The week has been a blur for most Americans. For the majority, it is a time to be grateful for the Korean Agreement. For a minority of Americans more interested in their political ideology, it is a disaster of epic proportions.
The United States is looking at a “major disarmament” by North Korea within the next 2½ years. That is the word from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday. It comes a day after President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit.
If most elated Americans actually care, the liberals hate this because it is yet another feather in the cap of their perceived enemy, President Donald Trump. This triumph means the Nobel Peace Prize, unless it’s highly left-wing committee thinks this achievement is less than President Obama’s nomination in 2009 for doing absolutely nothing.
Trump and Kim Jung Un reached a short agreement that says the North is committed to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” It is only as good as the paper it is written on at this stage, but at least it is a start.
Pompeo replied about the agreement: “Oh yes, most definitively. Absolutely, you used the term major, major disarmament, something like that? We’re hopeful that we can achieve that in the 2½ years.”
Pompeo made his remarks after flying to Seoul from Singapore. Meanwhile, President Trump returned to Washington early on Wednesday. He hailed the meeting with Kim as a success that had removed the North Korean threat.
The critics are right in their own way. It is only a statement and no action yet taken. But time is the factor and it will become apparent quickly if the North Koreans will abide by the words. There is an interesting sound on TVs around the country – mainstream media heads exploding.
Pompeo said, “I don’t know exactly what the timing will be for our next conversation with the North Koreans. I would anticipate it will be quickly after we return to our home countries.” He added, “I don’t know exactly what form that will take, but I’m very confident that by some time in the next week or so we will begin the engagement.”
Americans can now hope and pray. At least we have a leader in the White House who is actively seeking positive results without apologizing for being the most generous people the world has ever known.