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Democrats assail Bush's N. Korea policy [John Kerry - "shocking failure," .............]
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Posted on 10/09/2006 4:26:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Democrats assail Bush's N. Korea policy

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago

Democrats seized on North Korea's brazen act to criticize President Bush's record in confronting the communist regime, contending the administration's focus on Iraq ignored legitimate threats.

Democratic Sen. John Kerry, the president's rival in 2004 and a potential 2008 candidate, assailed Bush's policy as a "shocking failure," and said, "While we've been bogged down in Iraq where there were no weapons of mass destruction, a madman has apparently tested the ultimate weapon of mass destruction."

One month before midterm elections, North Korea's reported nuclear test provided Republicans an opportunity to shift the focus from their embarrassing — and politically explosive — congressional page scandal to national security, an issue the GOP considers its strength.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (news, bio, voting record) of Kentucky, the Senate's second-ranking Republican, accused Democrats of playing partisan politics with a nuclear weapons threat. "Listening to some Democrats, you'd think the enemy was George Bush, not Kim Jong Il," he said.

Seizing on North Korea's actions to argue Republicans are stronger on security than Democrats is riddled with pitfalls and leaves the GOP's standard-bearer — Bush — as well as his rank-and-file vulnerable to criticism.

The president long has faced complaints that he has failed to sufficiently address North Korea and the threat has festered on his watch.

In the nearly five years since Bush labeled North Korea part of an "axis of evil" with Iran and Iraq, Kim Jong Il's government has withdrawn from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, announced it has nuclear weapons, refused to return to six-nation talks and launched seven missiles into the Sea of Japan, including a long-range Taepodong-2.

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head on, apply it directly to the forehead.........head on, apply it directly to the forehead.
1 posted on 10/09/2006 4:26:59 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Once again, any of these vociferous critics have any better ideas? Such as giving the North Koreans a reactor? Any ideas at all? Bueller?


2 posted on 10/09/2006 4:29:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

Who takes Kerry seriously anyway! He was a Lo$er, is a Lo$er, and will always be a Lo$er.


3 posted on 10/09/2006 4:29:36 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Billthedrill

Yes, the DUMMYCrats solution is to give into blackmail and claim a diplomatic victory in solving the North Korean crisis. Of course, we all know that there is no such thing, and Il will be back in a few years stronger demanding even more concessions with more threats of blackmail.

When will average Americans smell the coffee????


4 posted on 10/09/2006 4:31:06 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Sub-Driver
so the Cut and Run Vietnam Coward opens his pie hole and out comes nothing but a worthless bunch of words.


With Kerry as president we or probably Madam Half-bright would still be kissing Kim Jong's Jong.

Kerry is one ugly looking cowardly screwball Carpetbagger.
5 posted on 10/09/2006 4:34:06 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia now a certified socialist state reporting to Mexico City for further instructions)
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To: OKIEDOC

The cancerous enemy within.


6 posted on 10/09/2006 4:34:57 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A strategy of avoid war at all costs is bound to work one of these times. At worst, human caused global warming will cease to be a problem...replaced by protection of giant radioactive mutated cockroaches.


7 posted on 10/09/2006 4:37:20 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Diplomacy doesn't work when seagulls rain on your parade. A shotgun and umbrella does.)
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To: Billthedrill
Kerry would have done it smarter. He would have engaged in effective policies that would have engaged the North Koreans in the spirit of goodwill that would have been successful in achieving the goal of a peaceful Korean Peninsula.
8 posted on 10/09/2006 4:38:38 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Sub-Driver

Typical Democrats. Bash the President instead of the country that's a threat.


9 posted on 10/09/2006 4:39:39 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Sub-Driver

It's amazing these people take themselves seriously. It really should give hope to even the most lowly loser.


10 posted on 10/09/2006 4:39:41 PM PDT by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: Sub-Driver
Democratic Sen. John Kerry, the president's rival in 2004 and a potential 2008 candidate, assailed Bush's policy as a "shocking failure," and said, "While we've been bogged down in Iraq where there were no weapons of mass destruction, a madman has apparently tested the ultimate weapon of mass destruction."

What is shocking is that the Dems are so willing to politicize matters of national security and that voters are ready to reward this behavior in November.
11 posted on 10/09/2006 4:44:36 PM PDT by etradervic (Able Danger, Peter Paul Campaign Fraud, Travelgate, Whitewater, Sandy Berger...demand answers!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ever notice how whatever happens that is bad in this world , next day the democrats blame it on President Bush. Sometimes they let Pelosi break the news . sometimes Kerry, sometimes Reid or Fat Ted, but they all have the same schtick. It gets a little boring. They need some new material. They need to get a friggin clue.


12 posted on 10/09/2006 4:45:12 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Typical Democrats. Bash the President instead of the country that's a threat.

The old joke "Bush's fault" really applies to the know-nothing do-nothing Democrats. Something bad happens, blame the President. The media plays along. When a future Democrat is President (shudder), Republicans in their statements to the press will responsibly speak to the source of the problem instead of reflexively pointing fingers for political gain, and the media will play along with that too.

13 posted on 10/09/2006 4:45:13 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: Sub-Driver

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha . . . . . .

It might be worthwhile to remind them how N.Korea GOT in this position - have they ever heard of Jimmah Carter and Beelzebubba Clinton!!?? Before they go down this road, they better make sure they want Bush bringing those two names up in conjunction with N.Korea . . . . . . . might not be pretty next month!


14 posted on 10/09/2006 4:45:17 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Vision
These Bozo's don't even make sence when you really think about what they are saying. Who's bogged down in Iraq, the military? Even assuming that were true what difference does that make exactly? It's not like if we had our military sitting on bases at home that the little fruitcake would stop playing with his nukes. He wants the attention and hopes to get his blakmail payola.

Of course if this crowd of left wing moobats takes power you can bet Lil Kim will be swimming in bribes to behave. Sure elect the dems and we can raise taxes as a levy to keep the payoffs to anyone who rattles a saber.

15 posted on 10/09/2006 4:45:29 PM PDT by marlon
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To: Sub-Driver
The president long has faced complaints that he has failed to sufficiently address North Korea and the threat has festered on his watch.

The complaints would have been even louder if he'd popped that boil.

16 posted on 10/09/2006 4:46:18 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Sub-Driver

Where's the "Aw Jeez not this sh!! again" guy when you need him ?


17 posted on 10/09/2006 4:46:27 PM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another disaster that BJ proved Dims cannot be trusted w/our Security. Did Kim sign that phony agreement before or after he bedded the Cleaning Lady??

Pray for W and Our Troops


18 posted on 10/09/2006 4:46:43 PM PDT by bray (Voting for the Rats is Suicide)
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To: indianrightwinger

Kerry a loser?

He served in Vietnam were rumor has it he won three, I say again, three Purple Hearts (for life threatening wounds, I’m sure). Got to spend Christmas in Cambodia back in the day where I’m sure he had fun raping, cutting off ears and pillaging (as he reported to the world). Now, does that sound like a loser!

Ran a losing presidential campaign within a losing party … now does that sound like a loser? … er, wait. I will have to take a timeout and rewrite this. Back later.

Did I mention that he served in Vietnam?


19 posted on 10/09/2006 4:47:07 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

I would called North Korea setting off a nuclear device a clear case of failed POLICIES (plural).

Now Kerry...that is just a case of failure period


20 posted on 10/09/2006 4:48:45 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: Billthedrill
The Clinton Legacy: North Korea's Bomb

1994 North Korea prepares to remove the Yongbyon fuel rods from their storage site. North Korea expels international weapons inspectors and withdraws from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Clinton asks the United Nations Security Council to consider sanctions. North Korean spokesmen proclaim such sanctions would cause war.

Clinton balks and sets up a diplomatic back-channel to end the crisis — former President Jimmy Carter. Exceeding instructions, Carter negotiates the outlines of a treaty and announces the terms live on CNN.

North Korea promises to renew its commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, lock up the fuel rods, and let inspectors back in to monitor the facility.

The United States agrees that it will provide two light-water nuclear reactors for electricity, send a large supply of fuel oil, and that it will not invade North Korea.

http://newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/10/9/132140.shtml?s=im

21 posted on 10/09/2006 4:50:29 PM PDT by excludethis
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To: Sub-Driver
They don't even wait five minutes to think about how they've helped get a million people killed, they just jump right in and smack their sitting president and commander in chief. They are rabid barking crazy - beyond words.
22 posted on 10/09/2006 4:50:56 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: Sub-Driver

John Kerry is a joke of a human being. A traitor to his country, a man who leans left but has no core convictions, a vile politician that only survives because the MSM cheerlead and cover for him.

Kerry's NK policy would have been worse. Bush did fail to stop NK from testing nukes, but at least we don't waste nearly as much money paying them off to lie to us under this administration. NK would have done the same under a Kerry administration, only we would have propped them up along the way and made them a more dangerous advisary.

I personally feel that Iraq has been such a disaster that it has rendered the Bush administration pretty much impotent when it comes to NK and Iran. Saying that, I'd rather have a weakened Bush than a Kerry administration of any strength.


23 posted on 10/09/2006 4:51:15 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Sub-Driver

Blast from the past...
Opinion piece from the Las Vegas Review Journal
1998
"A CRAZED FOREIGN POLICY
Bill Clinton lays gifts at feet of totalitarians"

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/1998/Oct-02-Fri-1998/opinion/8327079.html

John Kerry and his ilk make me ill.


24 posted on 10/09/2006 4:51:37 PM PDT by Helen
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To: sgtbono2002

Every thing is Bush’s fault, everything from the debacle in the Garden of Eden right up to the latest (negative) news headlines. If something happens in the world negative, it is Bush’s fault … really getting sick of it./ rant off


25 posted on 10/09/2006 4:51:56 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: excludethis

Gee do you think chrissy matthews remembers ANY of this???


But don't forget kerry and his magic hat. Everything will be alright once he's prez!


26 posted on 10/09/2006 4:59:26 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only shocking failure is Lantern Face's opportunistic and selfish life.


27 posted on 10/09/2006 4:59:38 PM PDT by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: silentknight

Yes, I would agree. However, these were policies set in place by former (under the desk) Pres. Clintooooon. By selling kim jong dingbat the nuclear technology to develop the “bomb”, I think he is totally to blame.

As an aside, I think Pres. Bush is being a sly ol’ fox again. By letting (and I mean “let”) kim jong dingbat pursue his nuclear ambitions he is forcing the regional powers (e.g. Japan, S. Korea, Russia and China) into a position where they have to handle this problem … after all, it in their best interests to shut this nut down. IMHO.


28 posted on 10/09/2006 5:04:11 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, I'm sure the test wouldn't have happened if Commodore Kerry had been in the White House.


29 posted on 10/09/2006 5:04:57 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: cinives

30 posted on 10/09/2006 5:05:11 PM PDT by jslade (The beatings well cease when morale improves!)
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To: doc1019
I agree that Clinton is TOTALLY to blame for the MESS he left President Bush to clean up.

Thanks to Clinton's 1994 Agreement with North Korea--Clinton gave them two nuclear reactors, and helped the NK economy to PAY for their nukes by giving them the financial means to do so (fuel oil and cash aid--in addition to the nuclear reactors).

No one, and I mean NO ONE--helped North Korea to develop nukes more than Bill Clinton.

I guess that John Kerry forgot all about that. His memory is 'very, very selective' anyway.

31 posted on 10/09/2006 5:08:41 PM PDT by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are up to their necks in poop. If the electorate is stupid enough to give Democrats any more influence in international affairs, they deserve what they get.


32 posted on 10/09/2006 5:09:48 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: excludethis

why are you posting this.....clinton did as much for stopping this dope in north korea as he did in killing bin laden....just wait until he is interviewed again by chris wallace....he will set the story straight...it is the vast right wing conspiracy...hey clinton did send the other dope... albright to dance with the dope in north korea...that should have stopped all nuclear pursuits!!!


33 posted on 10/09/2006 5:12:09 PM PDT by hnj_00
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To: doc1019

I get so sick of this Bush bashing Bullshit I could puke.

Personally I have reached the point of being a broken glass republican. Although I have always voted for whom I thought was the best Candidate I will vote straight Republican this year if they run a dead skunk.


34 posted on 10/09/2006 5:15:40 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In the nearly five years since Bush labeled North Korea part of an "axis of evil" with Iran and Iraq, Kim Jong Il's government has withdrawn from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, announced it has nuclear weapons, refused to return to six-nation talks and launched seven missiles into the Sea of Japan, including a long-range Taepodong-2.

In other words, Bush was right.

35 posted on 10/09/2006 5:17:11 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: indianrightwinger

Kim Jong Il would probably prefer to have Kerry, Gore or some other socialist/Democrat in the White House. So would the terrorists, Iran, Chavez, Syria...
The Democrats are allies of the terrorists, socialists, and rogue regimes.


36 posted on 10/09/2006 5:20:24 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Sub-Driver
I hold the Clinton administration responsible.

They are the ones that gave North Korea the ingredients for making a nuclear weapon, supposedly to be used for "peaceful purposes," such as providing electricity to their impoverished people.

The North Korean people are still without electrical power, but now they have a nuclear weapon.

37 posted on 10/09/2006 5:21:38 PM PDT by wai-ming
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To: sgtbono2002
"Ever notice how whatever happens that is bad in this world , next day the democrats blame it on President Bush. Sometimes they let Pelosi break the news . sometimes Kerry, sometimes Reid or Fat Ted, but they all have the same schtick. It gets a little boring. They need some new material. They need to get a friggin clue."

Their handlers have told them if they do not feed the Left with predictable pap daily, they cannot keep their hardcore 30% in a constant, radicalized state of agitation, and they'll simply stay home on Election Day.

It's also the Rule of Inches in newsprint. The MSM is strident when it comes to reporting every urp of DUmmy [verbal] Diarrhea, in turn it knocks something more newsworthy off the page and often out of the paper altogether.

38 posted on 10/09/2006 5:23:03 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("What I said was just so lame." -- Natalie Maines)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish any MSM would revive the DEM stance on how dangerous Sadam Hussein was and how he HAD to be stopped. Then, contrast that with the bellicose rantings of those same morons and see how they can reconcile their pre-Iraq War stance on Sadam, their Post-Iraq War stance on Sadam and their REACTION to DPRK nuke test.


39 posted on 10/09/2006 5:25:07 PM PDT by sappy
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To: sgtbono2002

I agree with you. I normally vote only in presidential elections, however, this year I will vote and vote straight Republican ticket.


40 posted on 10/09/2006 5:26:17 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Sub-Driver
Image hosted by Photobucket.com booo...



Yooo Hooo, my fagass is over HERE... Pay attention to ME ME ME ME ME!!!
41 posted on 10/09/2006 5:33:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just what one would expect from fop like kerry.


42 posted on 10/09/2006 5:36:43 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's not forget that it was Clinton, Albright, and Jimmy Carter who gave N. Korea nuclear technology plus that $4 billion to get them started. Clearly, Clinton's fault like 9/11.
43 posted on 10/09/2006 5:38:21 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Longbow1969
I personally feel that Iraq has been such a disaster that it has rendered the Bush administration pretty much impotent when it comes to NK and Iran.

Iraq simply shows that we stick to our word about regime change. Kim responds with his nuke and missile threats, but that's not going to deter us from changing his regime as well.

44 posted on 10/09/2006 5:44:37 PM PDT by palmer (Money problems do not come from a lack of money, but from living an excessive, unrealistic lifestyle)
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To: xtinct
Let's not forget that it was Clinton, Albright, and Jimmy Carter who gave N. Korea nuclear technology plus that $4 billion to get them started. Clearly, Clinton's fault like 9/11.

And Kerry planned to do exactly the same thing for Iran, if elected.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=11966

He's a liar and a fraud, but you knew that.

45 posted on 10/09/2006 5:55:37 PM PDT by FlyVet (Dan 4:17 "The basest of men")
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To: sgtbono2002
I will vote straight Republican this year if they run a dead skunk.

Even a dead skunk would be brighter than Kerry!

46 posted on 10/09/2006 5:56:21 PM PDT by calex59 (Hillary Clinton is dumber than a one eyed monkey with a brain tumor(credit to Harley69))
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To: fhayek

John Kerry is an idoit. He is the sorriest of all politicians. Human debris.


47 posted on 10/09/2006 5:57:24 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: calex59

It would smell better too.


48 posted on 10/09/2006 6:02:27 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Vision

"it's amazing these people take themselves seriously."

it's also amazing that just about 50% of the electorate also does.


49 posted on 10/09/2006 6:04:08 PM PDT by ripley
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To: xtinct
Let's not forget that it was Clinton, Albright, and Jimmy Carter who gave N. Korea nuclear technology plus that $4 billion to get them started. Clearly, Clinton's fault like 9/11.

Not if you ask the Cryptkeeper, Alan Colmes, on H&C, talking to Oliver North. Damn, I can't stand Leftists...

50 posted on 10/09/2006 6:12:18 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Ma'am, you don't have to thank us. You just go beat him for us." Soldier to Irey re: Murtha)
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