The mainstream media is trying to put all of the blame on President Trump for rising tensions in North Korea. However, North Korea has been a problem long before Trump was President and Obama is really to blame. Obama’s former spokesperson Tommy Vietor, admitted that Obama did nothing to stop tensions rising with North Korea.
“Do you think, looking back now with everything that’s going on with North Korea, if President Obama had anything to change about his policies with North Korea, do you think he would change anything, or would he have stayed course?” asked a talk show host.
“That’s a good question. I mean, I think you can’t look at the situation and say, “Yeah, he would have stayed the course,” right? Because we didn’t achieve what we needed to achieve, which was to stop their nuclear program,” said Vieto.
“It’s interesting, I was listening to an interview that former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry did — Clinton’s Secretary of Defense — and they had started in like the late 90’s and early 2000’s this diplomatic track with North Korea that they felt like was on the precipice of getting some sort of breakthrough. Then the Bush administration, because the Koreans were actually cheating, ended up walking away from it, thinking they should punish them,” said Vieto.
“And then, you know, we just never got to a place where any progress was made, you know? I mean this thing was just always cranking along. We got sanctions put on them; we tightened down a whole bunch of sanctions, but that’s an input, it’s not an output, right? There was no — nothing progressed in the way we wanted as a result of those sanctions,” said Vieto. Check out the video below.