How Clinton Botched North Korea and Obama Repeated the Mistake with Iran

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from Rush Limbaugh,

RUSH: Let’s dissect some of this North Korea stuff, because the main thing here is it isn’t new. The North Koreans and their nuclear desires is an old story. For those of you who are Gen X, you might remember the nineties. For those of you who are Millennials, you won’t, and you’re just gonna have to trust me that throughout the nineties, the Clinton administration — 1993 all the way to 2000 — North Korea was, off and on, a top-tier story and precisely about their nuclear ambitions and desires.

Throughout that period, throughout two terms of the Clinton administration there were negotiations both unilateral and bilateral — meaning just us with the Norks and with others at the table — designed to persuade them it wouldn’t be a good idea to nuke up and that they should stop launching these little piddly-wink missiles that they’ve got and behave. And they told us, “Okay! We’ll do that if you’ll help us build up our power grid.

“We would like to use nuclear for our power grid.” So Clinton said (impression), “Hey, you know, I got no kind of problem with that whatsoever. I’ll send Bill Richardson over there, Madeleine Albright, and we’ll fix you right up. But the underground promise is you’re not gonna go nuke weapon on us.” “Oh, no, Mr. Clinton! Oh, no, no! We in North Korea, we never break promises. We’ll never, never go nuclear weapon on you. We will always do nuclear power.”

(impression) “Then you’re right in there, Mr. Kim! No problem whatsoever.” And they made mincemeat of us, they nuked up, and that’s what we’re seeing now. And all during that period, folks, the media was praising the Clinton administration for having the guts, courage, brilliance, just like awesome diplomatic talent and skills, and we were having rings run around us. A 1994 headline: “Clinton Says His Deal with North Korea Would Make the World Safer.” August 8, 2017: “Former President Bill Clinton thought he saved the world from a nuclear North Korea more than two decades ago, but he was wrong.

“In the early 1990s, Clinton faced a growing nuclear threat from North Korea, but he ultimately chose diplomacy and deals over the application of military force.

“North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.” That’s 1994. “This is a good deal for the United States. North Korea will freeze and dismantle its nuclear program…” I don’t think that happened, did it? Can I share with you Barack Obama’s statement after the Iranian nuke deal, April 2, 2015.

“It’s a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives, including strict limitations on Iran’s program and cutting off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.” Now let me repeat these. Bill Clinton, 1994, about North Korea: “It’s a good deal for us. North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected.” Obama two years ago: “It’s a good deal.”

Clinton says, “This is a good deal.” Obama says, “It’s a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives, including limitations on Iran’s program and cuttings off every pathway that Iran could take to developer a nuclear weapon.” Clinton says the same thing about the Norks in 1994 as Obama said two years ago about the Iranians. Using intelligence guided by experience, how long’s it gonna be before we’re in the same set of circumstances that we are today except the country involved is gonna be Iran?

The Washington Post is gonna have this breathtaking story, “We’ve just discovered 60 miniaturized nuclear warheads that will fit inside the Iranian nuclear power plant and its missiles,” and everybody’s gonna freak out. “Oh, my God! Oh, my God! They said they were just gonna build a power plant,” and we’re gonna be right here where we are all over again in another 10 years down the road.

And what are the common denominators? Well, one of the common denominators is the Democrat Party. Another common denominator: Liberalism. Another demon denominator: Liberals’ belief that military action is never a solution to anything. What else is common? The liberal belief that doctors, nurses, clean water, negotiations, diplomacy, and words can end hostilities. It never happens until hostilities have been so severe that one side surrenders in defeat.

Is Obama that dumb? Does Obama really think that the Iranians are not gonna get nuclear weapons? Does he really think…? No, he wants ’em to get nuclear weapons. Yes, he does. I can see some of you reacting, “How dare you say that!” I say that because I remember Obama once asking, “Who said we get to determine who gets nukes and who doesn’t? There wasn’t anybody told us we couldn’t do it, so who are we? Why does U.S. get to tell everybody else what they can and can’t do?” Damn straight. Don’t doubt me.

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