I don't believe the 9 months of GWB after WJC within the bureaucracy of 8
years in the FBI, CIA, NSA and others gave GWB the whole problem of 9/11. We
haven't recovered from that because everyone, including politicians, went
their separate ways with more dislike for each other. GWB wasn't perfect
along with his advisors especially when dealing with a Congress that was trying
to protect it's territory. At least with a Republican House, there is a
better check on the causes such as Healthcare and NSA, IRS, and other items
coming to fruition after 5 years. Clinton isn't the problem in
all things but Korea and China were definitely part of his administration and
his wife's time as Secretary of State.There are a lot of fires
and Korea is always able to be there. Having served in Korea off and on for 5
1/2 years in the military, it is always a potential firestorm for the USA.
I can't figure out whether JWB is trying to shift the blame for all
Korea-related troubles to the Clinton administration, or just complaining
generally, lest we be fooled into being happy about something. It worked. Now
we're all bummed out over our "public image", which was so lofty
during the GWB days.
We haven't had an easing of tensions with North Korea for 2 generations of
leaders. They just want more money and easing of restrictions that Mr. and Mrs.
Clinton gave them over the past 20 years. This leader has barely left being a
teenager and is acting like one, still. He is a great puppet for those that
want North Korean to keep the rockets glowing in the North East Asian arena.
The Secretary of State is exhausted after a couple of months dealing
in diplomatic areas that don't have a national policy. The President and
the former Secretary left him without a real road map or even a rabbit trail to
follow. He is on his own as the President is out making statements and public
comments that contradict the Secretary of State. The Secretary of Defense is in
a similar mode adding on the complexities of the sequestration. Our combat
capability status would be down to the lowest ebb since the end of the cold war,
almost as low as our public image as a country. We have GPS,
compasses, and other devices and a first lady who is finally proud to be an