Tarry for the Nonce

October 11, 2006

An Explosive Situation

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 4:58 pm

Moderate darling John McCain has actually given credit where credit is due:

“I would remind Senator (Hillary) Clinton and other Democrats critical of the Bush administration’s policies that the framework agreement her husband’s administration negotiated was a failure,” McCain said at a news conference after a campaign appearance for Republican Senate candidate Mike Bouchard.

“The Koreans received millions and millions in energy assistance. They’ve diverted millions of dollars of food assistance to their military,” he said.

Ms. Clinton, in response, has the rampant audacity to remark that:

“Now is not the time to play politics of the most dangerous kind – with our policy on North Korea,” Philippe Reines, spokesman for Clinton, said in a statement.

She can flounder all she might. When Clinton garnered that “deal” in 1994, feathering the nest of North Korea’s military programs in exchange for their “gentleman’s agreement” to freeze their nuclear weapons development, he ignored precedent, history and common sense. And now his wife, of course, hopes to deflect a situation that has (literally) blown up in his face.

Fat chance. I’m not a huge McCain fan, but – by golly! – I’m glad he called her on the carpet.

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