— From NBC's Ken Strickland
A spokesperson in Sen. Hillary Clinton's office fired off this written response to McCain's criticisms of the Clinton Administration's North Korea policies -- although it's more directed at President Bush than John McCain. "Now is not the time to play politics of the most dangerous kind -- with our policy on North Korea. History is clear that nothing the Bush Administration has done has stopped the North Koreans from openly testing a nuclear weapon and present a new danger to the region and the world. President Bush has been in charge of North Korea policy for six years, and two days ago we saw the brazen result."
More from the statement: "Senator Clinton supports a National Missile Defense System that has been tested and actually works. She supports an approach that protects us from the threat of North Korean nuclear weapons, as the Clinton Administration successfully did for eight years."