Skip to comments.Hillary Convinced Bill to Bomb Serbia
Posted on 06/19/2003 9:30:09 AM PDT by uplandgame
Remember the cover story "Madeleine's War" from a May 1999 TIME magazine edition? As you may recall, a popular opinion at the time was Madeleine Albright was the person the most responsible for the bombing of Serbia four years ago.
Well, think again. Without trying to exonerate or excuse Clinton's war-mongering secretary of state whose Serbo-phobia has been well documented and demonstrated, we want you to know that there may have been another woman who deserves at least part of the credit - Hillary Clinton.
The avalanche of publicity brought on by Hillary Clinton's new book, released this week, also washed up an old interview that has suddenly become very topical. Michael Savage, a national radio host, interviewed Gail Sheehy, author of a flattering Hillary biography, on December 18, 1999. Sheehy claimed in her book that it was Hillary, not "Madam Halfbright," who convinced Bill to bomb Serbia. So Savage took the author to task over that and the bogus "intelligence" upon which this bombing was "justified" to the American public.
Check out the following excerpt from the Savage interview if you want to see how Savage savaged this Hillary fan...
Excerpts from a Michael Savage December 18, 1999 radio interview with Gail Sheehy, author of the (flattering) book about Hillary Clinton, "Hillary's Choice:"
G. Sheehy: Hillary did persuade Bill Clinton to bomb in Kosovo, and what she said to him in phone calls over 48 hours from North Africa in March of 99: "You cant let this ethnic cleansing go on at the end of the century that has seen the Holocaust."
M. Savage: But it turns out that was false because the original estimates of 100,000 were now reduced to 10,000 by the State Department, and yet the UN inspection team has only found 2,200 bodies. So this could turn out to be the greatest disaster of her, of her entire life.
G. Sheehy: Well, I dont know about that. But were getting way, way far away from any...
M. Savage: Well, wait a minute, were not far away from the UN, which went to the ground, looked for the bodies, and found 2,200 dead bodies. This was one of the greatest war crimes of our age according to many international people who know that, including liberal democrats.
G. Sheehy: Well, I really dont know what, whether, the facts have all come out. And I dont think we will know for a while. Its one of those ongoing stories...
M. Savage: No, its not. Here, wait a minute, before we go on, we cant just say the facts dont exist. The UN spent a lot of time looking for the mass graves. They said there were only about 2,200 bodies that were found. They dont even know how many of those are Serbian bodies. And then just last week the State Department revised downward their 100,000 figure of dead Kosovar Albanians to 10,000 even though the UN only said 2,200. This is turning out... and I dont think you, I dont think you want to defend Hillary on this.
G. Sheehy: [Unintelligible] ... a small number. In any case,...
M. Savage: But does that, wait, does that justify bombing an entire nation into the stone age?
G. Sheehy: Wait, wait. We, they didnt, they didnt bomb it into the stone age...
M. Savage: There are no bridges left on the Danube River. The people have no heating oil; they have no food.
G. Sheehy: Im not going to sit here and debate with you the rightness and the wrongness of the bombing in Kosovo. All Im telling you is what I know. Thats all I can tell you.
M. Savage: But what you dont know is that there is more to it than what you do know.
G. Sheehy: Well, Hillary and you and the American public did not know any of this at that time...
M. Savage: Yes, we did. I beg... Excuse, excuse me, Gail Sheehy, many Jewish people who had been sheltered by the Serbian people were on this program and were outraged that we were killing our allies who rescued our airmen in World War II. We got people on who were former prosecutors at Nuernberg against Hitler, on this program, liberal Democrats, going back to FDR, who were outraged at what the Clintons had done with our airplanes, giving them to NATO. So dont say that we didnt know. We knew it even then.
G. Sheehy: No, we didnt know. They...
M. Savage: How can you tell us we didnt know, when we debated it here?
G. Sheehy: Well, they didnt have observers; they didnt even have UN observers at that point...
M. Savage: So how did they make up a hundred thousand?
G. Sheehy: Conditions were so severe they couldnt even keep... they pulled out the UN observers -- if you remember.
M. Savage: So how did they raise it to a hundred thousand if they didnt know?
G. Sheehy: I dont know. Thats the reporting that we had at that time.
M. Savage: In other words, it was propaganda that Hillary Clinton used. It was propaganda that Hillary Clinton used in order to justify the unjustifiable.
G. Sheehy: They didnt know any better than you knew.
M. Savage: Oh, they didnt know any better than I did, and theyre the president and his wife. So what does that say about them?
G. Sheehy: Well, what did they know about the Los Alamos spying?
M. Savage: What did they know about it? Arent they supposed to know about it? What the hell are they doing there?
G. Sheehy: Theres a lot of agencies, and they often dont do their job, do they? Whether its the FBI or the CIA, they often dont do their job very well.
M. Savage: Well, it sounds like youre apologizing for every one of their mistakes.
G. Sheehy: Im not apologizing for any of their mistakes. Im saying to you that at the time, in March 99, this whole country was in a dilemna about what to do about what appeared to be a massive, minor holocaust in Kosovo.
M. Savage: Wait a minute. What do you mean "it appeared to be"? It was a complete fabrication of the KLA. It was propaganda pure and simple.
G. Sheehy: It wasnt a complete fabrication. 10,000 people...
M. Savage: No, Mam. It was not 10,000. I just told you they only found 2,200 bodies...
G. Sheehy: But you said 10,000...
M. Savage: No, I said the State Department revised their figure from 100,000 down to 10,000, when the UN says there were only 2,200. The State Department is notorious for lying.
G. Sheehy: Alright, so there are two figures there, the 2,200 and the 10,000. Thats why the... I dont know that the...
M. Savage: So wait a minute. Again, I dont want to turn the whole show into that...
G. Sheehy: This is not about Hillarys Choice. This is about your problem with Kosovo. So you can argue about...
M. Savage: No, No, but youre...
G. Sheehy: I dont know anything about Kosovo. Let me just put that right out there.
M. Savage: Alright, I know a lot about Kosovo...
G. Sheehy: ...Hillary convinced the president to bomb, and thats my contribution.
M. Savage: OK.
G. Sheehy: Dont you want to talk about the book?
M. Savage: Before we go on, I want to say this. In your book you say it was Hillary who pushed the president into bombing Kosovo, correct?
G. Sheehy: I said she convinced him to do it.
M. Savage: OK, but if it turns out that she was doing it based upon wrong information, what would that make of her in your mind?
G. Sheehy: Well, I dont have any... Im not going to speculate. I dont know that youll ever find out what information she or the president had. Nobody ever comes up with those things. Im not going to speculate on that.
M. Savage: But youre speculating on the fact that Hillary did it based on good information.
G. Sheehy: Im going to tell you this: Hillary Clinton, for her many flaws and foibles, which every human being has, is a person who, who is honest and who acts on her convictions. In this case, I believe that her conviction was that this was a massive ethnic-cleansing campaign that was killing innocent...
M. Savage: But what if it turns out it was all propaganda?
G. Sheehy: She, I dont believe that she would have done it. Why would she want to risk the presidency doing something based on propaganda?
M. Savage: Well, yeah, let me ask you this. Have there been no other people in history who have done things, either mistakenly or on purpose, for other reasons than they appear to be doing them for?
G. Sheehy: Look, Im not going to speculate on this. Its just lunacy. We dont know any more, you dont know any more and...
M. Savage: Excuse me, you keep putting words in my mouth. I know an awful lot about Kosovo. You may know nothing about Kosovo.
G. Sheehy: ...You cant get anything out of me because I dont know anything more...
M. Savage: Alright, so you dont know anything about Kosovo. I know a lot about Kosovo...
G. Sheehy: Thats great. Then you should lecture on Kosovo...
M. Savage: I have done many lectures on Kosovo. But Im asking you how it is that Hillary Clinton could take a figure like 100,000 people, push the president into bombing Kosovo, and get away with it? Isnt there some kind of connection between that and a massive government-media-complex cover-up? Why dont they go there and investigate it like the UN has?
G. Sheehy: Look, they thought, like many people thought at the time, that this could not go on at the end of the century that had seen the Holocaust. That...
M. Savage: But there was no holocaust.
G. Sheehy: ...the rape of women and children because they were of a certain ethnic background...
M. Savage: OK, how about the Serbs being killed now? How about the Serbs being killed now by the Kosovar Albanians?
G. Sheehy: I dont want to talk about this any more. If you want to talk about Hillarys Choice, we can continue the conversation...
M. Savage: But what about the holocaust against the Serbs right now?
G. Sheehy: You know, you want me to be funny? Why dont you let me tell a funny story.
M. Savage: I think youre being very funny right now.
Man, I loathe that woman.
I can take him for about 30 minutes, and I listen to Limbaugh and Hannity at work every day. Savage is a different type of host. Very intelligent, very opinionated and very strange.
Hillary also convinced Bill to give the Branch-Davidians their 'Final Solution'.
Stinks to be the State Department when the UN is considered to be more truthful and reliable than them.
Which is a greater threat to the US, the UN or the State Department? US out of the State Department and the State Department out of the US just doesn't have a ring to it.
There was room for disagreement on the Kosovo intervention.
If you hate Christians and want to support drug-dealing Islamic terroristsas Hanson, apparently, doesthen you had every reason to support the Kosovo Albanians, but even Mad Albright, after a testosterone injection, was never silly enough to suggest that Milosevic was going to send his tanks across Hungary, through Austria, and on to Berlin! Much less, that he had a delivery system that could rain chemical death on the American heartland.
As an "historian," Hanson should know that Albright's claim at Rambouillet was that Milosevic had carried out massacres of Albanian civilians, claims that have been largely debunked. No one ever suggested that he posed a threat either to Western Europe or the United States. In fact, the Europeans dragged their heels at Rambouillet, not because they liked Milosevic or because they were cowards, but because they did not fully believe Albright's lies, and because they disliked the idea of NATO bombing a European city that had suffered so much in two world wars. Hanson makes fun of the idea that Orthodox Christians were angered by the bombing, but they were, and they are still angry, if anybody will take the trouble to ask them. None of these factsthe location of Kosovo, Albright's lies, the reaction of the Orthodoxis a secret.
I used to admire Hanson's work on ancient history, but looking at his uninformed pontifications on European affairs, I would not trust his judgment on the time of day without checking my own watch. The moral quirk that encouraged him to contemplate the slaughter of innocent civilians with glee has led to an intellectual twist that blinds him to facts. His contempt for humanity leads to his contempt for truth. He's perfect for National Review Online.
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