U.S. cancels food aid to North Korea (Nicholas Kralev, December 3, 2005, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)
The Bush administration has canceled a planned shipment of 25,000 tons of food aid to North Korea later this month, citing concerns that the food will not reach those who need it.
“We still think there are serious humanitarian needs in North Korea, but we cannot continue to supply food if we cannot even minimally assure that it will reach its intended recipients,” the State Department said yesterday. […]
The WFP program delivers about half a million tons of food a year in North Korea and aims to feed about 6.5 million of the nation’s 22.5 million people.
To our discredit, we killed half a million Iraqis via sanbctions before having the decencvy to just change the regime instead–we oughtn’t make the same mistake in North Korea.