North Korea Off Terrorist List
On Saturday, North Korea was officially removed from the U.S.'s Terrorist List. The Bush Administration said the move came to help salvage a fragile nuclear deal that seemed on the verge of collapse.
According to the New York Times article, the U.S. made the decision after North Korea agreed to resume disabling a plutonium plant and to allow some inspections to verify that it had halted its nuclear program as promised months earlier. The Yahoo News article said that both the U.S. and the U.N. would send inspectors to nuclear facilities throughout the country.
The Yahoo News article had a very good introduction to the piece. It gave the background of what was going to be taking place. Later on in the article, it went on to talk about how Republican leaders found the agreement between the U.S. and North Korea bad for the country. There are countless testimonials from various Republicans that show their dislike for the agreement.
The New York Times article also had a good background introduction to the article. Later on, it gave statements from both Republican and Democrat leaders. They even included how presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama felt on the agreement.
It was good that the NYT article showed both sides of the story on how politicians from the U.S. felt on the topic instead of just showing one political side.