I was re-reading some _ACT_ pieces last night and came across “a gem”:http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2006/69024.htm from SecState Rice this past July on US North Korea policy.
Here’s the quote in full:
bq. I just want to say to China that the responsibility that has been shown here — and I think the President will say this to President Hu later — really shows that the efforts that we’ve been making over the last couple of years to have six-party talks — not U.S.-North Korea talks, where it was the United States and North Korea — but six-party talks, in which all of North Korea’s neighbors have been working toward a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, *that that’s really paying off,* because we really now have a coalition…That’s why I think ultimately North Korea will have no choice but to return to the talks and pursue denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
[Insert witty comment here…and read about Jane below.]