Negotiations. Is there anything that they can’t solve?
“We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States,” North Korea’s National Defense Commission said in a statement released by the official news service.
“Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words,” it said.
So naturally, Kerry will go on pitching words, as he always has for a long time now. Because when a crazy nuclear dictator says that settling accounts will be done with force, not words, it’s time to bring more words to a nuke fight.
Senator John Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged the U.S. to pursue diplomatic dialogue with North Korea
Kerry also spoke of “strategic patience,” indicating that the Obama administration’s policy toward North Korea should not become “strategic indifference.”
That was in 2010. Next year it was time for even more “strategic patience” and talks.
The risks of maintaining the status quo are grave. North Korea would likely build more nuclear weapons
and missiles. It may well export nuclear technology or even fissile material. And the next violation of the
armistice could escalate into wider hostilities that threaten U.S. allies and interests.
Yes, and there’s only one solution. The same useless policy that allowed North Korea to build and export its nuclear arsenal.
Let me be clear: We must get beyond the political talking point that engaging North Korea is somehow “rewarding bad behavior.” It is not. We will set the time and place and we will negotiate in good faith. Talks will be based on our national security interests and those of our allies.
Absolutely not. It’s just promising to give North Korea things if they stop threatening us so much.
Our country has long and wisely separated humanitarian concerns from politics. Consistent with that tradition, we should consider additional food aid to the North.
Sure, why should North Korea have to divert money from building nukes to agriculture.
And last year the news was even better for Kerry’s long romance with North Korea.
A prominent U.S. senator met Friday with North Korea’s nuclear envoy who promised to live up to commitments made in an agreement last week with the United States.
Democrat Sen. John Kerry said that the North Korean also made a “profound statement” about wanting a different relationship and not wanting to fight with the United States.
“They said that they will live by the agreement that they made last week, that we can count on that,” Kerry, who chairs the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, told reporters.
In return, the U.S. will provide its first food aid to the impoverished communist nation in three years.
Ladies and Gentlemen, your next Secretary of State.