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Posted on 08/25/2005 6:56:00 PM PDT by Mia T
Bill Clinton's Legacy: Today's Terror-Filled World
In other words, with great authority, someone in the mainstream media has finally detailed the real legacy of Bill Clinton, notwithstanding the excuses and rationalizations all of the Great Prevaricator's friends and spin doctors in the hallowed halls of American journalism.
As Charles Krauthammer saliently notes:
You don't get to a place like this overnight. It takes at least, oh, a decade. We are now paying the wages of the 1990s, our holiday from history. During that decade, every major challenge to America was deferred. The chief aim of the Clinton administration was to make sure that nothing terrible happened on its watch. Accordingly, every can was kicked down the road."
And which inconvenient cans is Charles Krauthammer exactly referring to? Well, in his own words, here's how he catalogues them:
--Iraq: Saddam continued defying the world and building his arsenal, even as the United States acquiesced to the progressive weakening of U.N. sanctions and then to the expulsion of all weapons inspectors.
--North Korea: When it threatened to go nuclear in 1993, Clinton managed to put off the reckoning with an agreement to freeze Pyongyang's program. The agreement--surprise!--was a fraud. All the time, the North Koreans were clandestinely enriching uranium. They are now in full nuclear breakout.
--Terrorism: The first World Trade Center attack occurred in 1993, followed by the blowing up of two embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole. Treating terrorism as a problem of law enforcement, Clinton dispatched the FBI--and the odd cruise missile to ostentatiously kick up some desert sand. Osama was offered up by Sudan in 1996. We turned him away for lack of legal justification.
As Charles Krauthammer sardonically notes regarding the preceding negligent or self-deluding actions of the Clinton administration:
That is how one acts on holiday: Mortal enemies are dealt with not as combatants, but as defendants. Clinton flattered himself as looking beyond such mundane problems to a grander transnational vision (global warming, migration and the like), while dispatching American military might to quell 'teacup wars'' in places like Bosnia. On June 19, 2000, the Clinton administration solved the rogue-state problem by abolishing the term and replacing it with 'states of concern.' Unconcerned, the rogues prospered, arming and girding themselves for big wars.
And what do you know? The consequences of all that procrastinating, prattling and putting off the inevitable have arrived. The Clinton administration's delayed detritus has finally hit the fan. As Charles Krauthammer puts it: "On Sept. 11, the cozy illusions and stupid pretensions died. We now recognize the central problem of the 21st century: the conjunction of terrorism, rogue states and weapons of mass destruction."
Of course, according to the fashionable Clintonist spin, everything that could be done to stop terrorist actions was done after the Word Trade Center and 1998 embassy bombings. For example, according to Madeleine Albright, "We consumed all the intelligence we had. It's so easy to finger-point. [But] we tried everything we could."
Yet General Henry Shelton, retired chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was also quoted as saying after 9/11: "Absolutely nothing prevented us from running the kind of [anti-terrorist] operation we're running now, if there had been a commitment to do that."
In fact, on several occasions, Bill Clinton refused to consider any military action against the al Qaeda terrorist network. Of course, according to the Great Prevaricator, that was because of all the bad advice he got from his national security team, who believed that a few verbal darts from the President would be enough to do the trick.
On the other hand, when the delicate matter of that stained blue dress threatened to get splashed all over the front pages of even the most friendly American newspapers, Mr. Clinton wasn't adverse to lobbing a few missiles at some abandoned tents in the middle of the Afghanistan desert, or bombing Sudan's only pharmaceutical factory (mistakenly identified as a chemical weapons factory by more of those unnamed "others" who have conspired to mislead the Clintons throughout their long history of "unintended" misdeeds).
Finally, as the piece de resistance of our little trip down Clinton memory lane, it's necessary to again bring up that pivotal time in 1996, as originally reported in the Los Angeles Times, when Sudan offered to extradite Osama Bin Laden to the United States and the Clinton administration politely declined the offer. Oops! On whom do we blame this mammoth miscue, Bill?
Well, as it happens we are told, once again the all-knowing William Jefferson Clinton was tripped up by the advice of yet another bumbling lackey, this time National Security Advisor Sandy Berger who evidently felt that the United States did not have enough evidence to convict Mr. Bin Laden in a U.S. court of law. Many thanks, Sandy, for your legal acumen, from all the occupants of the World Trade Centre on September 11th.
Of course, Bill Clinton did not have to take that advice. But based on the record of America's most self-involved president, it seems most likely that President William Jefferson "High IQ" Clinton willingly chose that path, and all the wrong policy paths cited by Charles Krauthammer (with their many disastrous consequences), because they appeared to be in Bill Clinton's self interest: they were ways of ensuring more soaring poll numbers and digging his way out of what were, in his mind, the real national crises -- Whitewater, Travelgate, Bimbogate, The Starr Report and impeachment.
Aren't you glad George W. Bush is the president today? Despite all the carping by the New York Times and the "useful idiots" fifth column of Noam, Peter, Dan, Babs, Susan and company, the moral clarity and resolute determination of Dubyah may be the one last hope for America and Western civilization. Apocalypse Not, we still hope, thanks to George W. Bush and his courageous administration.
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Was it simply the constraints of his liberal mindset, or was it something even more threatening to our national security?
by Mia T, 8.18.05
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the danger of the unrelenting smallness of bill + hillary clinton
by Mia T, 7.31.05
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MAD hillary series #4
WHY MISSUS CLINTON IS DANGEROUS
FOR THE CHILDREN
FOR THE WORLD
Because he could.
The New DemocRAT 'MOPE' Party = Media Obstructionist Partisan Elite Party
COPYRIGHT MIA T 2005
If we have to get rid of each and every coddled (eggs benedict arnold) careerist in DC, we will.
(Don't they understand that they can't cover up 9/11?
Don't they understand that things are different now?)
While it is true that The Gorelick Wall was the convenient device of a cowardly self-serving president, The Wall's aiding and abetting of al Qaeda was largely incidental, (the pervasiveness of the clintons' Nobel-Peace-Prize calculus notwithstanding).
The Wall was engineered primarily to protect a corrupt self-serving president. The metastasis of al Qaeda and 9/11 were simply the cost of doing business, clinton-style.
Further confirmation that the Wall was cover for clinton corruption:
Conversely, that it never occurred to anyone on the commission that Gorelick's flagrant conflict of interest renders her presence on the commission beyond farce calls into question the commission's judgment if not its integrity. Washington's mutual protection racket writ large, I suspect....
The Gorelick Wall is consistent with, and an international extension of, two essential acts committed in tandem, Filegate, the simultaneous empowering of the clintons and disemboweling of clinton adversaries, and the clinton Putsch, the firing and replacement of every U.S. attorney extant.
... Once the clintons' own U.S. attorneys were in place, once the opposition was disemboweled by the knowledge that their raw FBI files had been in the possession of the clintons, once domestic law enforcement was effectively blinded to foreign data by Gorelick's Wall, the clintons were free to methodically and seditiously and with impunity auction off America's security, sovereignty and economy to the highest foreign bidder.
Mia T your post are way busy
Thanks for your work Mia T. Terrorists don't confront terrorists. They admire them.
As usual, another great piece of imformation. You do such great work, Thank You!
Billy clinton will go down as the second worst president of the United States, next to Jimmy carter... No more to be said....
WHY DID BILL CLINTON IGNORE TERRORISM?
Because he could.
clinton's first year in office!!!
1992 - Dec. - President Bush sends troops to Somalia
on a humanitarian mission. 1993- Jan. - clinton takes office.
1993 - Jan - Nannygate
1993 - Jan - Healthcaregate
1993 - Feb. - 1st. Trade Cntr. Bombing.
1993 - Feb. - Seige on Waco.
1993 - April - Attempt on the life of George H.W. Bush.
1993 - May - Travelgate.
1993 - June clinton launches cr. missile at Iraq
intel. hdq. in retaliation for assassination plot against GHWB.
1993 -June Vince Foster is found -- dead.
1993 - Aug - clinton on vacation at Martha's Vineyard.
1993 - Aug - remote controlled device kills 4 US army military policemen.
1993 - Aug. - Somalia Mission changes - Aidid becomes target.
1993 - Aug. - clinton sends in Special Operations force.
1993 - Aug. - "snatch" operation developed.
1993 - Aug - 18 American soldiers died, 77 wounded, 300 Somalia's killed
-cont- - 700 Somalia's wounded 1/3 being women and children.
1993-3-Oct. - During a raid a ranger falls, halting operation. Two Blackhawks are shot down - 18 Americans killed,
-con t- 84 wounded. 2 US snipers try to protect a downed copter, are attacted by 1000s of Somalis.
- cont- Their bodies are dragged thru the streets.
1993-20-Oct.- clinton withdraws all US troops from Somalia by 3/31/94
I want our senators to vote on this war on terrorism. The media is having a 'ball' with mother Cindy - and feeding the enemy.
Saddam wanted Somalia to become another Vietnam - that failed. Now the war on terrorism is being called another Vietnam. I want to know where every U.S. Senator stands.
Are they with President Bush or not!!!!
Looking around --- I kept coming across this-------
12/29/92 Bin Laden's first attack against US-two hotels in Aden, Yemen Richard Miniter The Iraq -- Al Qaeda Connections"
1/1/93 Evidence of Iraq's involvement in terrorist attacks on the United States may have been available long before 9-11. Ramsi Yousef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center attack in the parking garage, first came to America on an Iraqi passport. Phone records showed calls by Yousef to Baghdad.
- The Case That Wasn't Made, By Dave Franklin on 06/29/03
1/1/93 References to procurement of false passports from Iraq and offers of safe haven previously have surfaced in CIA source reporting considered reliable. Intelligence reports to date have maintained that Iraqi support for al Qaeda usually involved providing training, obtaining passports, and offers of refuge. This report adds to that list by including weapons and money. This assistance would make sense in the aftermath of 9-11. -Leaked classified memo from DoD UnderSec for Policy Douglas J. Feith to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee 10/27/03
circa 1/1/93 [throughout the 1990's] Bin Laden met at least eight times with officers of Iraq's Special Security Organization, a secret police agency run by Saddam's son Qusay, and met with officials from Saddam's mukhabarat, its external intelligence service, according to intelligence made public by Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was speaking before the United Nations Security Council on February 6, 2003. -Richard Miniter The Iraq -- Al Qaeda Connections
circa 1/1/93 A senior defector, one of Saddam's former intelligence chiefs in Europe, says Saddam sent his agents to Afghanistan sometime in the mid-1990s to provide training to al-Qaida members on document forgery. -Sec State Colin Powell Address to the UNSC
circa 10/1/93 Sudan is added to the U.S. State Department's list of nations that support terrorism. [Author's note: this occurs at the same time as Sudanese intelligence officials were notifying the US of Al Queda terrorists based in Sudan and operating freely in Somalia against US forces. While there is no direct and/or public response toward Al Queda, the Sudan suffers publicly and economically as a supporter of international terrorism] Losing Bin Laden by Richard Miniter
8/8/93 A U.S. HUMMV hits a land mine in a pothole in Somalia. The mine was remote detonated. 4 American MP's were killed. [Author's note: in 1994/95 it is revealed by the Sudanese govt that an Al Queda operative based in The Sudan, and several other Al Queda operatives including #3 man Mohammed Atef, had gone to Somalia, trained Somalis in tactics that had been learned during the fight against Soviets in Afghanistan, and had they themselves taken part in this attack.] Losing Bin Laden by Richard Miniter
Blackrain4xmas and Peach
Saddam Knew 9/11 Was Coming and Colluded with OBL for a Decade
Various | April 30, 2004 | Vanity
Posted on 04/30/2004 10:23:00 AM PDT by Peach
PRE-BUSH timeline/list of Iraq's Ties To Al Queda
Sam Pender-author of Iraq's Smoking Gun and other books on the matter | 6/12/04 | Sam Pender
Posted on 06/13/2004 2:45:21 PM PDT by Blackrain4xmas
Again, a Republican President cleans up the mess following a Democrat President.
Love the tag line Mia, and it is so true. Great links, thanks.
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