October 11, 2006

FIX IT:

Nuclear North is Bill's fault, McCain tells Hil (KATHLEEN LUCADAMO, 10/11/06, NY DAILY NEWS)

In a surprise attack, Sen. John McCain told Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday it was her husband's fault - not the fault of President Bush - that North Korea may now have a nuclear bomb.

The blast from McCain may be the first shot between the two likely presidential contenders.

McCain (R-Ariz.) issued his statement yesterday after Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) noted that six years ago North Korea's Kim Jong Il had no nukes and called Bush's policies on North Korea a "failure." She said it "raises questions, serious questions about the Bush foreign policy."

"I would remind Sen. Clinton," McCain said, "that the framework agreement [with North Korea] of the Clinton administration was a failure."

"The Koreans received millions of dollars in energy assistance. They diverted millions in food assistance to the military. And what did the Koreans do? They secretly enriched uranium," McCain charged. The Clinton policy, he said, "only encouraged bad behavior."


You can argue over blame, but it's easy for W to get all the credit for solving the problem.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 11, 2006 6:55 AM
Comments

Well, that photograph of Secretary of State/Red Roof Inn Cleaning Woman Madeleine Albright toasting North Korean Crazy Guy does do much for Clinton's record.

Posted by: pchuck at October 11, 2006 11:28 AM

He won't get any credit for it.

Posted by: Brandon at October 11, 2006 11:56 AM

To be fair, the 1994 agreement was foisted on Clinton by Carter. However he had 6 years to undermine it and never did. Or he could have told Jimmy to go to hell.

Posted by: ken at October 11, 2006 2:37 PM
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