Uh "nice" to see you back. You realize Bush would never be caught dead being photographed with little Kim, don't you?
Well, different geo-political situations call for different diplomacy. Russia shares a border with N.Korea and if littl Kim there goes nuts and starts a nuke war with America, guess where the trade winds carry all the fall out and the refugees. If a shiny medal and a pair of ponies send the little nut job back to talks, hell, give him double.