June 27, 2008

SENATOR BUTTERFIELD (via Glenn Dryfoos):

A Diplomatic Success That Defies the Critics (STEVEN LEE MYERS, 6/27/08, NY Times)

“The regime’s nuclear declaration is the latest reminder that, despite Mr. Bush’s once bellicose rhetoric, engaging our enemies can pay dividends,” Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, whom Mr. Bush defeated in the 2004 presidential election, said in a statement after the declaration on Thursday.

“Historians will long wonder,” he continued, “why this administration did not directly engage North Korea before Pyongyang gathered enough material for several nuclear weapons, tested a nuclear device and the missiles to deliver them.”

History will not judge Mr. Bush as a dove, even if North Korea steps back from the nuclear threshold. The war in Iraq and his sanction of aggressive tactics in the war on Al Qaeda and other terrorists will shape his legacy more than anything he accomplishes diplomatically.


Amazing, North Korea, like Libya, is giving up its nuclear ambitions despite our regime-changing another dictatorship that had them!

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 27, 2008 11:47 AM

Bush's success just reinforces how stubborn he is in not abandoning his successful policy and adopting our losing policy.

Posted by: Ibid at June 27, 2008 2:03 PM

And what's with those crime statistics, being so low and all, DESPITE the fact that we are keeping more people in prison longer??

What's up with that? Just one of those mysteries for the ages I guess.

Posted by: Andrew X at June 27, 2008 2:49 PM

"History will not judge Mr. Bush as a dove"
(he whispered between sobs)

Posted by: el gordo at June 27, 2008 4:42 PM

"Call off those on-bringers! Please!"

Posted by: ratbert at June 27, 2008 10:00 PM
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