Hard-line Policy Won't Do
U.S. presidential candidate Romney announced some time ago a so-called conception on Korean policy. When elected, he promised to settle "North Korea's nuclear issue" by any means -- sanction or blockade, isolation or pressure.
Meanwhile, Obama's Democratic Party, too, blamed the DPRK for persisting in the development of nukes and missile technology, threatening that it should make a choice whether to permit inspection on its efforts to create nuke-free zone', or otherwise pay for any failure.
Now, in the U.S., the two political parties accuse each other of the other's erroneous policy, something rarely seen before. Both parties are common in their attempt to take a strong line against the DPRK.
This sort of policy stems from the bitter experience of failure the foregoing administrations including the present Obama's had suffered in the Korean policy.
Romney, however, far from learning a due lesson, is trying to win more votes in the forthcoming election, a foolish attempt to convince the public that we would give up nukes of our own accord.
Talking about someone's "provocation" and "nuke development", they try to find an excuse for stepping up their Asia-Pacific strategy, that they think may facilitate the strengthening of alliance with Japan and south Korea, establishment of MD in this region and constrain other countries in the vicinity.
Any peaceful or innovatory new ideas are the last thing the DPRK can expect from the U.S. ruling circles.
Their high-handed policy only serves to put off the solution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. Any policy of this sort won't be a solution. It will only redouble the DPRK's efforts to build up greater nuclear deterrent.
Chae Il Chul