Trump Is Right. Nuclear Talks With North Korea Are Pointless.

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Eli Lake, Bloomberg
Here’s a shocker. On Wednesday morning Donald Trump tweeted something that was mostly true: “The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!” Technically the U.S. government stopped providing North Korea food aid and oil shipments in 2009. But other than that, Trump got this one right. The notion that the current standoff between North Korea and the U.S. and its allies should end in another round of six-party talks recalls the old joke about the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting…