Bush shouldn’t go it alone in N. Korea
Of course Democrats and Europeans, and anyone whose spine is weakened by not having to support the weight of a brain, want President Bush to go it alone in talking with North Korea, rather than getting other nations involved (“Hillary chides Bush, calls for bilateral talks with North Korea, Iran,” Nov. 6 edition).
That way, if talks fail — even if it’s North Korea’s fault (and it surely will be) — they can crank up their Kerry-oke machine again to put the blame on Mr. Bush: “If we’d been in charge, we’d have forged a coalition of nations. He wants to negotiate in the same arrogant way he wages war: unilaterally.”
Naturally, they expect most of us to forget what Mrs. Clinton said.
Many Democrats and Europeans make no secret of their opinion that Mr. Bush is an idiot.
But they want him to be responsible for negotiations of literally life-or-death importance, with a near-lunatic regime, about nuclear weapons. Huh?
Having neither the profound wisdom of Mrs. Clinton nor the moral high ground of the leaders of the continent responsible for two of the most vicious and wasteful wars in history, I will nonetheless venture a guess that Kim Jong Il just might be more attentive to six nations forming a united front than to one nation whose leader is regularly vilified and insulted by countries around the world.