Um....Under Clinton N. Korea had / developed - Zero nukes
Under Bush - 8 to 12
Evil, you need to revist the 1990's and the Clinton administration's "stick your head in the sand" approach to nukes in Asia. Remember Clinton sending Carter to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong and the two of them signing an agreement that North Korea would cease developing nukes if given "aid" from America? We gave them money,food, oil, etc. Basically it was blackmail. So here we are in the 1990's giving the North Koreans all kinds of free stuff and thinking that they aren't developing nukes. You'd think we would have negociated some type of verification process....nah, we trust you guys in the north. Then what happens? Oops, we find out that they lied to us and developed nukes. On top of this, they used the aid that we gave them to help pay for this work. Ooops. Then the cherry on top happens in 1998 when Clinton's military chief of staff tells us that the North Koreans don't have an active ballistic missle program but a week later the North Koreans fire a missle right over Japan (which lands later off the coast of Alaska). DOH!
Meanwhile, the Chinese see that Clinton has the balls of a nat and decides to set up a three-way deal between themselves, North Korea and Pakistan. Clinton is thinking that the Chinese will help prevent the North Koreans from developing the bomb, all the while they are actually helping them. lol. The three countries trade with each other and each get what they want. China gets better missle tech. from Pakistan, Pakistan gets a working design of an atomic bomb from China and North Korea gets the supplies from China that it needs to develop a better nuke. One big happy family while Clinton and europe just stand around with their thumbs up their ass. Hmmmm...maybe all the warhawks and neo-cons and their plan for a pre-emptive strike had a point.
Now this brings us to the year 2000 and the Bush administration. In the face of this new nuke threat, Japan, South Korea and India have desired to now have their own nukes. IMO Bush has been active in strongly discouraging this. And when India went ahead anyway, Bush put into place real sanctions.
Anyway, the whole point of this thread is to point out that it's so easy for someone to say "Hey Bush YOU SUCK" and yet not have any realisitc solution that they support. Radical muslims in Iran having nukes scares the hell out of me. Insane North Koreans who are willing to starve to death millions of their own people in order to build nukes scares the hell out of me. One day suicidal leader will have his finger on the button to launch a nuke and when he says "DEATH TO AMERICA" he's going to be able to deliver on that threat.