UPDATE: Hillary Blames Radical Islamist Terror On Christians!
Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extended an "olive branch" to the North Korean government.
Yesterday, North Korea extended an "olive branch" to the US in anticipation of Secretary Clinton's visit.
Now we know North Korea intends to "go ahead with missile launch".
Now Ms. Clinton is resorting the the old "when it doubt, blame George Bush" tactic.
The AP reported:
During her plane trip, she implicitly criticized the Bush administration for abandoning the so-called 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea, reached during President Bill Clinton's first term in the White House, which called for the North to give up its plutonium-based weapons program.
The framework collapsed when the Bush team accused Pyongyang of maintaining a separate highly enriched uranium program, about which Secretary Clinton said there was still great debate.
As a result, she said, the North had restarted and accelerated its plutonium program, allowing it to build a nuclear device that it had detonated in 2006.
Clinton said one goal of her trip was to demonstrate a new U.S. commitment to work with Asian leaders on "problems that no one nation, including ours, can deal with alone."
Let's remind Ms. Clinton that the Maverick disproved her views.
From National Journal:
In his first direct challenge to the Democrat he expects to face in the 2008 presidential race, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today alleged that Sen. Hillary Clinton and Democrats fail to recognize the gathering threat posed by North Korea in voting to block a national missile defense program and by supporting an approach to Asian diplomacy that McCain believes is a proven failure.
"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," McCain said.
The Obama administration is determined to push for diplomatic relations to solve the "failed policies" of George Bush.
Out of respect for American national security, I hope it works, but frankly, I don't trust dictators like Kim Jong Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinezad or Bashar Assad.