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Dems Demand Negotiations With N Korea

From the DNC's Associated Press:

Top Democrat calls for talks with North Korea

Oct 10, 2006

WASHINGTON – The Bush administration should abandon its long-standing refusal to engage in direct talks with North Korea, now that Pyongyang has ratcheted up the stakes with its announced nuclear test, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and prominent Democrat said Tuesday.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who served in President Bill Clinton’s administration and has visited North Korea, said President Bush was right to seek sanctions against North Korea in the U.N., but should next move to direct talks with the reclusive nation.

“I would engage directly in face-to-face talks,” Richardson said on NBC’s “Today” show. “That’s when you deliver your toughest message.” …

The administration has been attempting for years to get more countries to join its anti-proliferation initiative, aimed at stopping countries like North Korea from selling nuclear weaponry and missiles. But it has refused one of North Korea’s key demands: that the United States engage in direct one-on-one talks.

Instead the administration insists on sticking to the so-called six-party format, where Russia, China, South Korea and Japan have joined the United States in talking to North Korea…

We don't even know for sure whether it was really a nuclear bomb the North Koreans detonated. But the Democrats are ready to surrender anyway.

And lest we forget, Bill Richardson wasn’t even able to buy Monica Lewinsky’s silence with a UN job in "face-to-face talks."

Some negotiator he is.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 10th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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