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Are you really questioning the wisdom of central planning? Because the happy citizens of Cuba and North Korea beg to differ.

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Controversy North Korea quotations

The U.S. along with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia has an important role to play in containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert.

Iranians are very proud and don't want to become a pariah state like North Korea.

One morning, just like 9/11, there's going to be a disaster.

I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea.

We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea.

All of North Korea is a jail.

I don't think the current regime of South Korea will deal actively with the issue of North Korean defectors.

It's very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don't need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.

Once a major military confrontation occurs, North Korea will definitely be annihilated.

Now North Korea certainly is located in a different place geographically, but I think it faces the same type of strategic decision. Does it want a different future for its people?

Any agreement that you have isn't going to be based on North Korea's intentions or trust.

The other countries did not share the same concern the United States had in the early '90's - that North Korea actually had an ongoing nuclear weapons program.

There is a different future that is available to North Korea, if they choose differently.

The "Axis of Evil" was - and is - very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.

Part of my heritage being Korean, it's going to be interesting going to Korea and answering these questions dealing with North and South Korea.

It's very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don't need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.

I don't think the current regime of South Korea will deal actively with the issue of North Korean defectors.

And also, we are providing, you know, a nuclear power plant in the north, two light water systems, so some 4 or 5 billion dollars we are providing to meet with North Korean requests on the condition North Korea will not produce a nuclear weapon.

The "Axis of Evil" was - and is - very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.

Proliferation of nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations is far more dangerous than proliferation of nuclear weapons to states, even states like North Korea.

So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don't want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.

There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently.

There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang, which has been stopped for seven years.

So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future.

Well, that is very imperative to let North Korea open door to outside.

You know, North Korea situation is far worse than East Germany, and South Korea is weaker than West Germany.

We can not underestimate the potential harm North Korea's capabilities can cause for the rest of the world.

I feel very sorry for the one or two North Korean defectors who were caught by Chinese police while entering South Korean or foreign embassies in Beijing, but their arrest drew the whole attention of the world.

We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea anyway, someway or another, and some in South Korea too. Over a period of three years or so, we killed off - what - twenty percent of the population of Korea as direct casualties of war, or from starvation and exposure?

At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control.

None. I think we should send a country some cupcakes. You think some cupcakes would cheer up North Korea? Kill 'em with deliciousness.

Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we're going to solve that riddle, but they could also be helpful on Iraq, which is why it's important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China.

We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner - by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.

Overall relations between the North and the South have developed in favor of national reconciliation, unity and reunification.

We have global interests, potential threats from elsewhere, North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits and the like. We must be prepared for any future threat. That is why it is important that this be a transition year, 2006.

Although we are aware that North Korea is attaching importance to the liquidation of the past, that is difficult unless there is progress over the abduction issue.

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