Via Greg Djerejian, a classic up-is-down moment from Team Bush: "Yet a number of senior U.S. officials have said privately that they would welcome a North Korean test, regarding it as a clarifying event that would forever end the debate within the Bush administration about whether to solve the problem through diplomacy or through tough actions designed to destabilize North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's grip on power."

Or, more briefly, the failure of our policies demonstrates the need to adhere to our policies more rigidly. It's like we're being ruled by the cast of a Twighlight Zone episode.