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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Is the U.S. about to "go wobbly" on North Korea?

That certainly is the impression I'm getting.  Take a look for yourselves and see if you agree.

This is why I really wish Canada had a seat at the table.  Look at the current six participants (Communist China, the U.S., Japan, Russia, Stalinist North Korea, and South Korea), only the U.S. and Japan are honestly trying to force SNK to make good on its three earlier promises (1985, 1987, and 1994) not to become a nuclear power.  Another strong U.S. ally at the talks would be very helpful in stiffening Washington's spine.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on January 31, 2007 in International Affairs | Permalink


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A first step would be to sign the BMD; I don’t really want to set my county up as a target without some defense in place first.

That can’t be done while Quebec still has 75 seats because as pacifists they prevent Conservatives from getting a majority and without that we can’t get the BMD signed.

So a fist step might be to sign an agreement with Marc as offered on this blog today.

When we get rid of those 75 seats, then we would only need 117 seats for a majority government.

With that, we could regain our spine and sit at tables as you’ve suggested.

Posted by: nomdenet | 2007-01-31 11:13:30 AM

About to go wobbly? Sorry but the U.S. has never been anything other concerning N. Korea. It was after all a democrat administration that first paid the demanded blackmail and with the demos back in power for all intents and purposes I do not see any change. Plus the faithful State Dept., will always insist, as all good Lefties, on talks, etc. instead of any concrete action.

As for Canada, nomdenet is sadly right. As long as we are stuck with Quebec with its over-representation in seats, there is little hope for positive change.

Posted by: Alain | 2007-01-31 11:21:52 AM

We could always give Jimmy Carter another Nobel Peace Prize. That might work.

Posted by: Raging Ranter | 2007-01-31 11:41:33 AM

Does Canada have a military? Not counting the Canadian Mounties...the ones on horseback...

Posted by: Jay | 2007-01-31 12:35:55 PM

Alain is dead right - we've always been 'wobbly' on NK. Under clinton, they got two nuclear weapons, and now under bush, they probably have closer to ten.

Bottom line - every US administration has been too afraid to risk upsetting China and Russia by treating NK with any serious pressure.

So little Kim continues to control us.

Sad, but totally true.

Posted by: Tony | 2007-01-31 12:49:50 PM

So right you are DJ.

Posted by: OMMAG | 2007-02-01 7:28:41 PM

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