Tuesday, October 10, 2006

McCain Rebuts Clinton Policies on North Korea

Sen. John McCain has the temerity to confront the Clinton "Framework Agreement" that allowed the N. Koreans to enrich uranium secretly while receiving aid from witless Clinton aides.
McCain will urge the UN and US policy markers to punish the North Koreans' "bad behavior." North Korea, McCain said, has received billions in energy assistance through the "framework agreement" negotiated by the Clinton administration in 2003 [sic] but managed to divert resources to secretly enrich uranium without detection.

Said McCain: "Prior to the agreement, every single time the Clinton Administration warned the Koreans not to do something -- not to kick out the IAEA inspectors, not to remove the fuel rods from their reactor -- they did it. And they were rewarded every single time by the Clinton Administration with further talks. We had a carrots and no sticks policy that only encouraged bad behavior. When one carrot didn't work, we offered another."

The Clinton foreign policy was a permissive and talkative dog-and-pony-show that avoided tough decisions whenever possible. McCain is showing signs that his maverick days in foreign affairs might be ending as NK goes nuclear and another country headed by whack-jobs, Iran, threatens to do the same.

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