After Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned North Korea that we will not stand for a nuclear North Korea, a television commentator from Hong Kong noted the obvious and asked….what now?
Mr. Gates’s sharp language was met with some skepticism by at least one participant in the conference, a Hong Kong television commentator, who in a question-and-answer session after the defense secretary’s formal remarks noted that although Mr. Gates had declared that the United States would not recognize North Korea as a nuclear weapons state, it was already a “de facto nuclear weapons state.” The questioner asked about the next step for the United States and whether the long-running six-nation talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear program had failed.
Mr. Gates responded with the ultimate words:
that the United States would send a team to Asia to “reassess” how to go forward with the talks.
I like Robert Gates, (even though he also “apologized” for our past mistakes here too) and I don’t have a clue about what to do about North Korea but politispeak does need to be shown for what it is and Mr. Hong Kong television commentator should be recognized today!