Obama Tried to Open Up Talks With...North Korea and Failed

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:10 AM
Obama Tried to Open Up Talks With...North Korea and Failed

By now you know President Obama announced yesterday he will unilaterally normalize the relationship between Cuba and the United States. Back in 2008, Obama said he would talk and negotiate with Iran and now, sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the president attempted to start talks with North Korea and failed last year. 

A White House official made two secret visits to North Korea last year in an unsuccessful effort to improve relations after new ruler Kim Jong Un assumed power, according to former U.S. officials familiar with the trips.

The former U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the back-channel trips have not been formally disclosed, said the first visit was an unsuccessful attempt to persuade Pyongyang not to launch a long-range rocket.

Incredible. Negotiating with North Korea? What could possibly go wrong? 

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich is calling North Korea's hack attack and threats of violence against Sony cyber warfare. By the way, we're losing.


Exit question: When will Obama send White House officials to talk with the GOP on Capitol Hill?

H/T @WilliamAmos