The Chamberlainized State Department

An article in today's New York Times highlights the success the Bush administration has had in pressuring (by law enforceemnt measures) North Korea to agree to restrict its nuclear weapons programs. The article quotes a State Department official who bemoans these actions (isn't the Executive Branch resposnible for enforcing the law?):

This policy is not uniformly popular in the State Department, where officials are managing the six—nations talks that include the United States, Russia, South Korea, China and Japan. One senior official complained that the policy would turn the talks into nothing more than "a surrender mechanism."

No... we wouldn't want to "win" would we?

Ed Lasky   3 10 06 
 

An article in today's New York Times highlights the success the Bush administration has had in pressuring (by law enforceemnt measures) North Korea to agree to restrict its nuclear weapons programs. The article quotes a State Department official who bemoans these actions (isn't the Executive Branch resposnible for enforcing the law?):

This policy is not uniformly popular in the State Department, where officials are managing the six—nations talks that include the United States, Russia, South Korea, China and Japan. One senior official complained that the policy would turn the talks into nothing more than "a surrender mechanism."

No... we wouldn't want to "win" would we?

Ed Lasky   3 10 06