Sunday, September 24, 2006

Conservative Hit Job

I missed Chris Wallace's interview this morning (I was at church) but I caught it this evening on the 6pm showing.

Clinton seems to think that he did plenty in that:

"after the Cole I had battle plans drawn [to invade Afghanistan] but we needed basing rights in [and] the CIA refused to certify that bin Laden was responsible...I'd have had to use a few hunred special forces and refuel at night.."

Clinton continued that he had planned to draw up 20,000 troops. He said he launched numerous missiles after the Cole, but was accussed of 'wagging the dog' and so he quit. Doesn't this illustrate the whole problem with Clinton's handling of the situatino? A) He had plans to do something, but the bottom line is that he didn't actually do anything. B) He was afraid of the public opinion--even Richard Clark said that--and so he quit. That's the real difference between his administration's and George W. Bush's: Clinton quits when the public reacts less than friendly, but Bush does what has to be does.

So why even ask the former President about his failure to deal with bin Laden? Well, Clinton says that Wallace

"...set this meeting up because you were going to get a lot of criticism from your viewers because [News Corp. Chairman] Rupert Murdoch's supporting my work on climate change. You said you'd spend half the time talking about what we did out there to raise $7-billion-plus in three days from 215 different commitments. And you don't care."

A pretty big assertion from the former President. He went on to say that it's all a "right wing hit job" and that the American people only ask about what Clinton did/didn't do because the "right wingers" put it on our minds. Crazy.

Brit Hume just put it best, "nobody did enough." That's the bottom line. Bush, Clinton, Bush II...nobody.

Snippets of the interview are available on the site. It's definately worth a quick view...

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At 9:14 PM, Blogger Pissed Off Hillbilly said...

He was afraid he'd have to use a few hundred Special Forces.

It took less than 400 of them to clear out over 100,00 Taliban in 4 months in 2001-2002.

What a clown Clinton is.

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Well we seem to be on the same page with regaurds to Clinton...He could have acted, but he chose not to. That's the bottom line. For whatever reason, he chose not to act. Period.


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