While unconditional Obama backers fall all over themselves praising the latest idealistic attempt at diplomacy with North Korea, Michael Austin over at NRO rains on their parade by exposing the reality of the deal. Obama’s foreign policies continue to make him look foolishly naïve and endanger the world in the process.
From Michael Austin at NRO
After appearing to rush into an agreement just two weeks ago, the rug has been pulled out from under the White House by Pyongyang’s announcement that it will launch a “satellite” into orbit on April 15, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Great Leader Kim Il Sung. Of course, this satellite will be mounted on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile, and is thus a disguised missile test. This promises to scupper the food-for-nuke-freeze pact whereby the North would cease production at just one of its nuclear sites and forgo missile tests, in exchange for about 240,000 tons of food.
What was just a fortnight ago being hailed as a diplomatic coup for President Obama now is revealed for the sucker play it was…Either he (Obama) has to accept a de facto missile test, in contravention of his own agreement and numerous U.N. resolutions banning such activity, or he has to admit he got played…it doesn’t bode well for dealing with the North over the next couple of years…
Read it here: Ping-Pyong