Kim Jong Won't Negotiate - Hoping for Kerry Win
Opinion Journal had this
John Kerry has picked up an endorsement of sorts, from Kim Jong Il, the lunatic communist dictator of North Korea, the Financial Times reports:
In the past few weeks, speeches by the Massachusetts senator have been broadcast on Radio Pyongyang and reported in glowing terms by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), the official mouthpiece of Mr Kim's communist regime. . . .
Rather than dealing with President George W. Bush and hawkish officials in his administration, Pyongyang seems to hope victory for the Democratic candidate on November 2 would lead to a softening in US
And here is the reason why Kerry can't make the world safer - not only does he not have guts, but the rest of the world knows it (yes, he served in Vietnam, maybe he had them then). Given the image Kerry projects, Kim's position makes sense - why give up more now, if you can manage until later when you'll give up less. If Kerry truly cared about our security, he'd make Kim give up the illusion and start war-mongering on this issue. That is one big if.