Is there no bar that Condhimmi must reach to actually keep her job. Is there no performance evaluation of her record? Is there no measure of her success? I ask you. She has delivered the Jews into the jaws of Islamic jihad as she currently wrestles Jerusalem (the historical Jewish capital) away from the Jews. She gave the Islamic Republic of Iran enough carrots and jiyza to speed their jihad nukes to fruition. Russia invaded Georgia and Condi said "bad doggie".
I wonder if this was after delivery of the unprecedented commitment of one MILLION metric tons os heavy oil aka carrots. The NORKS didn't even have the capability to house such an enormous amount of heavy fuel so we promised to build them the facilities. Your taxpayer dollars at work!
The other parties reaffirmed their commitment to providing the DPRK
with economic, energy, and humanitarian assistance up to the equivalent of one million tons of heavy fuel oil (HFO), inclusive of the 100,000 metric tons that has already been delivered.(More here, October 2007)
North Kore aused the Six-Party Talks to gain time, testing its first nuclear weapon in 2006, all the while cloning its Yongbyon reactor in the Syrian desert. John Bolton said back in May, ""The issue with most rogue states like and Iran like North Korea by talking with them you are giving them legitimacy and you're also giving them time, which proliferators need"
The concept of nuclear non-proliferation seems almost a lost cause. The plate gets fuller. Condi's lethal legacy
...or many erstwhile administration supporters, this is a moment of genuine political poignancy. Nothing can erase the ineffable sadness of an American presidency, like this one, in total intellectual collapse.
Tragic for us. The worst of all possible scenarios. Bolton: "North Korea Can Out Negotiate the US without Raising a Sweat""
North Korea kicks out inspectors and reopens nuclear plant Times Online hat tip Van
In a highly provocative snub to Washington, Beijing and Seoul, North Korea has broken the United Nations seals that had disabled its nuclear programme, and said it would soon begin feeding atomic material back into its Yongbyon facility.
As well as kicking UN nuclear watchdog inspectors out of the country and re-opening its reprocessing plant, Pyongyang is now likely to demand the removal of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seals on the thousands of plutonium fuel rods removed from the plant last year.
The fuel rods represent the most critical ingredient in the resurrection of Kim Jong Il's nuclear weapons programme – a scenario which the United States and North Korea's immediate neighbours thought they had negotiated off the table and are desperate to avoid. CONTD...
Bush's North Korea Capitulation By JOHN R. BOLTON (May 19, 2008)
And Obama wants to meet with Ahmadinejad?
Barack Obama's willingness to meet with the leaders of rogue states such as Iran and North Korea "without preconditions" is a naive and dangerous approach to dealing with the hard men who run pariah states. It will be an important and legitimate issue for policy debate during the remainder of the presidential campaign. (Bolton here)
. First, the legitimacy you confer on leaders like that -- legitimacy from meeting as equals with the United States that they can use both in their own internal political situation and externally in the broader world. And secondly -- and this is particularly important in the case of states that are seeking or already have weapons of mass destruction -- time works on the side of the proliferators. They use negotiations -- and the Iranians and North Koreans have both proven this -- to perfect the complex science and technology they need to master having these weapons. So simply sitting down with them gives them an asset -- time -- that they couldn’t otherwise obtain. (Bolton, here)