“Acting on the unrealistic assumption that he need not and should not stoop to bargaining with ‘evil’ regimes such as those in
Two points worth noting here. First the quotes around the word evil. I guess it’s all relative, in the Globe’s view. Yet if there is a single regime today that epitomizes that word, then Kim Jong Il’s is it. No quotes are necessary. They only reflect poorly on the writer.
Second, it’s worth noting that the previous administration tried "genuine negotiations" with the DPRK, and even signed an agreement with them, which was ignored by one party and came to naught. No mention of that here. Is that also Bush’s fault?
The Globe editorialist have a knack for blaming the victim in some cases, most notably when they tongue-lashed Putin for the terrorist slaughter of schoolchildren at Beslan. And of course as Harvey Mansifeld says, there is no point in talking to someone who is only going to slit your throat. But the cozy liberals in the Globe Op Ed world apparently believe that no such people exist.
There are thousands of slave laborers today (and millions of the dead) in