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Why Bush is Seeking Confrontation with North Korea

The Bush Administration and the North Korean nuclear test

by Gregory Elich

North Korea's nuclear test and UN sanctions have brought relations between
the U.S. and North Korea to their lowest point since President Bush took
office. Yet it was only little more than a year ago that for one brief
moment hopes were kindled for a diplomatic settlement of the nuclear
dispute. At the six-party talks on September 19, 2005, a statement of
principles on nuclear disarmament was signed between the U.S. and the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK - the formal name for North
Korea). The Bush Administration, however, viewed its signature on the
agreement as only a tactical delay. During negotiations it had firmly
rejected the statement, and was brought around only when the Chinese
delegation warned that it would announce that the U.S. was to blame were the
six-party talks to collapse.

The ink was barely dry on the document when the U.S. immediately violated
one of its main points.

Full article at:
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eyes wide shut 02.Nov.2006 10:45


Thanks for doing your part to pry open our eyes...you will be busy for the next hundred years.
We are the United States of Jerry Springer, Rush Limbaugh, etc. etc. etc.

The real surprise?... 03.Nov.2006 07:47

Pravda or Consequences

Source:  http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials

"Mr. Kim backed off on his demand for direct bilateral negotiations with Washington. For its part, the Bush administration loosened its insistence on resuming talks without prior conditions."

GW and his rat pack need not feel like they had to 'bend over for peace'. It may provide opportunity and motivation for honest diplomacy.