President Trump has responded in kind, threatening to blast the communist country with “fire and fury” should we be attacked.
Well, the answer lies with one man: President Bill Clinton.
And wouldn’t you know it, but hapless Jimmy Carter also had a hand in ensuring the insane Korean regime had access to nukes.
From the New York Post:
Back in 1994, President Clinton prepared to confront North Korea over CIA reports it had built nuclear warheads and its subsequent threats to engulf Japan and South Korea in “a sea of fire.”
Enter self-appointed peacemaker Carter: The ex-prez scurried off to Pyongyang and negotiated a sellout deal that gave North Korea two new reactors and $5 billion in aid in return for a promise to quit seeking nukes.
Clinton embraced this appeasement as achieving “an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula” — with compliance verified by international inspectors. Carter wound up winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his dubious efforts.
But in 2002, the North Koreans ’fessed up: They’d begun violating the accord on Day One. Four years later, Pyongyang detonated its first nuke.
Clinton tried to convince the regime to denuclearize again in 2009, while also advocating for the release of prisoners, but that was another big failure.
When it comes to the world’s strongmen, the Clintons have a habit of making things worse. We can think Bill Clinton for the new threat we face from North Korea today