Thursday, December 30, 2010
Third-Class Politicians Only Provide the Third-Rate Policy-IV
It is unusually for senior Japanese politicians to criticize high-ranking U.S. officials by name. On 7 April 2009, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary General, Hosoda Hiroyuki, criticized former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who was soft in dealing with the North Korea nuclear threat. Hosoda also condemned Christopher Hill, former chief U.S. negotiator for North Korean nuclear issue in the six-parties talk. “They were weak-kneed. Their ways of dealing with the issue were wrong… North Korea only destroyed a water-cooling tower at the Yongbyon (Japan Times).” Well, it is easy to blame someone else rather than to reflect own mistakes. One of the fundamental duties for politicians is to solve diplomatic issues for its citizens. What did the Japanese politicians contribute the six-party-talk to eliminate nuclear weapons since Koizumi Junichiro visited North Korea? What has LDP done to improve relationship with North Korea? Has LDP solved the Japanese kidnapped problem with North Korea?