Back when Bill Clinton put on his Jimmy Carter outfit, and started playing the role of international negotiator, there was a great deal of discussion about the unintended consequences of sending someone of his stature to talk to North Korea. Like him or not, he is a former President of the United States and as such, sending him to negotiate the release of two journalists sends a very strong signal about the legitimacy and power of a ruler of a given country.
North Korea is ready to start “a new dialogue” with the United States about nuclear weapons, according to an aide to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who is meeting with two top North Korean diplomats.
Richardson, according to Gallegos, said the diplomats feel that the White House owes North Korea a direct conversation after the reclusive, communist nation released two detained American journalists this month.
Once you feed a stray cat, it just keeps coming back….