Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Clinton Legacy Inaction

No president in the history of the United States of America has done more damage past his tenure as commander in chief then Jimmy Carter but Bill Clinton is sure doing his damnedest to catch up.

First, the 9/11 attacks – it was a Clinton appointee who established the wall between the FBI and CIA which prevented them from sharing information with each other, it was Clinton himself who turned down Osama Bin Laden THREE TIMES when handed to him on a silver platter, and it was his sexual escapades with a chubby Jewish intern which complicated matters to capture Osama Bin Laden. Years later Clinton tries to cover his counter-terrorism failures first by having Sandy ‘Burglar’ sneak confidential documents out of the National Archive by hiding them in his socks and pants then later insisting that ABC’s The Path to 9/11 miniseries was a coordinated effort by the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ to discredit him. Believe me, Bill, you are your own worst enemy.

Then there’s Iraq. If Clinton had actually followed through with what he proposed in 1998 which was to invade Iraq … well, who knows really but it sure would have saved us the trouble now of having to deal with several countries all at once ON TOP OF Iraq. I fear though that the post-war democracy under his watch would have been a disaster.

And now we have North Korea to deal with. If I remember correctly it was both Jimmy Carter AND Bill Clinton who got Kim Jong Il to agree to an Agreed Framework which stated that North Korea would receive [these wonderful prizes] a return to normalized relations, oil deliveries and two light water reactors in exchange for an agreement to stop processing nuclear fuel.

Both Billy Beer Lite and Slick Willy returned as heroes, to the Democrats at least. All the while there were no efforts put in place, sanctioned either by the United Nations or the United States, to ensure North Korea cooperation in their arrangement. On January 10th, 2003, North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and in February they announced that they had indeed created nuclear bombs. Good work there guys!

Thankfully however it appears as though their recent efforts to test a nuclear weapon were unsuccessful. Regardless, we should not let either of these two off the hook.

And what is the United Nations (with the exception of US Ambassador John Bolton, bless this man) doing to correct this mistake? Yep, sanctions! There you go, let’s punish the citizens of North Korea more so then their psychotic leader already has. Dig a deeper ditch of poverty for them to die in while Kim Jong Il lives high off the hog. I suppose however it is far more productive then telling them we will be very angry with them unless they stop producing nuclear weapons and then writing them a letter telling them precisely how angry we are if they refuse but it still is not the right solution.