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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:04 PM
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Richardson urges diplomacy on N. Korea
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 12:12 PM by cal04
Gov. Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador who has parleyed with North Korea, is urging diplomacy in dealing with an announcement by North Korea that it had set off an underground nuclear test.

Richardson, who said he considers the test a hostile act, urged the Bush administration to seek immediate support from the United NationsSecurity Council for U.S. efforts to stop North Korea's nuclear weapons development.

The crisis needs face-to-face diplomacy, Richardson said in a statement released late Sunday.

The Democratic governor, who was U.N. ambassador and U.S. energy secretary during the Clinton administration, visited North Korea in October 2005 at the request of the Pyongyang regime. He toured North Korea's nuclear reactor at Yongbyon as part of his effort to try to derail the development of nuclear weapons.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061009/ap_on_re_us/richard...
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:10 PM
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1. This administration has called on Richardson several times
to try to save their worthless asses, always calling him "unofficial" so they wouldn't feel under obligation to take advice from a Democrat.

North Korean diplomats have also sought him out, trying to find a strategy to deal with an obdurate administration who calls them "evil" and thinks that's diplomacy.

Poor Richardson doesn't seem to understand that anything suggested by a Democrat, no matter how sensible, will be rejected simply because it came from a Democrat.
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:30 PM
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2. How Clintonesque of him.
Which is exactly why they won't do anything other than pay lip service to his ideas.
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:33 PM
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3. Diplomacy? We don't need no stinkin' diplomacy.
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:41 PM
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4. BTW, it should read "diplomacy WITH"....not "on"
:)
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