September 27, 2023

N. Korea now has control over how the Western world turns

U.S. has lost whatever bargaining position it might once have had

The worm has turned, and it is now Pyongyang that controls when discussions regarding the Korean peninsula will be held and what those discussions might entail. Washington has lost control of the situation by dithering away years of opportunities.

Admittedly, those were not optimal opportunities, but as it has been said in a number of cultures since 1600 AD, perfect is the enemy of the good.