North Korean Leader In Charge

Former President Bill Clinton told the American president that North Korean leader KIm Jong Il was “pretty healthy and in control” of his nation. According to President Obama, “Clinton had a chance to see him close up and have conversations with him.” Clinton made clear there is no doubt the North Korean who many thought was losing physical and intellectual power was back in a leadership role that will not allow any challenger to threaten his power.

The real issue is whether there is any chance for legitimate negotiation with North Korea on issues such as nuclear development and to halt the spread of nuclear weapons in the world. There is slight evidence, Kim Jong might be offering an olive branch of peace.