IDIOTS….Yesterday a deputy secretary of state, under pressure from a Senate panel, admitted the obvious about North Korea:

“Of course we’re going to have direct talks with the North Koreans. There’s no question about it,” [Richard] Armitage told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Pyongyang has pressed for one-on-one talks, but the United States had insisted that the regime must first abandon its nuclear ambitions.

So all of Bush’s posturing and bluffing has come down to this. By denying the obvious, he’s now forced to weakly cave in instead of simply opening talks in the first place. He’s also wasted at least two months, during which the crisis has gotten worse.

These guys are incompetent. Why are we stuck with them?

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