The specific springboard is someone's claim that Bush wanted North Korea to acquire nukes.
This is a hilariously classic example of the "only America is real" idea in intellectual action. Note that the assumption is that even North Korea's actions are somehow being dictated by the United States of America. Obviously, Bush could have stopped North Korea from building nuclear missiles with a mere wave of his hand -- it's not as if North Korea is secretive, heavily-armed, well-fortified and violent, or as if American forces were involved winning the Iraq War at the same time. Clearly, Kim Jong Il couldn't have been acting on his own agenda, because Third World countries have no agenda, they aren't real participants in the Great Game the way that are countries in the First World. This despite the fact that, by attaining nuclear weapons capabilities, North Korea has become a Regional Power.I bet it's sort of comforting to feel
that only America is real.
Threats from outside our borders,
appear like mere puppets, taking our orders.
To make those foreign hot heads all turn cooler,
we simply need to elect a peaceful ruler!