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Friday, December 7, 2007
"Dear Mr. Chairman"
A letter from President Bush to North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, a charter member of the axis of evil, is reported in today’s New York Times. I agree with the policy of offering incentives to
to reduce that country’s threat to regional and global security, but for those of us who watch North Korea policy, the letter and the policy are pretty striking. In exchange for Cuba ’s disclosure of its nuclear programs and dismantling of its reactor, the North Korea offers a path to normalized relations. Apparently, there is no requirement to change any aspect of United States ’s political system. The letter was delivered by an assistant secretary of State who visited North Korea this week; his travels are highlighted on the State Department’s web page. North Korea