Heckuva Job, Chimpy!

How many nukes didNorth Korea have when Bill Clinton left office?

North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons before President Bush leaves office, a U.S. official said Thursday.

“North Korea is not serious about disarming in a timely manner,” Jay Lefkowitz, the president’s envoy on North Korean human rights, told an audience at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

“It is increasingly likely that North Korea will have the same nuclear status one year from now that it has today.”

Lefkowitz’s comments are at odds with Bush administration statements, which tout a recent agreement by North Korea at the six-party talks to abandon its nuclear program in exchange for aid and better relations with the United States as one of its few foreign policy successes.

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