Those Clinton folks ain't afraid of no preemptive strike

"The US defense secretary in the Clinton administration, William Perry, and his alter ego, Ashton Carter, who was one of Perry's assistant secretaries, called for a preemptive strike on the North Korean bases a week before the missile launch."

The Clinton folks were somewhat more squeamish about using illegal force, I suppose, than the next batch. But it looks like some of them have adjusted to the Bush admin's new foreign policy methods.

Or is it a resurrection -- nay, a cutsey re-enactment -- of the 42nd presidency's version of the State v. Pentagon eternal grudge match:

"This view was roundly criticized by other former Clinton people, notably Wendy Sherman, who journeyed to North Korea with her then boss, Clinton's secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, in October 2000 and advocates one-on-one talks with the North."

Maybe, but it doesn't make what Perry and Carter said go away.

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