Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says her department is considering whether to punish North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons by putting it back on the official list of "state sponsors of terrorism." But if this list is to have any credibility, shouldn't it be based on, you know, state sponsorship of terrorism? "Obviously we would want to see recent evidence of their support for international terrorism," Clinton said on ABC's This Week. The New York Times notes:
That evidence may be hard to come by. While North Korea has engaged in missile sales, it has not been linked to terrorism activity for many years. And North Korea's restoration to the list would be largely symbolic, because it already faces numerous economic sanctions.
Here's a list that makes more sense.