Why the hell are we giving aid to anyone when we are on borrowed money?
The US doesn't really buy the food. It is agricultural surplus. The US has the food anyway. The problem is a new food aid program for North Korea means less food aid for needy African countries.
the deal is un inspectors disarming nuclear program so The US is bribing Korea with food
Because China won't provide the aid on their own, and someone's got to do it?
We give food aid in hopes that they don't build nukes. In all reality every country should disarm their nukes at the same time. Ready? One, two , three, GO! uh-uh-uh North Korea and Iran you didn't disable your instruments of war, therefore, PREPARE FOR WAR!
Because they need the money from China - And a hungry country with nukes can be rather unpredictable
consider it a good will gesture