The Chosun Shinbo, North Korea’s newspaper in Japan, has endorsed Barack Obama for President.Â The best part about this short story is how the realization that Obama stylistically tracks no one so much as George W. Bush is spreading:
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Itâ€™s quite understandable that North Korean leadership would prefer Obama over McCain, considering â€“ from statement he has made, data on his website, and information from the CFR â€“ he actually has a grasp of the issues in play over concerning North Korea and will not appease them. This is, ironically, an area where Obama would pretty much continue a Bush policy.
Of course, as Bush II’s policy on North Korea has been unstable, there’s no reason to think Bush III will hold any firmer a line.Â More probably, John McCain’s embrace of westernizing countries (Vietnam, etc.) and antagonism to tired dictatorships (Iran, etc.) rightfully spooks Pyongyang.