Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Non-Bolton Proliferation

Bolton's at it again. It seems like once diplomacy has actually worked with North Korea, cribbing slightly from the agreement from the Clinton era: We'll give you means of providing alternative energy if you promise to stop nuclear development. But count on the former (terrible) UN ambassador to say:
“It sends exactly the wrong signal to would-be proliferators around the world: ‘If we hold out long enough, wear down the State Department negotiators, eventually you get rewarded,’ in this case with massive shipments of heavy fuel oil, for doing only partially what needs to be done.”
Oh, I'm sorry. Did you stop nuclear proliferation in North Korea? No. I didn't think so.

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