October 29, 2007

"A deal to keep with North Korea"

The Boston Globe Editorial: "TANTALIZINGLY INCOMPLETE information about the Syrian site that Israel struck in a nighttime raid Sept. 6 has been coming out in dribs and drabs. Not surprisingly, hawks inside and outside the Bush administration are trying to use the apparent combination of a surreptitious Syrian nuclear plant and North Korean involvement with it to argue for a change of President Bush's policy for denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. But there are heartening signs the hard-liners are losing that argument. That is the implication of Bush's refusal to abandon a recent agreement on the disabling of North Korea's nuclear facilities in exchange for parallel American measures that may eventually lead to normalized relations with the North..."

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