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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:29 PM
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AP - "NKorea's Kim wants summit with SKorea" - Wonder Where Things Would Be If Gingrich/McCain...
...had been calling the shots earlier? I am betting that we are all wondering what would have happened if Gingrich had his way, and tried to intercept of destroy North Korea's missles on the ground? Or, if we did not lift a finger to rescue the two journalists?

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090824/ap_on_re_as/as_kore...

SEOUL, South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has sent word that he wants to hold a summit with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in the latest sign of easing tensions between the divided nations, news reports said Monday.

Kim's envoy proposed the summit during a rare meeting Sunday, and Lee told the envoy that he would be open to a summit if it is discuss North Korea's nuclear program, the South's mass-circulation Chosun Ilbo daily reported, citing an unidentified government official.

Another leading newspaper, the JoongAng Ilbo, carried a similar report.

However, the South's presidential Blue House denied the reports, saying that Lee and the North's envoy had general discussions on improving relations between the two sides, but that nothing related to a summit was mentioned.

North Korea has significantly softened its stance toward the South in recent weeks, freeing a South Korean worker held there for more than four months, lifting restrictions on border crossings and agreeing to resume suspended joint projects.

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JonQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:37 PM
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1. I've got a feeling
the only way he really wants to "visit" the south is at the head of a victorious army of "liberation".

Anytime relations improve it's because he's tried to be tough and found that backfired, and is rapidly trying to save face.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:45 PM
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2. He's got a great sense of humor. He's Lucy with the football and everyone else is Charlie Brown.
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