Trump managed to do exactly what President Obama failed to do during the Iran negotiations.
From the beginning, large sections of the Left saw potential improvements with North Korea as just another chance to attack the president.
Had the dictator pulled the lever before Trump did, it would have been seen as an embarrassment for the president. So at least the summit imploded on Trump’s terms.
‘Based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate …’
The recent meeting of the Korean leaders and upcoming Trump-Kim summit in Singapore represent progress that most South Koreans assumed would be impossible to see in our lifetimes.
Just like Iran, Kim Jong-Un comes to the negotiation table in a weak position following President Trump’s big recent foreign policy decisions.
Madeleine Albright: ‘The so-called #TrumpDoctrine is simply bellicose rhetoric strung together with contradictory statements. Bluster is no strategy, Mr. Trump.’
Why do intellectuals still cling to Marxism? The answer is that Communism is ‘idealist’ in the strict philosophical sense. And that’s not a good thing.
There are plenty of reasons to be suspicious that North Korea hasn’t fundamentally changed its goals, even if it has had to change its tactics.
We should not put the cart before the horse in the face of a deceptive and ruthless Communist regime engaged in a charm offensive for Western audiences.
The Korean people have to decide which political system they want and what kind of leader they want before they demand a reunified Korea.
If security is paramount for Kim, nuclear weapons might be his only hope of staving off regime change.
‘The others, gasping, stumbling, with face contorted, hands wildly gesticulating, and uttering horse cries of pain, fled madly through the villages and farms …’
The mainstream media treats everything Trump does as one step away from the next apocalypse. But there’s no need to freak out about the so-called trade war.
Maybe Kim Jong-un is North Korea’s Mikhail Gorbachev. But given the total lack of evidence for such a radically new direction, this is vanishingly unlikely.
The president is setting a dangerous precedent about rewarding bad behavior — in this case, from a designated state sponsor of terrorism.
We are all too frequently duped by enemies that seem to understand us better than we understand them.
Whether or not talks ultimately succeed, the development represents a huge success for Trump’s unorthodox approach to Kim.
Not so long ago, we seemed on the brink of another Korean War and Kim was vowing that his nuclear weapons program was a ‘treasured sword.’
We should be wary of a military conflict that could incinerate millions of victims of totalitarianism, along with U.S. citizens, South Koreans, and others living in the region.
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