Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bush Vindicates Clinton on North Korea

It took President Bush six years to figure out that the Clinton plan for North Korea was the right one:
In exchange for fuel aid, North Korea agreed Tuesday to shut down its main nuclear reactor and eventually dismantle its atomic weapons program, just four months after the communist state shocked the world by testing a nuclear bomb.
This is exactly the agreement that Clinton had worked out with North Korea. When Colin Powell became Secretary of State his first comment on North Korea was that he would continue the Clinton plan, until he was rebuffed by his boss. Instead, we were not going to talk to North Korea because we don't talk to tyrants. That worked well.

In that six year time span North Korea was able to successfully develop and test a nuclear weapon. It's just one of countless examples of the current administration taking what was on the whole a pretty good economic and global situation and turning it all into a shambles.

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