Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Democrats reduce North Korea to political soundbites

OpinionJournal - Featured Article :: Poisoning the Water's Edge: "Are they seriously interested in bringing about North Korea's internal collapse? It would be good to see the kind of rhetorical energy the Democrats invested in Darfur go into publicizing the plight of North Korean refugees. Would they like to see the U.N. contribute positively to managing the crisis? Then send a message of solidarity to our adversaries by confirming as U.N. ambassador John Bolton, one of the world's leading experts on proliferation.

None of these steps alone is going to resolve a crisis in which U.S. options are limited or problematic. But it would help if just once public discourse on the subject did not instantly degrade into an exercise in cynical political point-scoring. Fat chance."

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