Letters: Feb. 3, 2003

The Bigger Threat?

"We should stop thinking North Korea is just vying for attention. Let's get serious with this hidden dragon and watch our backs." Dolores Miller Rockledge, Fla.

TIME's otherwise thoughtful and balanced account of the Korean crisis veered away from examining the Bush Administration's hostile attitude toward North Korea [World, Jan. 13]. Why did Bush feel he had to go beyond his already lunatic "axis of evil" remarks to say how much he personally disliked North Korean leader Kim Jong Il? No wonder the North Koreans feel that they need to have nuclear weapons. Their pride is hurt, and...

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