Same dumb deal, same kiddies’ negotiator 8

We are not alone in blaming Bill Clinton for letting the North Koreans become a nuclear-armed power. (See our post immediately below.)

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz says the same. And he too draws the analogy between Clinton’s deal with North Korea and Obama’s with Iran.

This is from the Washington Post:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) reacted to news of the alleged hydrogen bomb test by North Korea with an indictment of two decades of Democratic foreign policy, warning that any president who didn’t “tear up” the nuclear agreement with Iran would risk attacks on American and Israeli cities.

“This underscores the gravity of the threats we are facing right now, and also the sheer folly of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy,” Cruz told reporters … “When we look at North Korea, it’s like looking at a crystal ball. This is where Iran ends up, if we continue on this same misguided path. It’s worth remembering, we’re here because of the Clinton administration. The Clinton administration led the world in relaxing sanctions against North Korea. They used the billions of dollars that flowed into North Korea to develop nuclear weapons. Now we’re facing a megalomaniacal manic who may potentially have a hydrogen bomb.”

Cruz also derided the Obama administration for giving a job in the State Department and a role in the Iran negotiations to North Korea negotiations veteran Wendy Sherman– “the one person on Earth who has already messed this up. And sadly, they negotiated essentially the same deal.”

Asked how a Cruz presidency would respond to North Korea, the candidate said he would pressure China to “cut off their client state”, and “to continue to isolate North Korea, to continue to cut off North Korea, to raise the costs of their belligerence.” But he warned that “every bad actor would get worse” until Obama was replaced.

“For the remainder of President Obama’s term, we’re essentially in a Hobbesian state of nature, like ‘Lord of the Flies’,” he said. … “We saw last night the consequences of this deal if it is allowed to go forward. Iran’s nuclear test may not be underground, measured by an earthquake. It may be above the skies of Tel Aviv, or New York, or Los Angeles.”

Wendy Sherman is a trained social worker. Busied herself with child welfare. So President Clinton thought her admirably qualified to negotiate with North Korea, to keep that vicious Communist dictatorship from getting nukes. And after that triumph, President Obama judged her to be the ideal person to negotiate with Iran to the same end …

Oh no, wait! Obama saw her usefulness in failing to stop an enemy of the US acquiring nukes …

  • liz

    Both Clinton and Obama are clear examples of the dangerous consequences of allowing leftists to be in charge. It’s not just that the economy is wrecked – we can recover from that.
    It’s the unanticipated consequences, such as the power gained over us by our enemies. Cruz is so right to compare our present situation to “The Lord of the Flies” – we’re now being invaded and terrorized by savages as a direct consequence of Obama’s terrorist enabling policies.
    We may as well be ruled by monkeys that escaped the zoo, for all the good it’s doing us.

  • liz

    Both Clinton and Obama are clear examples of the dangerous consequences of allowing leftists to be in charge. It’s not just that the economy is wrecked – we can recover from that.
    It’s the unanticipated consequences, such as the power gained over us by our enemies. Cruz is so right to compare our present situation to “The Lord of the Flies” – we’re now being invaded and terrorized by savages as a direct consequence of Obama’s terrorist enabling policies.
    We may as well be ruled by monkeys that escaped the zoo, for all the good it’s doing us.

  • Azgael

    When an american city gets nuked, and it will happen, i hope it is a democrat dominated city for they will get what they deserve, and after the nuking will come the great cleansing as it will be called, or to be more clear, the whole sale execution of every democrat and democrat voter/supporter in the USA.

    • You are something of an annihilationist, wouldn’t you say, Azgael?

      I share your dislike and contempt for lefties, but I wouldn’t want a big bloody mess in getting rid of them. Think of the problem of disposing of all those corpses!

      • Bruce

        Gasp! How dare you deprive those poor rats, vultures, and ravens of their entirely natural sustenance? How wasteful! You speciesist!

        #CarrionEaterLivesMatter!!!@!!11!

        Honestly, if ChItown, NYC, or San Fran got wiped off the map, I’d say left the lefty corpses be disposed of in an all-natural, organic manner. They’d probably be thrilled, if they were still alive. And nothing’s more organic than becoming vulture-poo.

        • Great fun, Bruce.

        • liz

          “We threw ‘er in the bay, she scared the fish away!” Good riddance!

      • Azgael

        Just saying, if america has to get nuked, might as well be beneficial to america and humanity . And most will get vaporized in the initial blast.