Sen. John Kerry said at tonight's debate that he wants the United States to engage in bilateral talks with North Korea over Kim Jong-Il's illegal nuclear weapons program.
That means Kerry wants to abandon President Bush's multilateral approach, involving four other nations. He wants to make the problem entirely ours - essentially unilateral! Why in God's name would he want to do that? What happened to the multilateral man?
Bush brought China, Russia, Japan and South Korea into the talks because North Korea's weapons are primarily their problem, and because China and Japan have some real leverage to reverse Kim's dangerous plans.
Is Kerry saying "no" just because Bush is saying "yes"?