Well, the Madman in Pajamas seems to have finally come around just a bit.
North Korea handed over its long-awaited nuclear program declaration to officials from China earlier Thursday, which led the six-nation talks that hammered out the conditions of the agreement.
"This will describe their nuclear activity. It is a good first step in getting the kind of disclosure and transparency into North Korea's nuclear activities as part of and a step toward their disablement, dismantlement and termination of those activities," U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley told reporters in Washington.
Of course, the citizen of NK have no idea:
An article from Wednesday posted on North Korea's state-run news agency, Korean Central News Agency, noted the 58th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, and called the United States "imperialists."
"The Korean War was a war of aggression started by the U.S. imperialists in an attempt to occupy the whole of Korea by force of arms and a war of brutal massacre and destruction unprecedented in the world history of war," the article read.
There did not appear to be any mention of the declaration on the news agency's Web site on Thursday.
Things are mighty strange over there, to say the least. Obviously, they have a long (LONG) way to go, but this action is a necessary first step.
Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air:
If all of this takes place, it shows that multilateral pressure can work to disarm a rogue nuclear state — but only as long as its leadership is rational. Kim Jong-Il may be a strange man with strange habits, but he doesn’t believe that a Twelfth Imam would walk down a road to Pyongyang at the apex of an Armageddon to put him in charge of the world. Kim wants to survive and remain in power himself, and the global community finally cut off all of the props for power as a means to get him to acquiesce. Iran is a much different story, but if the world would act in a similar manner, rational actors in Tehran might rise to the occasion as well.
This looks like a tremendous victory for George Bush, perhaps the last one he’ll have as President. When Iraq fully stabilizes, he will probably be in Crawford, having the last laugh.
I'm sure we'll be hearing about this "tremendous victory" from all the media outlets, right?