Thursday, October 12, 2006

Hang it Around Their Necks

Jed Babbin has a few words for Dems trying to pin Kim Jong-il's bomb on Bush:

The architects of the Carter-Clinton failed 1994 "Agreed Framework" deal with North Korea are out blaming President Bush for its failure. In Wednesday's New York Times, former president Carter wrote that the failure of his 1994 deal was caused by President Bush labeling North Korea part of the "axis of evil" in 2002. Carter's statement doesn't withstand even the slightest analysis. On April 24, 2003, in Beijing talks with Chinese and American representatives, North Korean representatives declared that their nation possessed nuclear weapons. In 2004, Defense Intelligence Agency experts reportedly said that North Korea had between four and eight plutonium bombs. By Carter's analysis, that would mean the North Koreans stopped their nuclear weapons development for eight years, recommenced it in 2002 and in less than two years had managed to produce several weapons. His claim is risible.

...Carter's assignment of blame to Bush, like Clinton's wail that he tried to get bin Laden and failed but Bush didn't try, should be broadcast over and over across the nation. The Democrats' approach to every foreign threat never varies, nor does its result. From Vietnam to pre-9-11 bin Laden, the Dems track record is something campaign ads could hang around their necks like the Old Mariner's albatross....