Letters to the Editor

'Chart a new course'

The North Korean nuclear weapons test represents another dismal failure of the Bush administration's foreign policy.

The Bush administration refuses to talk directly to North Korea, just as it refuses to talk directly to Iran. How can this possibly help? Didn't we talk to our enemies during the Cold War, and didn't that help resolve potential crises?

Maybe a different Congress can hold the Bush administration accountable for its dismal and dangerous failures in foreign policy, and help our country chart a new course.

Howard Clark