Wednesday, July 02, 2008
One cheer for North Korea deal
North Korea blew up the cooling tower at its Yongbyon nuclear facility over the weekend, which made for a fine visual. Unfortunately, the declaration of activity it presented last week was months late and incomplete. I'm not sure I disagree with Bush's decision to take North Korea off the officially political list of terrorism sponsoring states -- the list is pretty phony anyway. But we don't know whether the "hermit kingdom" has another nuclear facility hidden somewhere else, and we do know they've welched on every other recent nuclear agreement. On the other hand, there are pretty clear signs that the regimes wants to emerge at least somewhat from its international isolation, and this could be a step. Anyway, here's the Register's editorial on the event, which covers some other aspects as well.