“I try so hard to be his friend and maybe some day that will happen!” — Donald Trump.
Two of the world’s most unpredictable world leaders, both with their fingers on nuclear buttons (America’s button is bigger, but whatever) have decided to take a meeting instead of blowing the world to kingdom come.
Before this week’s incredible announcement from Kim Jong-un that he would be willing to meet with President Trump, the odds were on Armageddon.
Now they’re on peace.
The $64,000 Question now is:
Where will ‘Little Rocket Man’ and ‘Senile Dotard’ hold their historic meeting, the first ever between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven offered his country as a venue. Sweden has an embassy in Pyongyang, but the meeting would be somewhere in Sweden. Switzerland is always a popular choice. Kim lived and went to school there for a period in the 1990s. Maybe Reykjavik, Iceland, where President Reagan and Russia’s Mikhail Gorbachev met in 1986. Also mentioned is a ship in international waters. But we wouldn’t want either of them getting seasick and leaving early.
The Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea is a likely place.
Peace Village is a no-man’s land in the former DMZ village of Panmunjom that has a building with a line running through the middle — the border between North and South Korea — where the 1953 armistice was signed. North and South Korean leaders are scheduled to meet there next month for their own bilateral talks.
Theoretically, it has been noted, Kim and Trump could reach over the line and shake hands without ever setting foot outside North and South Korea.
Insults between the two leaders have been flying back and forth for months, leading the world to fear that nuclear missiles would be the next thing flying back and forth, and hence, the end of the world as we know it.
But now the good doctors Strangelove are floating hope.