In a country with a grim lifestyle of deprivation, North Korea President Kim Jong and his communist elites have become quite accustomed to a lifestyle that includes the finest goods in the world from expensive cars, Harleys, French cognac, Rolex watches and Apple iPods. Kim and the 600 loyalist families that run North Korea seem impervious to the fact that their fellow citizens are starving while they sip on fine wines, nibble on caviar and enjoy Hollywood films on their plasma televisions. They also have been unmoved by worldwide condemnation to negotiate an end to North Korea’s atomic weapons program. So, imagine Kim’s shock this fall when it became clear that the United Nations, the United States and the rest of the world had something else in mind to punish North Korea for its Oct. 9 nuclear test. The U.N.-coordinated sanctions imposed go beyond military supplies and weapons shipments. The sanctions include items like Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Segway scooters, Cadillac cars, plasma TV’s, etc. It’s called the no-talks, no-treats policy. Now, do you really think that President Kim Jong is going to accept to go to the negotiating table when all his Harleys have broken down & all his Ipods freeze on his favorite Elvis songs? I don’t think so. But if it would happen, leaders of this world are going to use a new political expression: the Harley Diplomacy. It would be very good publicity for the Milwaukee factory.