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LOS ANGELES — Call me a dupe of the commies if that makes you happy — I really don’t care at this point. Maybe all these years I have been wrong to argue that we can negotiate with North Korea; maybe my critics are right and the regime does need to be either ignored and further isolated or, in the worst case scenario, attacked.

All I care about right now is getting Pyongyang to release those two American journalists.

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