I’ve finally obtained a scan of the original letter in which Senator Barack Obama and 19 other members of the Illinois congressional delegation promised not to support de-listing North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism absent a full accounting for the fate of Reverend Kim Dong Shik. Rev. Kim, a U.S. lawful permanent resident, was kidnapped by North Korean agents in China in 2000, while trying to help North Korean refugees fleeing starvation and oppression in their homeland. The letter with Obama’s signature is here:
Although North Korea has never accounted for Rev. Kim, last week, Barack Obama said that he would support de-listing North Korea after all. Rev. Kim, who was in his 60’s and wheelchair bound when abducted, is believed to have died under interrogation in North Korea. His children are U.S. citizens. His wife and one of his childen were Obama’s constituents in 2005. The strongly worded letter Obama signed compared Rev. Kim to Harriet Tubman and Raoul Wallenberg.
We do not have to ask whether President Obama would be an appeaser. Senator Obama already is. Just like George W. Bush.