House, May 25 2009, accessed February 12, 2013, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-north-korea.


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