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Brownback, Tiahrt: China must solve Korean nuke problem

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Here are today's headlines about the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(AP) Sen. Brownback Condemns North Korea Nuclear Test:][2] Kansas Senator Sam Brownback is condemning North Korea's nuclear test and wants President Bush to work with the United Nations in how to react. The Kansas Republican, who is considering a presidential bid, is urging Bush to consult with the UN on a swift and decisive response. He's also calling for a unified effort to protect and accept North Korean refugees.[(The Hindu) China should force N Korea to abandon nuke ambitions: Sen:][3] A conservative US Republican Senator has called on the international community to put pressure on China to use its "economic leverage" and force North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions in the wake of the communist regime's first nuclear test. Arguing that military action was not a "realistic option" and with economic sanctions by most countries having little impact on Pyongyang's resolve to attain nuclear status, Sen Sam Brownback said China was "the only country that has the actual economic vitality -- whatever that is left in North Korea -- in their hands." "... I hope that we would step up and say, along with the Japanese and the South Koreans and the rest of the world community: China, you're the only one that has any economic leverage here. Use it and force them to stop using this technology."[(AP) Senator raises questions to help stall judge's nomination to federal bench:][4] A Michigan judge's elevation to the federal bench could be derailed because she helped reside over a commitment ceremony for a lesbian couple four years ago. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, has put a hold on the nomination of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Janet T. Neff, saying her presence at the 2002 Massachusetts ceremony raises questions. "It seems to speak about her view of judicial activism," Brownback said Friday. He has asked the Justice Department for a legal opinion.Rep. Todd Tiarht (R)![][5][(KAKE TV) Lawmakers From Kansas Weigh In On North Korea Nuclear Test:][6]The blast may have taken place on the other side of the world, but the shock waves could reach all the way to the United States. Congressman Todd Tiahrt says the nuclear test is a dangerous development. He says people need to be aware that North Korea now has the capability, through their missile system, to reach out and touch the U.S. and our allies. Tiahrt admits the U.S. is not in the best position to pressure North Korea. He believes the best means we have is through China; not only to use political pressure but also to send a message that there is a better world out there by complying with world leaders' requests. [1]: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/thumb/c/c8/Sam_Brownback.jpg/150px-Sam_Brownback.jpg [2]: http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/4343246.html [3]: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200610101021.htm [4]: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061008/NEWS01/610080693/1003 [5]: http://ljworld.com/specials/kudole/bios/art/tiahrt.jpg [6]: http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/4349631.html

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james dick 8 years, 9 months ago

Congressman Tiahrt is trying to direct responsibility from Bush. Relations with N. Korea have gone from bad to way worse since Bush took office. We had some influence under Clinton.

blessed3x 8 years, 9 months ago

Maybe we should go after the idiots that gave him the nuclear technology on his "word" that he'd only use it for good.

Carter and Clinton are idiots. Now we're left to clean up their mess.

xenophonschild 8 years, 9 months ago

That's it . . . we have to depend on the Chinese to carry our water for us now.

There was a time when America didn't have to depend on anyone to do what was necessary; we did it ourselves.

You Republican troglodytes need to pay attention here; this is what we mean when we say you have diminished America, when you have sinned against our republic. Your incompetence will require generations of patient husbandry to repair.

You will understand if we don't thank you.

xenophonschild 8 years, 9 months ago

blessed 3x:

You are an idiot. Get smarter or get off this site; we do not tolerate consummate dumb asses.

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