Heard an interesting theory yesterday: the qualifier for getting into the “axis of evil” was the probable future capability of launching nukes at the United States. By hyping up the menace posed by these countries, President Bush hopes to gain support for National Missile Defense. Of course, if this is the case, then he won’t attack them and destroy that capability, if nobody can nuke us, then there’s no need for NMD. This falls in line with Bush’s attempts to isolate North Korea instead of engaging with them from day one of his Presidency.