Selig Harrison wrote in the Dec. 17 issue of Foreign Affairs that the Bush administration claimed Pyongyang was on its way to producing weapons-grade uranium to scare allies Japan and South Korea into a tougher stance on the communist nation. Bush has labeled North Korea part of an "axis of evil" with Iran and prewar Iraq...
"Relying on sketchy data, the Bush administration presented a worst-case scenario as an incontrovertible truth and distorted its intelligence on North Korea (much as it did on Iraq), seriously exaggerating the danger that Pyongyang is secretly making uranium-based nuclear weapons," he said.
Gosh, my mistake, too. I guess the development of long range missiles by the DPRK and the threats the North Koreans made to Japan of creating a "nuclear sea of fire" should have been ignored.
I feel so much better now.