"Adopting a harder line toward North Korea than that of his predecessor, President George W. Bush said March 7, 2001 that his administration would not immediately resume missile negotiations with Pyongyang left unfinished by the Clinton administration. The announcement differed from previous statements by Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had indicated that the administration planned to pursue what appears to have been a nearly complete deal by the Clinton administration to end North Korea's missile development and exports."
Or read about his failure to do anything "diplomatic" with NK from your favorite source... Bush's North Korea Surrender Will Have Lasting Consequences
and so it goes...
So, the answer to my question would be a resounding, "yes".
BTW, I'm floored that you used John Bolton as a source...President George W. Bush claimed "measurable results" from six-nation talks to persuade North Korea to dismantle its nuclear-weapons operations but said Friday more needed to be done to reach the goal of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. He praised Japan's role in the process and said the United States was sensitive to the importance Tokyo places on a resolution of the issue of kidnapped Japanese in North Korea.
Bush cites progress in nuclear talks with North Korea, praises Japan's role - AP Worldstream | Encyclopedia.com
The rest of the world with a small number of notable exceptions, when you get right down to it, can kiss our collective red, white and blue ass, until such time as they take responsibility for their own defense, uproot the terrorist vermin within their borders, free their people, stop threatening their neighbors and produce free market economies such that the vision of an improved life for their citizens doesn't involve violating our borders or receiving our charity.
Last edited by Oftencold; 09-23-09 at 08:11 PM.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
North Korea was never going ot stop it's export of missile tech. actually during the time that Mr. Clinton was in office the North exported more Tech. to Rouge Countries durning all 8 Years of Mr. W Bush.