Reuters, quoting unidentified Pentagon and State Department officials, is reporting that Dingbat Dear Leader Kim of North Korea test-launched four missiles today, but the pride of his fleet, the precious Taep'o-dong-2 (TD-2) missile apparently failed, 40 seconds after launch.
The others splashed into the Sea of Japan.
Now anything the State Department says has to be taken with a jug or three of Morton's Salt, but, if true, it's worth raising the wine glasses to the TD-2's unsuccessful maiden trip. Definitely my kind of Fourth of July fireworks. I suppose it would be too much to hope that the thing went crashing into the official VIP reviewing stand.