Here's the "good news":
North Korea agreed on Wednesday to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches, and to allow checks by nuclear inspectors, in an apparent policy shift that paves the way for resuming long-stalled disarmament talks.
Note the subtle difference in the Nork's press release:
"The DPRK, upon request by the U.S. and with a view to maintaining positive atmosphere for the DPRK-U.S. high-level talks, agreed to a moratorium on nuclear tests, long-range missile launches, and uranium enrichment activity at Yongbyon and allow the IAEA to monitor the moratorium on uranium enrichment while productive dialogues continue," North Korea's official KCNA news agency said.
Please to note that Yongbyon is only one of a number of suspected Nork nuke sites. Seems as if Dear Leader Jr. has left himself wiggle room as far as "activities" may go at any other nuclear test sites...as well as an opening to queer the entire deal once he has the foodstuff. After all, who defines "productive dialogue"?
"Worse than bad", says Jack David:
Wholly apart from the fact that North Korea has dishonored each and every non-proliferation agreement it has made over the years and can be expected not to comply with this agreement as well, its promise to suspend already-illegal activities in one location leaves it completely free to continue them elsewhere. Making a single-site moratorium on North Korea’s nuclear misconduct the central feature of an agreement is astonishingly foolish
The U.S. promise to supply North Korea with 240,000 metric tons of food aid as part of the bargain also is more than suspect...virtually all international food aid it previously has received has been diverted from the intended beneficiaries to the purposes of the North Korean elites and military....Given that the U.S. announced its promise of the food aid without details, it probably is too much to hope that the details will address this...
"Step lively, boys! American pizza for dinner tonight!"
The Obama administration isn't much good at details. They'll claim "best intentions" when the North Korean people starve to death this winter anyway, kept captive in fear and terror by a well-fed army.
"Aw, what's the matter, kids? Couldn't find enough grass and tree bark to eat today?"
An army well fed by Barack Obama. Using our money.
One begins to wonder if he can really be this stupid. Perhaps we should look for another rationale for this behavior.
Perhaps, filled with a new-found confidence in his assured re-election (as divined by his oracles in the White House), the president no longer feels the need to cloak his moves in liberal propaganda anymore, but is ready to come out of the closet, so to speak, and declare himself and his true intentions - for this nation, and for the world...