North Korea Blinks

And look, it didn't cost us two nuclear reactors...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...

Not to rain on this, but saying your seeking peace and getting peace are two different things. And it still lacks the multi-lateral peace process that the Administration was looking for. It could add up to being nothing more than a statement of desires instead of a statement of fact.

From the article:

Saturday''s statement in which the Koreas agreed to resolve their differences through an ""appropriate method of dialogue"" was a departure from the North''s previously hostile rhetoric.

Maybe, but you shouldn''t forget that most of their rhetoric was geared towards the US, not South Korea. This is a case of blackmail not an imminent threat of war towards South Korea.

Trust me South Korea has a lot more to fear from North Korea than we do. It''s a positive step.

The multilateral peace process that the administration wanted was for South Korea and the Asian nations to get involved. You don''t think China had any influence on North Korea''s sudden conciliatory approach?

Any deal is a good deal so long as we don''t give them nuclear reactors or technology to make weapons, etc. so that we''ll have to go through this again in another 5 or so years.

Not really; if you recall, the DPRK was courting the ROK while saber-rattling against the US. Peace with the South would get rid of the US problem, according to the North''s thinking.

Trust me South Korea has a lot more to fear from North Korea than we do. It''s a positive step.

They''ve got much to lose, yes, but thats nothing compared to what the DPRK is going to lose when they decide to take the chance and I think Kim Jong Il knows it.