Fooled Again

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 1:53 pm by Neal

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.”
— President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

Well, we guess that “old saying” doesn’t apply in Washington, DC. From Boortz:

So despite saying for years that we wouldn’t, the Bush Administration has been negotiating directly with North Korea. The United States gave North Korea access to $25 million in a frozen bank account in exchange for shutting down a nuclear reactor by the weekend. Now The Norks say they won’t be shutting down that reactor by this weekend. Anybody surprised? I certainly hope not.

And why should they shut down the reactor? Why should they do anything? They got what they wanted…the cash. And the United States government is left holding the bag…a victim of The Gargoyle’s negotiating tactics. But we have no one else to blame. We apparently haven’t learned from the other broken agreements The Norks haven’t honored. So what now?

Bill Richardson, the former UN Ambassador who recently went to Pyongyang, says The Gargoyle is going to shut down the reactor, but it might take a little while longer. The ATM machine at the bank with the frozen funds is scheduled to open today or tomorrow….we’ll see what happens. And even if North Korea closes the reactor, what’s to say they won’t open another one?

And so it goes when you negotiate with the enemy. Since they can’t be trusted, they’ll just say whatever they have to in order to get what they want. By the way, they’re supposed to be letting in some U.N. inspectors. Sound familiar? Here we go again.

When, oh when, will we wake up.

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