A Chinese general said today that China was ready to attack the United States with nuclear weapons:
WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday rejected as "highly irresponsible" a Chinese general's warning that China might use nuclear weapons against the United States in the event of a U.S. attack on China over Taiwan. (Quote from here.)
Whoa. "Highly Irresponsible"? That's it? No "Bring it on" comments from the loudmouth-in-chief? We're threatened with nuclear attack from a high ranking Chinese general, and our response is "Gosh, you didn't really mean it, did you?"
Kind of a far cry from this:
"There are some who feel like that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is bring them on," Bush said.
I guess President Bush only makes statements like "Bring it on" against softer targets like Iraq. Like a bully on a playground, Bush doesn't pick on opponents his own size.