TigerHawk thinks Condi played hardball in Beijing, resulting in new Chinese pressure on the NORKS.
Since North Korea can’t feed its people or make electricity or power its military without China, Hu Jintao has it within his means to make something happen here. Having dithered for months and blown off the last “six party” talks, why did Hu Jintao summon the North Koreans now? Because of Bush unilateralism!
UPDATE: Here’s more evidence of interesting back-channel negotiations. Well, not quite “evidence” but still worth a look.