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And here I thought this was already done

And here I thought this was already done

by digby

Remember when Trump said that hundreds of parents of Korean War vets (all of whom had to have been at least 105 years old) had begged him to get the remains of the dead soldiers back and Trump later said he'd gotten it done?

Yeah:

North Korean officials did not show up on Thursday for a meeting with Americans at the inter-Korean border to discuss the return of remains of United States soldiers killed in the Korean War, officials said.

Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, committed to repatriating American soldiers’ remains in his June talks with President Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week, after meeting with officials in North Korea, that working-level talks on the matter would be held on or around Thursday in Panmunjom, the so-called truce village on the border between North and South Korea.

Though American military officials went to Panmunjom for the meeting on Thursday, their North Korean counterparts did not, according to a United States defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. A South Korean government official, who also asked for anonymity, confirmed that the North Koreans had not shown up at Panmunjom.


I have a feeling that nobody will care. His cult has already absorbed the idea that he did it. They won't hear anything else.

At least they released the hostages up front. It looks like that's going to end up being the only concession.