June 14, 2018
There is an old Vulcan proverb; "Only Nixon can go to China."
Now there is a new one; "Only Trump can talk to Kim."
The Trump legacy hangs on what happens after this week's summit North Korean leader (dictator) Kim Jung Un.
By early accounts, the summit seems to be a mild success.
We won't know for a few years if this has been really successful.
It didn't take until Bush 41 for the Berlin Wall to come down after Reagan's summits with then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
But we can take away from the Trump-Kim summit that North Korea will (might?) denuclearize.
They will return remains of U.S. troops that died in the Korean War.
Trump has said that he will currently end war games with South Korea.
No money has changed hands and I don't think any real promises have been made.
The left, they don't know what to say about it.
Some are nit picking the U.S. flag size against the North Korean flag.
You do know if this was Obama, the left would be praising the meeting up one side and down the other.
They would be pushing for another Nobel Peace Prize for him.
The left will be coming up with way the summit was bad for the U.S. over the next few weeks.
Let's just take this as it was, the first chapter in a long book that we have just started.
We still have a long way to go.
Jim Abeare has been a columnist for the Telegram for over 5 years. Contact him at [email protected]