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Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Clinton's Legacy

Yahoo is reporting that North Korea has developed a new missle system that can threaten western U.S. cities.
In an article due to appear Wednesday, Jane's said the two new systems appeared to be based on a decommissioned Soviet submarine-launched ballistic missile, the R-27.

It said communist North Korea had acquired the know-how during the 1990s from Russian missile specialists and by buying 12 former Soviet submarines which had been sold for scrap metal but retained key elements of their missile launch systems.
Hmm, I thought Clinton and Madeline Albright were supposed to have reached a deal with these scum to stop this kind of thing. I guess they should never have trusted them. Too bad Slick Willie was too into his Little Willie for 8 years. If he had been paying a bit more attention, maybe 9/11 wouldn't have occurred and North Korea would no longer be a member of the Axis of Evil. Of course, its not all Willie Boy's fault. I was rummaging through old papers the other night as I cleaned up my home office and came across a paper on North Korean Nukes that I prepared in the early 90s for a foreign policy class in college. It was written in the wanning days of the first Bush Administration and was pretty critical of them, and Ronal Reagan, for allowing the North Korean threat to grow unchecked. Of course, the Cold War was still in everyones thoughts, so my anger was directed more at their continued insistance that North Korea didn't have Nukes, even though it was plainly obvious by at least 1988 or so that they did. Clinton continued with this fallacy and in fact made it worse by completely losing sight of the ball and allowing the Chinese Army to buy its way into his administration.

If I get around to retyping it (or at least scanning it - it was written on a PC running a DOS based word processor) I'll post it here.


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