Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

$100,000,000 buys lots of "sunshine".

The administration led by former President Kim Dae-jung promised North Korea $100 million and sent it through Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) to Pyongyang ahead of the first-ever inter-Korean summit in June, 2000, independent prosecutor Song Doo-hwan said yesterday.

Concluding a 70-day special probe into the payoff scandal, Song said during a news conference that Park Jie-won, Kim¡s top aide and then culture-tourism minister, finalized the payoff scheme when he met North Korean officials on April 8, 2000, two months before the historic summit.

$100,000,000 to show up at a photo-op and pretend that you want peace.

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