Skip to comments.Bush urges unified warning against North Korea
Posted on 08/01/2009 7:30:09 AM PDT by AKSurprise
JEJU, South Korea — Former US president George W. Bush said on Saturday the five nations involved in nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea must send a unified warning against Pyongyang's continued defiance.
In a speech before a group of South Korean business leaders here, Bush said "true verification" would be essential even if the communist state promised to dismantle its nuclear programmes in accordance with UN resolutions.
"The five nations must send a unified message to North Korean leaders" that if they continue defying UN resolutions, there will be consequences including economic sanctions by the United Nations, Bush said.
"It's hard to deal with countries like North Korea, which has not much transparency... True verification is very important and words must be matched by verifiable actions."
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poor old Darth, his cape is getting all wet...
He had his eight years.
He if anyone (except perhaps Clinton before him) has foolishly positioned us into a very dangerous situation with North Korea through his endless appeasement and the charade of the Six Party Talks, and now the White House has been handed off to somebody who will botch it up even MORE.
Man am I tired of these maroons. Enough already. Go back to Texas--and take Condi with you--if she is there in Seoul making bucks for speeches, too.
You’d be doing this forum a favor if you’d take your own advice.
President Bush’s legacy speaks for itself . . . your on the other hand?!
Care to debate his and Sec'y. Condi Rice and Amb. Chris Hill's legacy on it? I will be more than happy to engage in detailed specifics. But since you must have some thinking on the matter, please illuminate in which way it was a success?
Also, since I have not seen you on any North Korean policy thread on FR in my 10 years here, might I inquire, precisely what are your Northeast Asia credentials if I might ask?
Wake up on the wrong side of bed?
The credentials of President Bush beat yours.
AIT is a respected poster here. Try refuting his points, or can you?
Nonstop Bush bashing is a regular feature with the state controlled media. I fight it when I see it.
Any respect he has is solely your opinion. Try refuting my points, or can you?
A person who begins an argument with an ad hominem attack on the subject of said argument has already lost the debate.
That said, if you genuinely want to learn more about President Bush’s foreign policy (to include North Korea) I encourage you to read the following document: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hW_1R6rSAU-gtCRAhNiB9s4C6AqA
As you read this document, please remember that President Bush inherited from Bill Clinton/Maddie Albright a North Korea with nuclear capability. You might also want to remember the ‘success’, NOT, that President Reagan/Shultz enjoyed with Baby Il’s daddy. [Oops, I forgot: To some so-called conservatives it doesn’t matter what President Reagan accomplished on any issue other than the Cold War; of course, these same ‘conservatives’ have never given President Bush the same consideration vis a vis the War on Terrorism (an actual HOT war).
FYI: I supported Ronald Reagan’s presidency (which just happened to coincide with my college years) with just as much ferocity as I do the presidency of George W Bush. I just happen to remember his (Reagan’s) ACTUAL record, not the fantasy record that some at FR have invented for the sole purpose of bashing President Bush.]
BTW: I’ll take Dr. Condi Rice any day over the likes of Clinton, Powell, Albright, Baker and Shultz.
Our President kept us safe for 8 years. What can you say for yourself? Say all you want about Bush expanding government, but if there was one area he was right, it was national security.
What you want to start another Korean War? Go get on the front line first.
Keep poking that lazy chicken Barack, Mr. Bush.
Former US president George W. Bush said on Saturday the five nations involved in nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea must send a unified warning against Pyongyang's continued defiance. In a speech before a group of South Korean business leaders here, Bush said "true verification" would be essential even if the communist state promised to dismantle its nuclear programmes in accordance with UN resolutions.
He did nothing of the sort.
He did a complete 180degree turn from his originally correct and wise position on North Korea--and as a result has helped set up the situation to one of dangerous potential at the highest levels--to be made even worse by Obama his successor. It morphed into one of abject appeasement, so that by the end of his administration (including the taking of North Korea off the terror list, and unfreezing their blood money from Banco Delta Asia in Macao), all independent thinking and research showed that Kim Jong il had completely prevailed and Bush had completely been hoodwinked and emasculated, left with a reprehensible record on North Korea.
What is this smack The Chimp NOW talks about verification down on a cushy junket to Cheju-do Island in S. Korea? The nerve of him to even show down there. It was his precise, process-oriented folly of the so-called "six party talks" in Beijing that gave North Korea immense stalling time to develop missile trajectory systems and nuclear processing, all outside of verification regimes of any effectiveness, and they even boldly went on to launch short and long range missiles with impunity on 4 July 2006 over Japan, not to mention underground nuclear testing, all during Bush's presidency.
Later, Obama's widely perceived weakness further invited immense North Korean provocations in the April to July 2009 time frame (underground tests, Taepodong-2 ICMB launches, missile exports to Burma, Scud/Nodong intermediate range volleys into Sea of Japan, ), however the technology regarding much of this happened all on Bush's watch, North Korea did not develop such capabilities suddenly in the 4-6 month period of the Obama regime. John Bolton is one of the greatest authorities on the failure of the Bush Presidency with respect to North Korea in the latter part of his administration, completely taken for a ride by the State Department and signing off on all that nonsense, and I will take Ambassador Bolton's (and conservative press analysis in Seoul and Tokyo--sample photo above from SAPIO Magazine in Japan), over W and Condi and that crowd anyday.