June 12, 2018
While liberal journalists are pooh-poohing in advance any sort of success Donald Trump may have with his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, that wasn’t the case back in 1994 when Bill Clinton struck a that would have supposedly resolved the nuclear threat from North Korea.
On the October 18, 1994 edition of the CBS Evening News, correspondent David Martin assured viewers that “once this agreement is signed on Friday, the U.S. and North Korea will no longer be on a collision course.” His colleague Rita Braver used the occasion to promote Bill Clinton’s run of foreign policy successes: “And Haiti is just one in a string of foreign-affairs achievements that has surprised even some Clinton supporters. Yesterday in Geneva, North Korean and U.S. negotiators signed an agreement that commits North Korea to freeze and dismantle its nuclear program.”
Fast-forward 23 years later and it looks like Clinton’s deal didn’t exactly keep the U.S. from any future “collision” courses with North Korea.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:11 am