Si­lence Is Golden

The Washington Post - - World News -

North Korea had just shocked the world by test­ing a nu­clear weapon, seem­ingly con­firm­ing Bush’s ear­lier warn­ings. But the pres­i­dent had se­cretly au­tho­rized sub­stan­tive ne­go­ti­a­tions with real in­cen­tives for Py­ongyang, a move that caused con­ser­va­tives to howl. The eas­i­est path was to not men­tion North Korea at all.

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