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Clinton's Black Hawk HistoryOn Somalia, the ex-president is as mendacious as ever.
| WSJ EDITORIAL
Posted on 08/06/2002 1:21:20 AM PDT by Elkiejg
Edited on 04/23/2004 12:04:42 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
We wish Bill Clinton a quiet retirement, if only he'd return the favor. But when the former President distorts history for the sake of political advantage, someone has to clean up afterward.
Responding to Bush Administration suggestions that some of today's corporate scandals first got out of hand under his watch, Mr. Clinton recently shot back: "These people ran on responsibility, but as soon as you scratch them they go straight to blame. Now, you know, I didn't blame his [President Bush's] father for Somalia when we had that awful day memorialized in 'Black Hawk Down.' I didn't do that."
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mendacious - according to Webster's: "given to or characterized by deception or falsehood which often is not intended to genuinely mislead or delude (spinning tales of his adventures) syn: DISHONEST' ant: VERACIOUS"
posted on 08/06/2002 1:21:20 AM PDT
President Clinton wouldn't let our military have the equipment to defend our troops in Somalia cause it would have made the U.S look like a bully - something good liberals never want to be accused of. And then he withdrew when our troops wanted to stay despite the Sunday massacre in Mogadishu to finish the job. Clinton is good at pointing the fingers and passing the buck to others but he's never been real good at taking responsibility for his conduct. Mind you, this was long before Monica. Its just like the churlish wimp and coward to saddle the blame for the Somalia fiasco on his predecessor who had nothing to do with the Clinton inspired deployment of American forces in that misbegotten wreck of a country.
There are no words in the English language strong enough to articulate the extreme abhorrence and disgust I feel for Clinton, Hilary and for those who still worship these two; and this is what amazes me, that there are still those in America (and indeed, around the world) who are so utterly blind to the truth that they will pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars just to be in this scum's presence. We are now living and experiencing Clinton's legacy - the war on terror, the fractured economy, millions of illegal aliens, the corruption in government and private industry, etc.
posted on 08/06/2002 2:16:15 AM PDT
We are now living and experiencing Clinton's legacy - the war on terror, the fractured economy, millions of illegal aliens, the corruption in government and private industry, etc.
DITTO, DITTO...........well said!!
posted on 08/06/2002 2:28:29 AM PDT
Excuse me, is this Groundhog Day? I thought it was August.
But maybe we really are back in 1993....OH NO, MR.BILL!!!!
posted on 08/06/2002 2:47:26 AM PDT
Early in the Clinton Crime Spree (Clinton Administration), the publisher of the local liberal Clinton-loving rag, (The Anniston Star), wrote an editorial pleading for Clinton to reach back to his Sunday School lessons for inspiration, and bring to the nation an uplifting and visionary look into the future (A John Kennedy "Ask not", if you will).....7 years later, dozens of scandals, the looting of the White House as he exited, and the legacy of terrorism, there is no retraction for the "Red Star", as we call it. How can liberal Clinton worshipers not see the evil self-absortion of Boy Clinton and his equally evil wife?....For the publisher of the Anniston Star, I can only say, Clinton must have re-written his Sunday School lessons in the same fashion as he re-writes Black Hawk Down history.
To: Impeach the Boy
posted on 08/06/2002 5:52:50 AM PDT
Who could ever forget "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and Big Daddy (Burl Ives) telling Brick (Paul Newman).."What's that smell? Do you smell it? Must be the smell of "mandacity"..
My very first introduction to the charming Southern way of telling people off..it was beautiful.
posted on 08/06/2002 6:01:12 AM PDT
BTTT for the truth. If only the talking heads set the record straight. I saw Clintoon's clip on Meet the Distressed and didn't see Timmy Boy set the record straight. Shame on you Tim.
posted on 08/06/2002 7:28:51 AM PDT
by 1Old Pro
Bump - lest we forget!
To: goldstategop; Miss Marple; JohnHuang2
I was surprised at his gall to come out and say this within five months of our troops finding Gary Gordon's GPS unit in one of the caves those al-Qaida scumbags were hiding in.
I knwo, I shouldn't have been so surprised, but I managed to underestimate the gall of the Big Creep. Again.
posted on 08/06/2002 8:01:18 AM PDT
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