Anne Applebaum doesn't see much meaning in North Korea being taken off the list of "terrorist" nations:
What this cannot possibly be is a genuine negotiation, by which I mean one whose ultimate outcome will be the actual dismantling of North Korea's nuclear program or the actual warming of relations between north and south. Such a negotiation, based on genuine trust, real verification procedures, and actual cooperation is possible only with a regime that understands the concept of trust, procedures, and cooperationa regime, in other words, very different from the one currently in powerin whatever terms it is officially defined.
If any Democrat had done what Bush has done with North Korea, the Weekly Standard would be shouting "treason" from the rooftops.
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