With the Democrats' full-throated moralizing of late, I'm almost tempted to vote
for them although perhaps "full-throated" is the wrong phrase to use with regard
to Democrats and sex scandals. The sudden emergence of the Swift Butt Veterans for
Truth demonstrates that the Democrats would prefer to talk about anything other
than national security.
Unfortunately for them, the psychotic Kim Jong Il seems to be setting off nukes,
raising the embarrassing issue of the Clinton administration's 1994 "peace" deal
with North Korea.
At least with former Rep. Mark Foley, you could say the Democrats' hypocritical
grandstanding was just politics. But in the case of North Korea, Democrats are
resorting to bald-faced lies.
Current New Mexico governor and former Clinton administration official Bill
Richardson has been on tour, bragging about the groundbreaking Clinton
administration negotiations with North Korea keeping his fingers crossed that no
one has access to news from 1994.
In 1994, the Clinton administration got a call from Jimmy Carter probably
collect who was with the then-leader of North Korea, saying: "Hey, Kim Il Sung
is a total stud, and I've worked out a terrific deal. I'll give you the details
Clinton promptly signed the deal, so he could forget about North Korea and get back
to cheating on Hillary. Mission accomplished.
Under the terms of the "agreed framework," we gave North Korea all sorts of bribes
more than $5 billion worth of oil, two nuclear reactors and lots of high
technology. In return, they took the bribes and kept building nukes. This wasn't
difficult, inasmuch as the 1994 deal permitted the North Koreans to evade weapons
inspectors for the next five years.
Yes, you read that right: North Korea promised not to develop nukes, and we showed
how much we trusted them by agreeing to no weapons inspections for five years.
The famed "allies," whom liberals claim they are so interested in pleasing, went
ballistic at this cave-in to North Korea. Japan and South Korea actual allies,
unlike France and Germany were furious. Even Hans Blix thought we were being
If you need any more evidence that it was a rotten deal, The New York Times hailed
it as "a resounding triumph."
At the time, people like William Safire were screaming from the rooftops that
allowing North Korea to escape weapons inspections for five years would "preclude a
pre-emptive strike by us if North Korea, in the next U.S. president's
administration, breaks its agreement to freeze additional bomb-making."
And then on Oct. 17, 2002 under a new administration, you'll note The New
York Times reported on the front page, so you couldn't have missed it: "Confronted
by new American intelligence, North Korea has admitted that it has been conducting
a major clandestine nuclear weapons development program for the past several
So when it comes to North Korea, I believe the Democrats might want to maintain a
discreet silence, lest anyone ask, "Hey, did you guys do anything with North
But by Richardson's lights, the only reason Kim Jong Il is testing nukes is because
Bush called him evil. He said, "When you call him axis of evil or a tyrant, you
know, he just goes crazy." This is the sort of idiocy you expect to hear from an
illiterate like Keith Olbermann, not someone who might know people who read
Richardson also blames the war in Iraq, bleating that the poor North Koreans feel
"that there's too much attention on the Middle East, on Iraq. So it's a cry for
attention." If Kim just wanted our attention, he could have started dating Lindsay
Lohan. But Richardson says Kim "psychologically feels he's been dissed, that he's
not treated with respect."
Damn that Bush! If only he had ignored the crazy Muslims and dedicated himself into
sending flowers (and more nuclear reactors!) to North Korea, we could be actively
helping Kim develop his nukes like the Clinton administration did.
As Richardson said, Kim "wants us to negotiate with him directly, as we did in the
To go on TV and propose negotiating with North Korea like Clinton did without ever
mentioning that North Korea cheated on that agreement before the ink was dry would
be like denouncing American aggression against Japan in 1942 and neglecting to
mention Pearl Harbor. Anyone who is either that stupid or that disingenuous should
not be allowed on TV.
When pressed by CNN's Anderson Cooper about the failed deal, Richardson lied,
claiming the 1994 deal prevented the North Koreans from building nukes "for eight
years" i.e., right up until the day The New York Times reported the North
Koreans had been developing nukes "for the past several years."
Kim is crazier than any leader even South America has been able to produce. In
fact, he's so crazy, we might be able to get the Democrats to take action. Someone
tell Nancy Pelosi that the "Dear Leader" is an actual pederast. Then we'll at least
be able to read his instant messages.