AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 2/10/2005 09:27:00 AM ----- BODY: Look! Appeasement Fruit! - North Korea admits it has nuclear weapons. Remember how proud Madeleine Albright and Bill Clinton were of their 'accomplishment' there? Albright on North Korea and the Bush administration:
I do think if the Bush administration had picked up the hand of cards on the table that we had left them, we might be in better shape now
Let's review: the Clinton administration negotiated a deal with North Korea - don't build nuclear weapons, and we'll provide you with the materials to build nuclear reactors for power. Those were the 'cards on the table' left for the Bush administration: a naive trust in the goodwill of a dictator. Of course, with today's news, the same Clintonites who created this mess will march in front of television cameras and blame it on the 'failed diplomacy' of the Bush administration. And certain members of the media (coughOlbermanncough) will pick up on those talking points and run with them as truth. Once again, it's left to the guys (and gals) in pajamas to remind people of the true history of U.S. dealings with Pyongyang. The Clinton administration will try their best to kick this into the laps of the current administration. It's become clear that the former Clintonites are going to spend their entire lives trying to blame others for the mistakes they made for eight years. --------