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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:03 PM
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Bush N. Korea policy "a huge mistake"
Bush N. Korea policy "a huge mistake," says former top adviser to Vice President George HW Bush
by John in DC - 10/09/2006 02:43:00 PM

This is interesting, coming from Donald Gregg, the National Security Adviser to George Bush's father when he was vice president under Ronald Reagan.

As an aside, Donald Gregg taught a graduate class I was in at Georgetown. My favorite Donald Gregg quote from class was when he told us "Oliver North's only mistake was taking too many notes." You get the picture - not exactly a flaming liberal.

Why won't the Bush administration talk bilaterally and substantively with NK, as the Brits (and eventually the US) did with Libya? Because the Bush administration sees diplomacy as something to be engaged in with another country as a reward for that country's good behavior. They seem not to see diplomacy as a tool to be used with antagonistic countries or parties, that might bring about an improvement in the behaviour of such entities, and a resolution to the issues that trouble us. Thus we do not talk to Iran, Syria, Hizballah or North Korea. We only talk to our friends -- a huge mistake.

http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/10/bush-n-korea-po...
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shadow 99 Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:08 PM
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1. NK is more of a threat to the Asians; let them worry about him.
I am tired of sending his country oil and food.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:48 PM
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4. God forbid the US from lending a hand to the needy
You sound very much like a right winger that claims to be Christian. We are tired of helping people, what we need is more bombs... :shrug:
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:57 PM
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5. "If you want to defeat your enemy, feed him."
Old saying
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:08 PM
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7. "The best way to get rid of an enemy is to
make him a friend." Abraham Lincoln
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:08 PM
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2. They live inside a bubble
That attitude does not work in international affairs.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:24 PM
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3. Bad for the world.
But since the Bushistas have turned their backs on nonproliferation, planned new nukes for the U.S., and so blown the discussions with N. Korea, the U.S. lacks all moral authority to comment on N. Korea's actions.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:59 PM
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6. Well Mr. Gregg certainly sums it up.
But for the freeper impaired.

Dick has gun.

Jim has 1,000 guns.

Dick says Jim if you don't shoot me with any of your guns, I will not use mine. Let's talk.

Jim says I am the only one allowed to have guns and you do what I say.

Dick says, fuck you.











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