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Chutzpah of The Day

“The North Koreans also painted a gloomy picture of relations with the

United States. ‘We told the Japanese delegation that between North Korea and

the United States, there’s no trust,’ said Chung Sung-il, a North Korean

Foreign Ministry official. ‘The United States has to understand it needs to

build trust if it wants to continue talking about nuclear weapons.’”

Oh, we need to “build trust” with a regime that’s been lying through its

teeth to us, and the rest of the world, for half a century.

[Thanks to the China e-lobby newsgroup for this.]

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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