new debate has arisen over who is the actual "axis of evil" in the world after To Sung-hoon, an activist with a South Korean teachers' union recently declared the WTO as the current front runner.
Sung-hoon is quoted as saying "The WTO is the axis of evil. We are determined to struggle to put an end to the WTO" while protesting outside the World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong. Sung-hoon, along with dozens of South Korean farmers clashed with police for a second day in a row on Wednesday.
As news of the declaration reached the White House, President Bush called an emergency meeting of cabinet members to discuss the implications of this alarming development. In his 2002 State of the Union address, President Bush had declared Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as "the axis of evil" with no mention or apparent consideration of the WTO. "It's not clear whether the Bush administration had suspected the WTO but not publicly revealed these suspicions or if this news has indeed catch the White House by surprise.
Not sure of which military command is responsible for watching the WTO and ultimately developing contingency plans in the event the president orders any type of pre-emptive strike against the organization, the Joint Cheifs of Staff are meeting to discuss the issue. Meanwhile, pentagon officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity have told reporters that the military is frantically searching intelligence and war plans for anything pertaining to the WTO.
"Quite frankly, we've been caught with our pants down on this one" said one anonymous official "We usually have a good handle on who is and who isn't evil, so we plan accordingly. This one totally caught us by surprise!"
Democratic law makers were quick to use the news as a way to help bolster their party and insult the president. "If I had been elected president, the WTO would have been the first country, ah, organization, or ah… terrorist group bombed! I knew the truth all along! Bush lied about Iraq because he was afraid of the WTO! I'm not afraid! I'm a war hero!" Senator John Kerry said in a speech given luncheon hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Association of Bass Anglers. When asked if he would support military action against the WTO, Senator Kerry responded with "Of course I'd support military action! I'd also have the moral courage to voice my opposition to my support!"
No further questions were asked of the senator.