Christine Ahn joins the show for an update on the Korean peace process, now that John Bolton is out of the Trump administration. She thinks Bolton was a major obstacle to Korean unification, and that now Trump might go along with the negotiations between the North and South—something that recent American presidents have been unwilling to do. One of the democrats’ favorite attacks against Trump, that he “sides with dictators,” completely misses the point, says Ahn. In defying John Bolton to negotiate with Kim Jong-un, Trump is really siding with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the vast majority of the South Korean people, since they want peace on the peninsula as well.
Discussed on the show:
- “With Bolton Out of the Way, Peace With North Korea Is Possible” (Truthout)
- “The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First” (WSJ)
- September 2018 inter-Korean summit
- H.Res.152 – Calling for a formal end of the Korean war.
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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. Visit https://scotthorton.org