Cash for the DPRK

I went to see Shooter earlier this week, so now I know better than to criticize U.S. policy in the Horn of Africa, but you've got to be kidding me. Mark Mazzetti and Michael Gordon report for The New York Times: "Three months after the United States successfully pressed the United Nations to impose strict sanctions on North Korea because of the country’s nuclear test, Bush administration officials allowed Ethiopia to complete a secret arms purchase from the North, in what appears to be a violation of the restrictions, according to senior American officials." This, of course, because "in part because Ethiopia was in the midst of a military offensive against Islamic militias inside Somalia, a campaign that aided the American policy of combating religious extremists in the Horn of Africa."