North Korean Issues
This paper is focused on the issues in Korea. This paper is to all the conservatives that believe that we need to do something about this nuclear activity in North Korea. Korea today issued a much-anticipated and long awaited declaration of its nuclear activities. This country is taking a significant step forward toward advancing a multilateral effort to shutter the nation's atomic sector. The declaration which had been due at the end of 2007 addresses North Korean plutonium production and related operations but does not provide details of its warhead arsenal. My position is that we need to get our hands on this and destroy all of it. There is no need for this country to have that much plutonium. The U.S. intelligence agencies have estimated that North Korea produced between 30 and 50 kilograms of plutonium, I have never heard of this much. We as a nation need to make a move; we cannot let this country do anything stupid.
In the wake of the document's release, the Bush administration lifted provisions of the trading with the Enemy Act that had been placed on North Korea and announced its intention to remove the nation from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The moves would give Pyongyang greater access to the international financial system and imports, through President Bush. I don’t want this stuff getting in the wrong hands, and if it does I can only hope for the best. The United States has things under control but need to go in and find out more things. (Quoted by Bush) "The U.S. has no illusions about the regime in Pyongyang," Bush said. "We remain deeply concerned about human rights abuses … nuclear testing and proliferation, ballistic missile program, and the threat it continues to pose."
North Korea last year agreed to end its nuclear work in exchange for economic, diplomatic, and security benefits from the other nations in the six-party talks. It has already halted operations at the Yongbyon Complex and is...