Bill Clinton Blames Arafat for North Korea Failure
Rule 1 of Clintonworld. “Nothing can ever be the fault of a Clinton.”
Rule 2 of Clintonworld. “See Rule 1 or Rule 3”
Rule 3 of Clintonworld: “We’re sorry to hear that you committed suicide in a D.C. park.”
So nothing is Bill’s fault. Beside he already apologized to everyone and left the White House flat broke. The time he got played by North Korea? Not his fault. He could have done it all, but he was just overscheduled.
Former President Bill Clinton has said that he had a chance to “end” North Korea’s missile program near the end of his second term, but was persuaded not to make the required trip to the totalitarian state by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
“I had a chance at the end of my presidency – I kind of regret this now, but I would do the same thing again [if] faced with it – to end their missile program, but I would have had to go to North Korea,” Clinton told NBC’s “Today” in an interview that aired Monday.
“But I couldn’t do that and finish the Middle East peace,” Clinton went on. “And Arafat begged me not to go and then backed out on his promise.”
So he did neither. But it was Arafat’s fault.
Bill Clinton did initially blame Arafat for the collapse of the process. But then, when it was trendy, he turned around and blamed Israel. Slick Willy lies, but he has trouble keeping his lies and excuses straight. The White House invested everything into Arafat. The crisis in Gaza, not to mention the general terrorist problem in Israel, can be traced back to that embrace of Arafat.
But forget Arafat.
The North Korean deal, like the Iran Deal, was always a scam. If Bill didn’t end North Korea’s nuclear program, what where the odds that he was ever going to end the Nork nuclear program?
When NBC’s Craig Melvin pressed Clinton on whether he regretted not going to North Korea, the former president said: “I made the right decision. That is, if we had peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, especially back then, it would have been better, but I regret that I didn’t end their missile program.”
I failed at everything. But it’s everyone else’s fault that I made stupid decisions.
Clinton did not elaborate on why Arafat asked him not to make the trip. The North Korean regime has long provided weapons and other support to Palestinian militants and Arafat made multiple trips to Pyongyang before his death in 2004.
It’s almost like there’s an axis of evil after all. And pols like Bill Clinton have subsidized it.
Trump and other members of his administration have criticized past presidents, including Clinton, for being too tolerant of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. In his interview with NBC, Clinton pointed out: “We had eight years when I was president where, because of a deal that I made early [in 1994], there was no fissile material produced.”
For years, Clintonworld kept telling us this stuff. Just like Ben Rhodes and his trolls keep insisting that Iran’s nuclear program was stopped. And then the Norks tested their bomb. And the illusion fell apart.