Friday, July 07, 2006

Clinton and Albright set the stage that Kim Jong Il is now playing on...

Clinton's deal with the devil

Did President Clinton make a deal with the devil?
(video here, or click image above)

NewsbustersAnn Coulter agrees and thinks that we're now paying the price of appeasement (link to video).

Reagan was right about developing a "strategic defense initiative" missle defense system. Robert Bluey over at Capital Briefs is wondering where are the 'star wars' critics now?

Many elites on the left and right are so fond of the word "comprehensive" when it comes to immigrations, how about a comprehensive missle defense program! I don't want to hear about us having a "reasonable chance" of shooting a missle down!

HotAir's Vent with Michelle Malkin takes you to the real North Korea, a hermit kingdom of brutal oppression, gulags and nationwide starvation - while it still funds its missile and nuke programs:

China is useless to us when it comes to reigning in N. Korea. Are we in a position to make them pay?

***UPDATE 7/10/06***

Tony Snow press briefing:
Q: Okay, just one quick follow-up. When you hear from your allies on Capitol Hill and elsewhere who were in favor of the preemptive doctrine, and they are critical of the administration, they think the administration is not doing enough in terms of North Korea and Iran, essentially continuing the Clinton administration policy on North Korea, for instance -- what's your response? What do you tell them?

MR. SNOW: Well, this is not the Clinton administration policy. I understand what the Clinton administration wanted to do. They wanted to talk reason to the government of Pyongyang, and they engaged in bilateral conversations. And Bill Richardson went with flowers and chocolates, and he went with light-water nuclear reactors, and he went with promises of heavy oil, and a basketball signed by Michael Jordan, and many other inducements for the "Dear Leader" to try to agree not to develop nuclear weapons, and it failed. But there was, at least, a good-faith effort on the part of some very smart people to use that as an approach.

We've learned from that mistake. One reason not to go bilateral with the North Koreans is what we're seeing right now, which is that you need to have concerted pressure, especially from those who have very close and ongoing ties with the government of North Korea so that you can get results. So this is not a continuation of the Clinton program.

Furthermore, I would point out to those who are concerned about what is going on, on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, the United States and Japan -- there are eight parties right now, there are eight co-sponsors of this U.N. resolution. They haven't backed it off, they haven't taken it off the table. What they're trying to do is to allow the Chinese to go ahead and make it work so the resolution does not become necessary.
Wham! Nice work Tony.


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