North Korea seeks talks with US to ease tensions

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 2, 2013 1:44 p.m.

    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.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 2, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    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.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 2, 2013 9:03 a.m.

    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 American.