THREE HOSTAGES ARE BACK HOME WHERE THEY BELONG……IS PEACE WITH DPRK NEXT?
Three hostages were released by the North Korean regime earlier this week in a show of good faith by DPRK ahead of the June 12 summit between the United States, North Korea, and South Korea in Singapore.
It was an amazing feeling seeing those hostages as they got off the plane after arriving back in the United States.
I was so happy for them that my eyes filled up with tears of joy.
And adding to my happiness was the fact that this was not some kind of Bowe Bergdahl type deal where we gave up terrorists or a truckload of concessions to get the hostages.
It was the beginning of what could lead to a remarkable achievement next month.
Peace between North Korea and South Korea for the first time in 65 years.
I never thought I would live to see the day, but here we are.
No sitting U.S. President has met with a dictator of the North Korean regime, but if everything proceeds as planned it is going to happen June 12 and could be the start of a pace treaty between North and South Korea as well as the denucleariation of North Korea.
Just the idea of these things even being a possibility is incredible. Mere months ago Trump and Kim were trading insults and people were speculating it could lead to a war.
Now, we could be about to see unprecedented peace talks.
Love him or hate him, make no mistake about it: if President Trump somehow plays a role in negotiating peace between North and South Korea and Kim disarms as part of that deal, it would be an amazing accomplishment and put him in the history books.
Stunningly, it could even lead to the president and Kim sharing the Nobel Peace Prize.
The common belief was that short of nuclear war, there would never be a stop to the turmoil between North and South Korea.
But it looks like the impossible has somehow become possible.
Everybody thought President Trump would cause a nuclear war with his Tweets.
Instead, it looks like he may have prevented one.
What a world.
Trump has said he believes in “Peace Through Strength” the idea that if you are just tough enough for your enemies to know you will take action if you have to, they will back down.
This was the strategy of Ronald Reagan during the Cold War and it worked then.
President Trump is following suit with North Korea. Is it working again? It sure looks like it.
Your enemies will always be your enemies if you are not willing to talk to them. By agreeing to have these talks, we now have the first step we never thought we would see.
Whether or not this historic peace agreement holds up remains to be seen.
But for once, it seems like hope is real, and we may see a peace agreement we never believed could happen.
And that is a great thing.