Wednesday, July 27, 2005


North Korea: Absence Of Bolton Makes For Progress

Much has been made over the last few days of the change in attitude of the US towards North Korea. For the first time since Bush took office, real progress is being made towards pacifying one of the world's biggest trouble spots (well, after the US itself, of course). But hasn't been mentioned in this last week's worth of news flurries is that the main reason for this progress is the absence of Bush's proposed UN Ambassador, John Bolton, who until this January was in charge of nuclear non-proliferation issues at the State Department -- and whose arrogant mulish belligerence (and glee at pissing off Pyongyang) caused the North Koreans to speed up their nuke-building program.

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