November 3, 2007


US Says Unprecedented Disabling of North Korea Reactor to Begin Monday: It is more than four years since North Korea, the United States and four other nations sat down to begin discussing a possible end to North Korea's nuclear programs. While there is still a long way to go before that goal becomes a reality, an unprecedented step in that direction is about to be taken on Monday. (Barry Kalb, 11/03/07, VOA News)

A team of U.S. nuclear experts is now in North Korea to oversee the disabling of the North's main nuclear complex, at Yongbyon.

The chief U.S. envoy to the six-party talks, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, has always been hesitant to sound too optimistic about the talks. But addressing reporters in Tokyo Saturday, Hill was able to report some real progress.

Everyone wants in from the Cold.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2007 8:15 AM

I am glad that someone understands the definition of sovereignity.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 3, 2007 10:42 AM

Bush wins another one. Is anybody keeping score?

Posted by: erp at November 3, 2007 11:35 AM

I predict that no Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded next year. The committee will not be able to find a worthy recipient.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at November 3, 2007 12:16 PM

A thousand years of life to Little Kim! Give him the peace prize in '08!

Posted by: Phil at November 3, 2007 12:23 PM

So Bush is giving North Korea money to dismantle a nuclear capability that they re-started because Bush stopped the agreement Clinton set up. How it this a win for Bush?

Posted by: Brandon at November 3, 2007 2:24 PM

Brandon, you may want to revisit the "agreement" Clinton set up to see where your argument makes no sense.

Posted by: erp at November 4, 2007 9:07 AM

Don't overthink these things. What are the respective ends of American and North Korean policy?

Regime change. Regime maintenance.

Whose end benefits from ending the Nork nuke program?

The rest is noise.

Posted by: oj at November 4, 2007 1:17 PM