The Moment: North Korea


Barack Obama is probably not familiar with the lesser-known quotes of Winston Churchill, which is a shame. One might bring a wry nod of recognition. After contemplating how World War I had changed patterns of thought and belief, Churchill turned to the unending Irish question. "As the deluge subsides and the waters fall short," Churchill told the House of Commons in 1922, "we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again."

For a couple of counties in Ulster, read North Korea. Like a nagging toothache, the hermit kingdom won't go away. Obama may be able...

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