The UN International Atomic Energy Agency concluded an agreement with the North Korean government to monitor nuclear facilities and visited the Youngbyon nuclear facility. As I recall, not so long ago, George Bush was screaming for action against a North Korea he claimed would not allow inspection of nuclear facilities. The conservative American press attempted to frighten the American people with visions of atomic bombs falling on our nation from North Korea. It’s the same mentality that scared everyone about WMD.
The story of American conservatism these past seven years is governing by fear. Unfortunately, for conservatives, the American people have awoken from their sleep in which visions of unseen monsters lurked in dark places. The North Korean atomic program can be monitored by the UN just as Saddam Hussein’s alleged WMD program was being monitored by the UN.