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LiviaOlivia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:24 PM
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The Slime Talk Express. McCain is dead wrong about Clinton and North Korea
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:29 PM by LiviaOlivia
The Slime Talk Express
McCain is dead wrong about Bill Clinton and North Korea.
By Fred Kaplan
Posted Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006

Sen. John McCain has skidded his Straight Talk Express off the highway into a gopher's ditch of slime. The moment came Tuesday, when he responded to charges by Sen. Hillary Clinton, his potential rival in the 2008 presidential election, that George W. Bush bears some responsibility for North Korea's newborn status as a nuclear-armed power.

Here, according to the Washington Post, is what McCain said in a campaign speech near Detroit:

" I would remind Senator Clinton and other Democrats critical of Bush administration policies that the framework agreement her husband's administration negotiated was a failure. Every single time the Clinton administration warned the Koreans not to do somethingnot to kick out the IAEA inspectors, not to remove the fuel rods from their reactorthey did it. And they were rewarded every single time by the Clinton administration with further talks."


McCain's version of history goes beyond "revisionism" to outright falsification. It is the exact opposite of what really happened. Let's take a look at the plain facts.

In the spring of 1994, barely a year into Bill Clinton's presidency, the North Koreans announced that they were about to remove the fuel rods from their nuclear reactor (as a first step to reprocessing them into plutonium), cancel their commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (which they had signed in 1985), and expel the international weapons inspectors (who had been guarding the rods under the treaty's authority).

Did Clinton "reward" them for doing these things, as McCain claims? Far from it. Not only did he push the U.N. Security Council to consider sanctions, he also ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draw up plans to send 50,000 additional troops to South Koreabolstering the 37,000 already therealong with more than 400 combat jets, 50 ships, and several battalions of Apache helicopters, Bradley fighting vehicles, multiple-launch rockets, and Patriot air-defense missiles. He also sent in an advance team of 250 soldiers to set up logistical headquarters for the influx of troops and gear.


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http://www.slate.com/id/2151354/nav/tap2/
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:34 PM
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1. Senator McCain - this veteran does not salute you
I hope your staff monitors this site. You are now an official republican in my head and in my heart. You care not of facts and truth nor our kids in harm's way. All you care about is political expediency. I hope you run for president. I will do everything in my veteran power to defeat you and send you home for good.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:02 PM
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2. Ditto
McCain is just another lying republican,shame,shame on you McCain.
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