Reckless Driving

I've finally figured out the reason for North Korea's bizarre behavior of late: some time last year, in a still top-secret caper, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld must have convinced North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to switch sides and sign on to the Pentagon payroll. Okay, I admit this is far fetched. But it might just explain the series of self-defeating plays Kim has made on the strategic chessboard since President George W. Bush's "axis of evil" speech. Of course, Pyongyang's approach to statecraft has always appeared a tad peculiar, its international posture unapologetically savage. But alien as this "diplomatic"...

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