Monday, September 19, 2005

More signs of the death of neoconnery

Today's deal with North Korea is overall good news. Not so much because it in itself improves the situation much in North Korea (as numerous articles point out, the hard work remains to be done), but rather because it shows that the Bush regime has abandoned the dangerous idiocy that regime-change is the only way to deal with so-called rogue states. The deal with Kim is a de facto admission that the imperative for regime change -- e.g. the geopolitical strategy that got us into the Iraq catastrophe -- is a strategic failure. Sayonara to the long-cherished Boltonian notion that it's pointless to do deals with nutjobs.

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