Sunday, October 12, 2008

Please Come Back, Honey--I'll Treat You Better This Time, Honest 

Saturday, 11 October, the United States removed North Korea from the list of terrorist sponsoring nations, in exchange for the DPRK's agreement to permit verification of its nuclear activities. Sunday North Korea said it will resume dismantling its nuclear facilities.

I hope the Bush administration (which is acting more like an Obama administration every day) knows something the rest of us don't, because frankly, I wouldn't trust the DPRK any further than I personally could throw one of their ballistic missiles.

They have consistently failed to perform on their numerous promises with regard to halting and/or verification of their nuclear program, and there seems to be no reason why the United States should think they will change their modus operandi. In short, I think this is one of the most dumb-ass things the Bush administration has done.

It seems that the American foreign policy establishment has developed a form of battered wife syndrome with respect to the DPRK--no matter what they do, we'll always welcome them back, while they go on cheating and carrying on with the floozy down the block.

Somehow I don't think the story will end any better than most battered wife tales.

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