Obama’s Asia Team Busy Partying While North Korea Launched Rocket

Forget the 3 AM phone call, this band of losers, liars and lazy golfers can’t even answer a 3 PM call.

The Obama administration’s Asia team was caught so off guard by North Korea’s Dec. 11 rocket launch, several of them actually had to put down their drinks and suddenly leave a holiday party being held in honor of the Japanese emperor’s birthday.

Several top U.S. officials dealing with Asia and North Korea from the State Department, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council were relaxing Tuesday night at the Japanese ambassador’s Nebraska Avenue residence in Washington when the news came over their blackberries that North Korea had launched another Unha-3 rocket with a “satellite” attached, this time with much more success than a previous attempt in April.

Just minutes before the launch news became known, several officials were overheard remarking how nice it was that North Korea was apparently delaying the launch, giving U.S. North Korea watchers hope that their holiday festivities would not be interrupted.

“Nobody in the U.S. government thought this would happen when it did,” said one top Asia expert who attended the party. “A lot of the guys who do the Korea stuff both on the policy and intelligence side were at this thing. They were saying ‘We bought ourselves some time.’ People were hoping it didn’t happen before Christmas because they wanted to take time off.”

This is your national security. This is your national security on Obama.

  • JacksonPearson

    The North Koreans tinkering with that rocket, have been in the news for weeks. So a launch couldn't have come as a shock or surprise. I think they were angry because that had to push away from a bar, and actually do some work!

  • Thomas Wells

    Did Obama and his team celebrate Pearl Harbor day?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Did Obama and his team celebrate Pearl Harbor day?"

      Yes of course. They had been with the emperor all week wishing and hoping he'd have better luck the next time he tries to destroy the USA.

    • Rifleman

      With them, you have to wonder. Sad but true.

  • Rifleman

    They knew the norks were fueling it, the possibility wasn't unconsidered. It's just as likely they timed the party so they could make a show exit.

  • Mary Sue

    Obama fiddles while Rome burns.

  • kafir4life

    President Stinky (BO) is an abomination. There's talk that he (with the help of Schmuckles Chumer, the grand poobah of the 2013 inauguration) will use the same Jefferson terror guide (koran), the one the islamist and fellow moon god worshipper Ellison used to be sworn in, for the public inauguration now. He's already going to use it for the private swearling in to occur with no press in the White House on Sunday. He'll be in "full muslim garb", and his muslima, the fat-bottomed Mooch Queen will be in a full body burkee, and the girls will become "women" as they are circumsized and offered as a gift to Obama's father, President Morsi.

  • SoCalMike

    Wow! The CIA was caught off guard again!
    This is news??
    When haven't they been caught off guard??
    They purged the experienced HUMINT assets and replaced them with a collection of academics.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    America's Elagabalus!

    The photo reminds me of The Roses of Heliogabalus – a famous painting of 1888 by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, that is based on a probably invented episode in the life of the Roman emperor Elagabalus, also known as Heliogabalus, (204–222), taken from the Augustan History.

    Elagabalus is portrayed attempting to smother his unsuspecting guests in rose-petals released from false ceiling panels.

    scroll down for painting – http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia

  • slider96

    Wow , what childishness …I'm impressed . Funny the N. Koreans didn't give an exact launch date …did they ? And even if they did , what could Obama do more than he has , there have been US Naval vessels placed in advance to monitor the launch if and when it was carried out .
    This article is childish .

  • slider96

    Oh yes , it's time to Investigate Obama's eligibility …again ….and again . Go ahead Greenfield sign off on that poll with a resounding yes . You'rer not driven by common sense anyway . You have a real rabid hatred towards him eh ?
    Betcha that's eating a big hole in your stomach eh ?