Actually …

Remember the North Korean cheating on its nuclear program that the amateurs in the Clinton Administration never tumbled to but the experts around our truly Churchillian new Commander-in-Chief cleverly discovered? Turns out (per Josh Marshall) that the Clintonistas told the Bushies about it during the transition. The Bush team then promptly … forgot about it for more than a year. I suppose they were too busy chasing those missing W keys.

I keep saying that this sort of cynical dishonesty is eventually going to catch up with its perpetrators. Why won’t anybody believe me?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com