A “humanitarian” mission to a country whose people are perennially close to starvation hardly sounds controversial. Except when the country is North Korea, the world’s only hereditary Communist tyranny.
Regrettably, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt — who arrived in North Korea Monday for “a private humanitarian visit”— have joined the long list of Americans and others used by the Kim family dictatorship for political advantage. (New York Daily News, Posted 10 Jan 13)