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DRUDGE: BUSH TEAM WANTS PEACE TALKS WITH N KOREA
http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | May 17, 2006

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...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous
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1 posted on 05/17/2006 6:35:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Las Vegas Dave

"peace treaty"

Don't we already have one? 48th and all that?


2 posted on 05/17/2006 6:38:44 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

That was a cease fire.

Technically, we are still at war with them.


3 posted on 05/17/2006 6:40:36 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Las Vegas Dave

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.


4 posted on 05/17/2006 6:40:45 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

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 :-)


5 posted on 05/17/2006 6:41:18 PM PDT by mhx
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To: Michael Goldsberry
Don't underestimate the military minds behind President Bush's actions. Sure, the anti-Bush bots will jump on this.. but how many of them are sitting on their couch guessing while President Bush has the entire Pentagon, NSA, CIA feeding him information and giving him advice..

The strategy behind this may be interesting.... no guesses, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt.
6 posted on 05/17/2006 6:41:26 PM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Democrats are not conservatives!)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

I believe that the existing agreement is a cease-fire, not a peace treaty.


7 posted on 05/17/2006 6:41:45 PM PDT by mdefranc
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To: new yorker 77

I heard that the drudge report was going to buy out the NY Times.


8 posted on 05/17/2006 6:41:52 PM PDT by mhx
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To: mhx
He could probably do it with his daily Starbucks budget considering the NYSlims value lately...
9 posted on 05/17/2006 6:42:50 PM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Democrats are not conservatives!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Bush will attempt to outdo Clinton .........by surrendering South Korea.


10 posted on 05/17/2006 6:46:37 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I'm a proud GRINGO......is Bill Clinton still the president?...Seems that way sometimes!)
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To: mnehrling

My first thought - maybe this is the opening move toward bringing home our troops in Korea.


11 posted on 05/17/2006 6:48:28 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC
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To: Las Vegas Dave

I don't react negatively to any Republican based on anything that starts out with the phrase "ACCORDING TO THE NY TIMES".


12 posted on 05/17/2006 6:48:43 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

South Korea is intent on surrendering all on it's own - they don't need any help.


13 posted on 05/17/2006 6:49:27 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC
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To: mhx

"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.


14 posted on 05/17/2006 6:53:34 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Las Vegas Dave; All
You all know what a trial balloon is, right?
15 posted on 05/17/2006 6:54:40 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bnelson44
Technically, we are still at war with them.

Correct.

But, let me get this straight...

George W. Bush "WANTS PEACE TALKS WITH N KOREA"?

Commies!?

What are we going to do? Trade with them?

Oh, wait...

16 posted on 05/17/2006 6:55:23 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

I'm waiting for Bush Team Wants Peace Talks with Conservatives...


17 posted on 05/17/2006 6:56:42 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: CFC__VRWC
South Korea is intent on surrendering all on it's own - they don't need any help.

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!!

18 posted on 05/17/2006 6:57:06 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I'm a proud GRINGO......is Bill Clinton still the president?...Seems that way sometimes!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

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.


19 posted on 05/17/2006 6:57:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (FR's most controversial FReeper)
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To: rolling_stone

Talking about N. Korea beats the snot out of talking about ..Mexico!!


20 posted on 05/17/2006 6:59:35 PM PDT by mo
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To: mo

¡No mencione México!


21 posted on 05/17/2006 7:02:53 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: CFC__VRWC
South Korea is intent on surrendering all on it's own - they don't need any help.

They're just trying to figure out a way they can blame it on us.

22 posted on 05/17/2006 7:04:42 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
"Peace Talks" are related to Bush's approval rating.

35% - Start peace talks with Mexico

30% - Start peace talks with North Korea

25% - Start peace talks with Iran

23 posted on 05/17/2006 7:05:25 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: Las Vegas Dave

24 posted on 05/17/2006 7:06:05 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

not no but hell no


25 posted on 05/17/2006 7:12:01 PM PDT by camas
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To: All

26 posted on 05/17/2006 7:15:32 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Las Vegas Dave

NYT is being the useful idiot on this one. Waiting to see the DPRK response.


28 posted on 05/17/2006 7:17:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

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.


29 posted on 05/17/2006 7:22:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Mike Darancette
I don't believe anything in the NYT. Otherwise, I'd say Bush is about to sell us out again.

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!

30 posted on 05/17/2006 7:25:05 PM PDT by CT
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To: monkapotamus


He's Wronley. So Wronley.


31 posted on 05/17/2006 7:26:20 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Fido969

A peace treaty with North Korea? HMMMMM


32 posted on 05/17/2006 7:31:42 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: bnelson44; Michael Goldsberry
Technically, we are still at war with them.

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.

33 posted on 05/17/2006 7:32:41 PM PDT by spall
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To: CFC__VRWC
My first thought - maybe this is the opening move toward bringing home our troops in Korea.

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

34 posted on 05/17/2006 7:34:15 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: rolling_stone
I'm waiting for Bush Team Wants Peace Talks with Conservatives


LOL!


I guess we're at the end of line, probably right behind that @$$hole from Iran.
35 posted on 05/17/2006 7:35:04 PM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: Las Vegas Dave
iran's getting the nuke. NK has the nuke. Saudia arabia wants a nuke. Syria wants a nuke. Turkey wants a nuke.

We're all gonna die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

36 posted on 05/17/2006 7:37:36 PM PDT by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Sure why not? Nothing else Bush is doing seems to be working.


37 posted on 05/17/2006 7:38:00 PM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

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.


38 posted on 05/17/2006 7:41:22 PM PDT by freedom4me ("Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom."--Ben Franklin)
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To: vox humana
You win the prize for the most ignorant post of the day.

How do you folks DO it?

Howard Dean has nothing on you. That's a fact.

39 posted on 05/17/2006 7:49:09 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: CFC__VRWC; CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

>>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.


40 posted on 05/17/2006 7:51:40 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

it brought the soviet union without a shot fired. Capitalism, it works.


41 posted on 05/17/2006 7:51:40 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 ("Conspiracy theories are the products of feeble minds." - A. Horvet)
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To: xrp
Yeah...........that signing of the Tax Relief today was an illusion.

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.

42 posted on 05/17/2006 7:51:57 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: mnehrling

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.


43 posted on 05/17/2006 7:52:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: vox humana

Your post has me LOL.


44 posted on 05/17/2006 7:53:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: xrp
OH..........yeah.............and the economy's a bust too, and Iraq doesn't have a new government either.

Dismal failure all around that Bush.......yessireee BOB!

45 posted on 05/17/2006 7:53:28 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: Yaelle; vox humana
Me too. It's too idiotic to take seriously.

I always laugh at the class clowns.....

46 posted on 05/17/2006 7:54:35 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi LIBERATION Vet! THANKS, son!!.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
No, this is the perfect time for this to be addressed.

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.

47 posted on 05/17/2006 7:54:43 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

NYSlimes? ptui


48 posted on 05/17/2006 7:56:14 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (DemocRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: monkapotamus
I'm So Ronery

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49 posted on 05/17/2006 7:57:57 PM PDT by DocRock
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To: mnehrling

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.




50 posted on 05/17/2006 8:02:58 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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