January 3, 2003
Ignoring the elephant in the room

The latest offering from "Columnist of the Year" Paul Krugman is amazing in its inanity because of Krugman's neglect of the biggest, most relevant issue when it comes to the current nuclear standoff with North Korea. Krugman's "analysis" (I think this is an appropriate time for the infamous scare quotes) of the North Korean situation […]

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October 23, 2002
Wait a couple of days, and let someone else do it

I'd planned on writing a little dissection of this piece in Monday's San Diego Union-Tribune by columnist James Goldsborough. The piece is a lame attempt to equate Iraq's quest for nuclear weapons with North Korea's acquisition of them. The Bush administration's reaction to North Korea's revelation of a nuclear weapons program last week was to […]

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October 18, 2002
Crow for Kristof

While scanning through some recent columns by Nicholas Kristof on Iraq, I came across this one from October 11 that mentions North Korea. In 1994 the vogue threat changed, and hawks pressed hard for a military confrontation with North Korea. We came within an inch of going to war with North Korea, in a conflict […]

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October 17, 2002
Now they get it

The New York Times' editorial page has finally seen the light on North Korea, after being hit on the head with the fact that, yes Virginia, they do have nukes. Because North Korea has now violated solemn international weapons agreements, any new understandings will have to be verified unconditionally and highly intrusively. If there is […]

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October 17, 2002
We told you so!

The Wall Street Journal pulled this editorial out of their archives regarding the Clinton administration deal with North Korea back in 1993. U.S. officials are saying that if only the North will budge on inspections, the U.S. and its allies will start treating it like any other country. Investment would flow and the U.S. would […]

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October 16, 2002
Leaving the world a safer place than when you got it

The New York Times is reporting that the North Koreans have told U.S. officials that they have a nuclear weapon. Confronted by new American intelligence, North Korea has admitted that it has been conducting a major clandestine nuclear-weapons development program for the past several years, the Bush administration said tonight. Officials added that North Korea […]

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