I don’t want to be like Paul Simon and be “the last to admit it.”
I’m not 100% sure, but it appears as if something actually went right for a change.
North Korea blew up the cooling tower at its Nuclear Power plant (that could have been creating plutonium necessary for nuclear weapons). Along with this, they have handed over discovery documents as well. They are now playing by the rules.
This is a result of multi-national, diplomatic pressure, economic sanctions, etc. Korea’s sudden cooperation may be a result of their desperate financial times, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that they were brought back into the fold without shedding any blood.
In a sign of good will, George Bush has taken them off the list of countries who sponsor terrorism.
I’m not sure we’re closing the books on this problem, but I don’t want to be accused of being one of those bloggers who doesn’t recognize a really good thing when it happens, and this is really good.