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Friedman: US Should Offer Peace Treaty, Full Relations to North Korea

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Newsbusters

Appearing as a guest on Friday’s New Day on CNN to discuss the recent tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman went so far as to recommend that the U.S. should offer to recognize the legitimacy of the North Korean regime — which functions as a giant prison for its population — in an effort to get the oppressive government to give up its nuclear weapons. He then argued that, even though North Korea would likely reject the offer, it was important to get countries like China and Russia to not view the standoff as “two crazy men threatening each other with fire and brimstone.”

At 7:26 a.m. ET, Friedman began presenting his suggestion:

It seems to me, the only rational, long-term strategy for the United States is to, one, deter the North Koreans by our own anti-missile systems. We’re doing that, we’ve

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