The famous words uttered by UK PM Chamberlain after the peace deal he brokered with Hitler back in the 1930’s. And it did NOTHING to prevent war or secure a peace.
It makes me think when I hear about the possibility of an agreement between North and South Korea…..could this be the legacy that is needed for a Trumpian win?
It would go a long way for a more positive outlook in the future….but why on the Peninsula and not anywhere else? An interesting question that more people should ask…..
Even while the Trump administration looks increasingly likely to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on May 12, it is simultaneously preparing for an historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, as part of an effort to negotiate a nuclear deal with Pyongyang. This contradictory, disjointed approach to non-proliferation is consistent with the style of a leader like President Trump, who seems to view foreign policy as a random collection of individual business deals rather than a single grand coherent strategy with an overarching goal; more often than not, there seems to be a lack of strategic linkages to US national interests. It is downright peculiar that the Trump administration is actively sabotaging the nuclear deal with Iran while simultaneously engaging in high-level talks with North Korea in an effort to negotiate nuclear constraints.
This process should be given all the optimism we can muster for it is a good start but it must continue….
After that piece I read another interesting article…..why are pundits hating the Korean thing?
According to a recent poll, 88 percent of the South Korean public viewed the recent peace summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in as a success. In addition, 65 percent of South Koreans trust Kim Jong-un on his pledge to denuclearize, and Moon Jae-in’s approval ratings have shot up to 86 percent. Broadly speaking, recent developments between North and South Korea have been met with widespread optimism and praise from the South Korean public.
“’Yada, yada, yada,’ the perennial hawk Max Boot wrote disparagingly in the Washington Post about the ‘Korea summit hype,’ adding that ‘there is very little of substance here.’ Similar hot takes were offered by Nicholas Kristof and Nicholas Eberstadt in the New York Times, Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post, Robin Wright in the New Yorker, and Michael O’Hanlon in The Hill. Their doubts were repeated and amplified as gospel by the usual critics on cable TV.
Keep an eye on FOX if they go against this thing so will Trump…..
NOTE: I will be AFK (Away From Keyboard) this morning….my doctors want to have a go with me again….I will return as soon as possible….please enjoy your day and your readings….chuq