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North Korea Agrees to End Nuclear Program

by Chris Jones (writer), Houston, September 03, 2007


According to reports North Korea has agreed to fully disclose and dismantle its nuclear programs in return for U.S. aid and an end to economic sanctions.

The “hermit kingdom” has agreed to have this completed by the end of the year marking the first time the North Koreans have set a date.

Of course it remains to be seen whether the notoriously unreliable “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-iL will keep his word or pull-out of the agreement at the last minute.

Another thing that remains to be seen is whether or not the liberal media will give George W. Bush the credit he deserves, for bringing the North Korean nuclear situation to a successful diplomatic conclusion.

The Democrats have been unrelenting in there attacks on his plans for dealing with North Korea since day one. They said he was stubborn and foolish for not agreeing to one on one talks with the North.

To his credit the President maintained his position that Bill Clinton had tried the one on one approach with the DPRK, but in the end was hoodwinked by Kim Jong-iL.

The Bush Administration instead opted to bring all the major players in on the discussions and therefore ask the DPRK in one unified voice to disarm.

This became known as the "6 party talks" and included China, U.S., France, Russia, Great Britain, and Japan.

Bush realized correctly that the country with by far the most leverage on North Korea was China.

The Chinese are literally the last communist lifeline the North has left in the world.

If China were to cut out the small amount of oil, rice, and other critical supplies it provides, the Kim Jong-iL government would dissolve overnight.

China doesn’t like the North Koreans any more than the U.S. does, but simply keep the government of "lil' Kim" from collapsing to prevent millions of sick and starving North Korean refugees from pouring over the border into China.

Again, we will all have to wait and see if the North Koreans keep up their end of the bargain. If they do it will be a major victory for Bush’s foreign policy as it relates to North Korea, and a major victory for the world.

However, when and if President Bush does receive credit for his handling of the North Korean issue, that credit will most likely come from the history books and not from the mainstream media.

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