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Bill Clinton: Obama May Look Like A “Wuss” Over Syria
Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2013 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 06/13/2013 8:17:20 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

In sharp remarks directed against his Democratic successor and his wife’s former boss, President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama risks looking like a “wuss,” a “fool,” and “lame” for not doing more to influence events in Syria.

Clinton, speaking with Sen. John McCain Tuesday night in a closed press event sponsored by the McCain Institute, contrasted Obama’s inaction in Syria to his own action in the 1999 NATO intervention in Kosovo, which included the bombing of the forces of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. Clinton said a president must look beyond public and Congressional reluctance to military intervention for the sake of national security and to save lives.

“You just think how lame you’d be… suppose I had let a million people, two million people be refugees out of Kosovo, a couple hundred thousand people die, and they say, ‘You could have stopped this by dropping a few bombs. Why didn’t you do it?’ And I say, ‘because the House of Representatives voted 75% against it?’” Clinton said. “You look like a total wuss, and you would be.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billclinton; obama; syria

1 posted on 06/13/2013 8:17:20 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

...and the lesson to be learned there is if the president is going to chose sides, be better be sure he chooses the right side.


2 posted on 06/13/2013 8:19:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Bomb 'em!!... Bomb 'em!! ...Bomb 'em NOW!!!

I Don't Care Who! ...Just Bomb Somebody!

3 posted on 06/13/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A “wuss”, Bubba? As in, the type of “wuss” that doesn’t retaliate for the terror bombings two American Embassies, resulting in the deaths of 200+ people?


4 posted on 06/13/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
...and the lesson to be learned there is if the president is going to chose sides, be better be sure he chooses the right side.

Secular homicidal thug that has not threatened us vs. radical Islamist megahomicidal thugs that regularly threaten us. Hmm, can't really see a right side.

5 posted on 06/13/2013 8:25:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Do they have an aspirin factory in Syria??


6 posted on 06/13/2013 8:26:35 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Clinton, speaking with Sen. John McCain Tuesday night in a closed press event sponsored by the McCain Institute...

There's a McCain Institute? Who knew, and what the hell does it do?

“You just think how lame you’d be… suppose I had let a million people, two million people be refugees out of Kosovo, a couple hundred thousand people die, and they say, ‘You could have stopped this by dropping a few bombs. Why didn’t you do it?’

How many people died in Rwanda and Billy Boy didn't do a g**damn thing to save a single one of them.... And why didn't he drop a bomb on ubl when he had the chance(s)?

7 posted on 06/13/2013 8:27:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

HA-HA, slapping Obama when he’s down.

However link says ‘Clinton, speaking with Sen. John McCain Tuesday night in a closed press event sponsored by the McCain Institute, ...’

That should tell you how much this advice is worth. I still question Clintons bombing of Serbia, but at least he didnt invade and occupy.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 8:27:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Didn’t he let 600,000 people die in the hutu vs tutsi war?


9 posted on 06/13/2013 8:28:33 AM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He is a wuss and uses proxies for his sissy ideas to fight his battles.

Guy is a pussy.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 8:29:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oh, come on, everyone. America stands as the world’s shining example of the welfare/warfare state. Everyone oughtta be doing it!


11 posted on 06/13/2013 8:30:11 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Clinton's vs Obama’s?

Better stock up on popcorn. This will be fun.

12 posted on 06/13/2013 8:30:12 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rwanda, Bill


13 posted on 06/13/2013 8:34:43 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

muzzies killin’ muzzies....why would we want to interfere?


14 posted on 06/13/2013 8:35:10 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

what were you in Somalia, Bubba..? waiting waiting waiting


15 posted on 06/13/2013 8:37:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: ScottinVA

african embassies that were being provided security oversight by Susan Rice, no less, another clinton carry-over


16 posted on 06/13/2013 8:38:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Great, Bubba.

Challenge O'bama's manhood.

That'll work out great, you fool.

He'll do something just to be doing something.

17 posted on 06/13/2013 8:43:57 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: McGruff

When the “Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001” begins lecturing the Current Occupant on being a “wuss”, then you know the gloves are off in this slap-fight.

The Red Chinese have also lectured The Won on his economic policies, and the Russian Federation Maximum Leader Putin puts in his two cents’ worth concerning domestic “observation” of suspicious elements.

I begin to see a pattern emerging here, maybe the Hope & Change has become the Hop & Chant.


18 posted on 06/13/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT by alloysteel (When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? - Jay Leno)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Didn’t he give away our secrets long ago.

Go away, Bubba.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“You just think how lame you’d be… suppose I had let a million people, two million people be refugees out of Kosovo, a couple hundred thousand people die, and they say, ‘You could have stopped this by dropping a few bombs. Why didn’t you do it?’

Willie, don't go all high-minded on us. You know damn good and well the reason you started bombing Serbia was to divert the press from a.) impeachment, b.) Juanita Broaddrick and c.) the Cox Committee.

Oh...and Hillary told you to...

20 posted on 06/13/2013 8:57:09 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

To who? John McCain? Yeah, all 1.5 people I know who even know anything about Syria are real concerned about it and just itching to get involved in a another pseduo war.


21 posted on 06/13/2013 8:59:14 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

oooohhh thats gonna put Obambi on a slow boil...

I love it that things are heating up from Bill Clinton- He can attack Obama and win- Shrillary cannot.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 9:03:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well at least Bill is an Equal Opportunity Offender when it comes to ditching the long-held tradition of an ex-POTUS keeping his mouth shut in regards to his successors.


23 posted on 06/13/2013 9:16:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Then let the two of these idiots grab a rifle and get on over there to help out. We’ve sacrificed enough of our wonderful young people over there nation building for animals.


24 posted on 06/13/2013 9:25:52 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This has been looking like Kosovo for some time now. 75% of Congress is against it (not sure where Bill got that number, but let's roll with it) because...uh...because the country is?

I'm really not sure the doctrine of dropping bombs on people who don't like us on behalf of other people who don't like us and changing a country full of people who don't like us into another country full of people who don't like us, can be described in any sense as a rational foreign policy. The tail - 0bama's scandal poll numbers - is in every sense wagging the dog here. Watch it happen.

25 posted on 06/13/2013 9:26:35 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama looks like a wuss.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: clintonh8r

muzzies killin’ muzzies....why would we want to interfere?

&&&
I concur.


27 posted on 06/13/2013 10:28:04 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: sickoflibs

Bill Clinton—he has broke with Obama—The beginning of the end, Jay Leno, now Bill—Watch as Hillary comes out against him next—the dam is about to break! Maybe, just maybe, Beck was on to something real! If he is—he will have proven himself a great American (again).


28 posted on 06/13/2013 11:21:13 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; rightwingintelligentsia
RE :”Bill Clinton—he has broke with Obama—The beginning of the end, Jay Leno, now Bill—Watch as Hillary comes out against him next—the dam is about to break! Maybe, just maybe, Beck was on to something real! If he is—he will have proven himself a great American (again).”

Good point.
Your comment reminded me that Bill is not all too happy that Obama team are covering their own butts while leaving Hillary’s reputation hanging on Bengazi.

That may be the sudden change in Bill's attitude. It also tells me that maybe Hillary was the hawk in the administration who insisted on bombing Libya to begin with.

29 posted on 06/13/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks rightwingintelligentsia.
30 posted on 06/13/2013 6:34:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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