A year after
Under the new agreement, reached under the “Six Party Talks” consortium of nations, and involving a side-deal between the NorK’s and the United States, the U.S. is accepting a more limited action than originally bargained for, with one facility being mothballed instead of three.
According to the text of the document, released by
The actions outlined by the document are "a major step towards the goal of achieving the verifiable denuclearization of the
Under the agreement,
Lest anyone rush to pat the Bush administration on the back for getting something right, lets do a reality check:
- The North Koreans kicked inspectors out of the country after the Bush administration cited solid intelligence that the North Koreans were cheating on the Agreed Framework. Par for the course, the Bushies had to fess up later that their intel was not all that and a bag of chips. You could even call it phony.
had minuscule amounts of fissile material, if any at all. Now it has conducted a nuclear test and has enough weapons grade material for up to a dozen nuclear bombs. Even the most conservative estimates peg it at enough for 6-8 weapons. North Korea
So don’t get in a big toot to congratulate the chimperor for putting out a fire, when he struck the match and dropped it in a puddle of gasoline in the first damned place.