Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wall Street Journal condemns Kim Dae Jong's Sunshine Policy

clipped from online.wsj.com

That rapprochement came in the form of the "Sunshine Policy," arguably his worst mistake although he won the Nobel Peace Prize for it in 2000. He sought to thaw relations with Pyongyang through conciliatory talk and generous aid. Instead, the South's money and other favors propped up Kim Jong Il's regime without yielding lasting progress on denuclearization or human rights—and probably delayed the collapse of the Kim regime. The current president, Lee Myung-bak, has disavowed the policy, which remains deeply controversial in the South.

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