actually, i think it was fatal. richardson was too stupid to avoid walking into the trap the North Koreans set for him...
>>actually, i think it was fatal. richardson was too stupid to avoid walking into the trap the North Koreans set for him...<<
The Democrats think we should be negotiating with North Korea and this trip was all about the Bush administration negotiating with North Korea so I’m really not conivnced this hurts Richardson.
The trip was a coordinated effort. While Cha and Richardson were in North korea “U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill is surrounded by reporters after he meets with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, also the chief Chinese envoy to international talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, in Seoul”
There is an AP story about that part but its not getting wide distribution. I don’t blame individuals for not knowing the whole story but I do blame NewsMax for skipping the main story to take a shot a minor candidate.
>>Deadlock broken over North Korean funds
The United States said Tuesday that a financial deadlock stalling North Korean disarmament efforts has been broken and hinted that a looming deadline for action by the Stalinist state could be extended.
With just days to go before a weekend deadline for North Korea to shut down its main nuclear facility, the State Department said a stalemate over the release of $25 million in frozen North Korean bank accounts had been cleared.<<
its also interesting - if you do a google news search for Victor Cha you get 1,702 stories about the the Nuclear negotiations and the Chinese funds and 6 stories about the POW remains and no stories about Peublo
A google news search for Bill Richardson shows 1,715 stories about the nuclear negotiations , 8 articles about the POW remains, 39 articles about Richard supporting a bill that benefited a large donor and none about the Pueblo.
The Pueblo just really isn’t the story here - we have nuclear crisis and we have decided to negotiate with North Korea after 6 years of saying we would not do that.
That’s the story.