To judge by its political cartoon of this morning, the Boston Globe apparently believes that if only the Bush administration had engaged in direct talks with North Korea, it could have prevented Kim from building his bomb.
Let's leave aside that the Bush administration has in fact been talking to North Korea. Indeed, the president was proceeding in precisely the way the MSM usually implores him to do - multilaterally, via the Six Party talks.
Isn't the Globe forgetting a teeny little thing? The Clinton administration famously engaged in direct talks with Kim - even made him the toast of the international town, you might say. And how did North Korea respond? By building a bomb.