Skip to comments.DRUDGE: BUSH TEAM WANTS PEACE TALKS WITH N KOREA
Posted on 05/17/2006 6:35:18 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
Bush's top advisers have recommended a broad new approach to dealing with North Korea that would include beginning negotiations on a peace treaty, NYT planning to report in Thursday Page Ones... Developing...
Don't we already have one? 48th and all that?
That was a cease fire.
Technically, we are still at war with them.
According to the NY TIMES.
Consider it false in its' entirety or faction in which the Slimes takes some facts to caot their overall lie.
Isn't it just a cease-fire agreement? As far as I know the war's not over.
Anyway I'm all for peace. There, what a low content statement that is :-)
I believe that the existing agreement is a cease-fire, not a peace treaty.
I heard that the drudge report was going to buy out the NY Times.
Bush will attempt to outdo Clinton .........by surrendering South Korea.
My first thought - maybe this is the opening move toward bringing home our troops in Korea.
I don't react negatively to any Republican based on anything that starts out with the phrase "ACCORDING TO THE NY TIMES".
South Korea is intent on surrendering all on it's own - they don't need any help.
"Anyway I'm all for peace. There, what a low content statement that is :-)"
And we can move all those high tech drones, "virtual fences" and camera's
to the met-e-co's border. Great news.
But, let me get this straight...
George W. Bush "WANTS PEACE TALKS WITH N KOREA"?
What are we going to do? Trade with them?
I'm waiting for Bush Team Wants Peace Talks with Conservatives...
Just look at the fine mess America has made of the world.
Korea, Western Europe....hate us......
we wasted all our soldiers and fortune to save people not worth saving.
Those bums prefer starvation and genocide...African style!!
I'll wait for the facts from the administration itself. I wouldn't trust the Slimes if they told me it was raining even if it was if I looked outside.
Talking about N. Korea beats the snot out of talking about ..Mexico!!
¡No mencione México!
They're just trying to figure out a way they can blame it on us.
35% - Start peace talks with Mexico
30% - Start peace talks with North Korea
25% - Start peace talks with Iran
not no but hell no
NYT is being the useful idiot on this one. Waiting to see the DPRK response.
Nothing happens in NK without the PRC's approval. Its a good bet China knew Kim was building a bomb. Its a better bet they may have helped build it.
My father-in-law, a former AF officer and member of SAC, tells the story of dealing with communists. The only deal in place with commies that has endured is the Cease Fire with N. Korea. And the only reason it has worked is because we back it with force.
Someone please tell me how this approach differs from the kind of crap we had with Clinton.
It's almost like we are witnessing the baton handoff between sell-outs.
NO MORE BUSH-CLINTON-CLINTON-BUSH-BUSH. 20 years is enough!
He's Wronley. So Wronley.
A peace treaty with North Korea? HMMMMM
This is correct. We've had more than a couple run-ins since 1953. From PBS.org:
Clashes in the DMZ
While the DMZ sits at the eye of the storm in the conflict between North and South Korea, it has also incited violence between the United States and North Korea. Ten years after the DMZ was created, North Korean ground gunners forced a U.S. helicopter from the sky when it crossed into North Korean territory. North Korean officials held the two pilots for a year until the U.S. admitted it had violated the 1953 agreement by crossing the line. Another U.S. helicopter was shot down in 1969, but the crew was released after 109 days in North Korean custody after the U.S. again confessed to violating the truce.
One of the zone's most violent clashes came in 1976, when North Korean troops bludgeoned to death two U.S. military officers who had been trimming branches from a tree in the DMZ to improve their view of the North. Five South Koreans and four other U.S. servicemen were killed in the skirmish. According to U.S. accounts, North Korean soldiers initially agreed to the tree pruning but grew violent as the work went on and attacked. The North Koreans said U.S. troops had attacked their soldiers, sparking the battle.
The incident sparked an angry response from President Gerald Ford, who accused North Korea of "murder" and warned that Pyongyang would bear full responsibility "for the consequences." The U.S. raised the readiness level of its forces in Korea and sent a team of soldiers to cut the tree down three days later. According to U.S. officials, North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung issued a statement calling the deaths "regrettable."
However, not all conflicts in the DMZ have occurred above ground. Tunnels dug under the DMZ have caused repeated diplomatic flares between the two countries. A South Korean patrol group spotted the first of four confirmed tunnels from North Korea in 1974. The group saw steam rising from the ground and thought they saw a hot spring, but instead discovered a tunnel only a foot underground, the Associated Press reports. A second tunnel was discovered in 1975.
In 1978, United Nations Command troops discovered a tunnel that North Korea had dug under the border and into South Korean territory near Panmunjom. The tunnel started at the back slope of a hill on the North Korean side of the DMZ and stretched some 246 feet below the surface for nearly a mile, according to a U.S. News and World Report story. The tunnel, discovered by a South Korean counter-tunneling operation after border guards detected underground explosions, was the deepest and largest of those discovered, large enough to drive a jeep through, U.S. officials said. Although the tunnel is now blocked by a reinforced steel door at the North-South border, the South Korean end now serves as a popular tourist attraction, the Korea Herald reports.
A fourth tunnel was discovered in 1990, crossing some 1,000 yards into the eastern end of the DMZ. U.S. and South Korean officials have denounced all four tunnels as violations of the 1953 truce. North Korea has repeatedly denied accusations they dug the tunnels.
The zone has remained a touchy political subject in democratic South Korea as well. In 1988, South Korean riot police barred the path of a group of 10,000 South Korean students approaching the DMZ from Seoul planning to call for reunification. Some 50 students and policemen were injured in the ensuing clash, while the South Korean government and all three opposition parties urged the students to call off their march, The Economist reported.
I smell China mixed in this....China says our soldiers out of Asia and in return we bomb Iran. Either that or Bush knows we will need the S Korea soldiers for Iran. Either way, somethings brewing
We're all gonna die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sure why not? Nothing else Bush is doing seems to be working.
This may be a long shot...I wonder if they discussed this with certain people to see whether or not it would make it to the NYT. In other words, they are looking for a leaker.
How do you folks DO it?
Howard Dean has nothing on you. That's a fact.
>>South Korea is intent on surrendering all on it's own - they don't need any help.
Exactly. Maybe this is partially a way to get them to wake up.
If they don't, let's get our guys off of the peninsula, and put'em somewhere where they have more effectiveness as a force-in-being, instead of just being a tripwire.
it brought the soviet union without a shot fired. Capitalism, it works.
Don't let the truth get in the way of your incredibly unclever bashing.
You might never recover your reputations if you ever admitted that you say whatever you feel like saying just for attention, regardless of reality.
Since we're clueless and guessing - it could be a move to try and get Russia and China to help us out with Iran (although I am not sure Russia and China would actually want us negotiating directly with them or not). But I offer that as a possibility. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors.
Your post has me LOL.
Dismal failure all around that Bush.......yessireee BOB!
I always laugh at the class clowns.....
There's no tactical reason we need to have troops at the Korean DMZ.
Let the South Koreans sleep in the political bed they've made with their recent comments. Pull the US out and whatever happens, happens.
Actually, this may not be a bad idea. Right now, the imminent danger is from Iran.
North Korea is an evil regime, but their leaders act in their own self-interest, like a cold-war adversary. It is not in the North Korean leadership's self-interest to actually start a nuclear war in which they would be annihilated.
Iran's leadership represents the greater danger. They have all but publicly announced their intentions to use their nuclear weapons when they have them. They are motivated by an ideology that says it may be worth dying to achieve certain goals. While immigration is important, and Iraq is very important, the single most important objective of our foreign policy ought to be to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. If we have to make nice with some unsavory people to achieve that objective, it may be a wise choice.