William Hartung notes that the best deal the Bush administration could get out of the DPRK is worse than the situation they had when they came into office and decided the Agreed Framework was no good so they could just feel free to screw it up (Fred Kaplan's 2004 article on this fiasco is an eternal must-read). Still, making the deal was the right thing to do, albeit in a too-little, too-late kind of way. It's got Michael Hirsch asking why we can't apply the same tactics to Iran.
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