McCain on Obama and North Korea

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Sorry to microchunk this McCain interview, but when I talked to him last week, the subject of North Korea came up -- this was before this most recent nuclear test -- and I thought I should post his comments on the subject right away. When I asked McCain to assess the Obama Administration's record so far on Iran and North Korea, he said:
 

I really believe that reality is going to strike with this (Administration). I don't think you're going to get progress by quote-unquote talking to the Iranians. I don't think you're going to get the progress they think they're going to get with some of these countries, with North Korea.

What has North Korea done since Obama came to office? And we were going to have a new dialogue with them. God Almighty! You know? Two journalists are now in prison. They announced they're reprocessing, proceeding with the fissile material. They were threatening or did shut down that town that the South Koreans funded for them. I mean, I think reality's going to hit the Obama Administration.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2009/05/mccain-on-obama-and-north-korea/18297/