Sometimes Someone Does the Right Thing for All the Wrong Reasons

President Drumpf and Kim Jong Un met last night (Tuesday morning their time) in Singapore. What will come out of it? Who knows? Even if they come to an ostensible agreement, it’s a long way to that actually meaning something. It’s a long way to actually denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

Here’s the sad thing. President Drumpf isn’t there to make the world a safer place for all of us. He’s there for self-aggrandizement. He wants what Obama has, which is a Nobel Peace Prize. [1] A number of Republican Congressmen already nominated him for the prize last month, when the summit was initially scheduled and before anything else had happened.

Believe me when I tell you that it pains me to say this, but if President Drumpf could get a formal peace treaty between the two Korea’s[2] and get the peninsula denuclearized, he might actually deserve a Nobel.

Sometimes someone can do the right thing for all the wrong reasons.

Regardless of what happens at the Summit, it’s only the first step in a long process. The United States and North Korea still have very different expectations for the summit.  The Drumpf administration has announced that anything short of immediate, verifiable and irrevocable denuclearization on North Korea’s part will not lead to the lifting of any sanctions.  North Korea, as pundits have articulated, expects to make discrete steps and expects each of those steps to be rewarded. And, as historians have reminded us, North Korea has reneged on agreements before.

So, we’ll see. But remarkably enough, it appears to be a step in the right direction. And Donald J. Drumpf is involved. Who knew?


[1] Count me among those who thinks that Obama didn’t deserve his Nobel Prize. According to the Committee, Obama received the Nobel for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” They also cited promotion of nuclear nonproliferation and a “new climate” in international relations fostered by Obama, especially in reaching out to the Muslim world. Personally, I think Obama got the prize mostly for being elected President while being black.

[2] Although there is a Korean Armistice Agreement, signed back on July 27, 1953, that never turned into an official peace treaty between the two Korea’s.

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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One Response to Sometimes Someone Does the Right Thing for All the Wrong Reasons

  1. MyWorldSecur says:

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