Senator John McCain fired his first salvo at his likely opponent in the '08 Race for the WH..Hillary Clinton.
Hillary shot her mouth off about N.Korea's nuclear test when she blamed the Bush Administration's policies for the blast. McCain made no bones about accusing her husband, former President Clinton, of failing to act in the 1990s to stop North Korea from developing weapons.
"I would remind Sen. Clinton and other Democrats critical of the Bush administration's policies that the framework agreement her husband's administration negotiated was a failure. The Koreans received millions and millions in energy assistance(two light water nuclear reactors and fuel deliveries). They've diverted millions of dollars of food assistance to their military. And what did the Koreans do? They started enriching uranium before the ink was dry on the Clinton/Carter agreement."
You can watch a video clip on line of a giddy and completely clueless Madeline Albright visiting Kim Jong IL and presenting the slickster with a basketball signed by Michael Jordan.
In 2002 the Bush Administration caught the N.Koreans cheating on the deal and trying to enrich uranium. Kim admitted it, confessed, expelled inspectors, withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and accelerated his nuclear quest. Making the agreement was cover for them to use our resouces to deceive the USA and develop the bomb that exploded this week. That's what delivering carrots galore and talking one on one with a dysfunctional Communist scam artist achieves.
The failures of Clinton's foreign policy will be a dominant theme in the '08 election...his mistakes about NK plus his many missed opportunities to kill Osama bin Laden will play to McCain's strong suit against the first woman candidate for the Presidency; Hillary Clinton is merely an inexperienced spouse of a CIC held in low regard by the same Military that considers John McCain a hero. Would you trust HER or HIM with your life?