That nutty little North Korean tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is back to his old tricks again. This time he’s trying to make a deal with the Bush administration in which the N. Koreans would close the reactor at its main nuclear complex in Yongbyon and allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors “limited access? (except for the reactor – that would remain off-limits), in exchange for 500,000 tons of crude oil, a year in energy aid, the lifting of financial sanctions against North Korean assets, and to be taken off Washington’s list of states sponsoring terrorism.

As if the pint sized potentate wasn’t already trying to short change Uncle Sugar in this lopsided arrangement, the real deal breaker might be that the North Koreans are not planning on closing its nuclear weapons test site, or allow IAEA to see the site, or reveal any details of its nuclear weapons program.

For what its worth, I suspect that after spending so much time and money back during the summer building their nuclear bomb, the N. Koreans are more than likely having a tough time scraping up enough change to buy oil. But thats just my opinion.

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