UPDATED, 11:20 PM
The lede of an AP story:
UNITED NATIONS - Japan said Wednesday it is considering sanctions against North Korea in a U.N. resolution that would condemn the reclusive communist nation's missile tests and call for a return to six-party talks on its nuclear program.
Maybe if North Korea were less reclusive . . . (Hah!)
UPDATE: In case you were wondering whether Russia and China are our allies:
UNITED NATIONS - China and Russia resisted an attempt in the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions against North Korea for its missile launches Wednesday, saying only diplomacy could halt the isolated regime's nuclear and rocket development programs.
Seems to me that what brought the USSR to its knees wasn't diplomacy.Sic 'em, George.