Friday, October 13, 2006

Blame Clinton! (and other news)

Been reading the news lately?

With all of the bad press that Dubya has been getting over his handling of the possible nuclear weapons test North Korea, he has taken a new tack in his responses: It is all Bill Clinton's fault.

Mr Bush and his surrogates (most notably Senator John McCain) are screaming to everyone that will listen that the only reason that things are bad in North Korea is because Bill Clinton's policies were failures. Somehow, I don't think that this is going to play this time.

It is time for the administration to face up to it's own failures, and past time to quit Blaming Bill Clinton.

NEWSFLASH: Bill Clinton hasn't been President for many years now. You are on your own here, pal.

In other news, there is some suspicion that North Korea's recent nuclear test actually wasn't. Apparently there aren't any radioactive air samples consistent with even a low-yield test to verify that a nuclear device was exploded. Additionally, seismic evidence places the disturbance in the 0.2 kiloton range, which is extremely low.

By way of comparison, the first U.S. test was about 20 kilotons, and the first French test was about 65 kiltons.

This doesn't mean that the NK's weren't trying to bust a nuke, what it means is that the test was most likely a failure.

7 comments:

Zanne said...

6 years later and it's Clinton's fault? Is he on drugs? Is everyone that thinks he's doing a good job on drugs? If that's all it takes to think everything's fine, can I be on drugs too?
Love where you're coming from my man! Keep on!

Anali said...

The whole blame it on the other president thing does have to stop. And interesting point Zanne. I don't know if W is on drugs, but I've heard rumors that he's drinking again. That might explain some things...

vasilisa said...

Bush is being as eloquent in his defence as ever :-)

Elizabeth said...

Carter blamed Nixon/Ford. Reagan blamed Carter. Clinton blamed Reagan/Bush. Bush blames Clinton. Same shit, different Prez.

The problem with Bush is that's all he does - blames the other guy and the Dems. At least the other guys did something besides point a finger.

My guess is North Korea doesn't really have the nu-cue-ler power it claims to have just as Sadaam didn't have the WMD he claimed to have. It's a bluff to get everyone thinking NK is a tough guy.

I read an editorial a couple years ago postulating that Sadaam talked big shit about WMD as a bluff to keep the neighboring countries of Iraq on edge.

My father worked with a man who made sure everyone in his neighborhood knew he had snakes. Did he have any snakes? Nope. He thought enough people were afraid of snakes for various reasons and thought if everyone knew he had some the word would get around and he wouldn't get ripped off.

He never got ripped off.

Anonymous said...

As a parent, one of the most important things I taught my son was to accept responsibility for his screw ups. What kind of example are these people setting for our future generations?

The our government is an embarrassment. It didn't start with Bush, but he and his cronies have elevated it to a completely different level.

Suzanne

Kelley said...

Yeah, blame it on Clinton. And also? Teh gays are going TO HELL!

Every time I hear W pronounce "nuclear" as "NEW-CUE-LAR", I want to move to Canada.

Gunfighter said...

Zanne said:

"6 years later and it's Clinton's fault? Is he on drugs?"

Probably.

"Is everyone that thinks he's doing a good job on drugs?"

Almost certainly.

"If that's all it takes to think everything's fine, can I be on drugs too?"

Sorry, pal... can't have that.

Amali said:

"I don't know if W is on drugs, but I've heard rumors that he's drinking again."

Me to. Notice how bad he looks these days?

EB said:

"The problem with Bush is that's all he does - blames the other guy and the Dems. At least the other guys did something besides point a finger."

Bingo!

Kelley said:

"Every time I hear W pronounce "nuclear" as "NEW-CUE-LAR", I want to move to Canada."

No kidding. NEW-KLEE-UR, damnit!!!