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North Korean Progress

It’s nice to see some substantive progress with respect to North Korea. There are still verifications and so on to occur, but things seem to be going well.

Without getting too political, it does show the potential power of diplomacy as a tool for change. It also shows that enemies don’t necessarily have to remain enemies – communication can help.

Hey, it’s great to have an opportunity to praise the Bush administration for a change. :stuck_out_tongue:

The same people that played hardball with NK to apparently (hopefully) better results than the previous administrations softball policies are the ones playing hardball with Iran.

There is a time and place for diplomatic discussion (aka formalized lying) and a time and place for saber rattling.

Unfortunately, with N. Korea we had China pushing the case - with Iran, we have Russia undermining it…

China is the final arbiter in all things related to N.Korea.That is their sphere of influence and they will do as they please.

Wow. Jaded group.