Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bill Clinton's battle with the terrorists

I viewed part of Bill Clinton's interview from this weekend, and to be honest, this was the first time that I remember hearing that he was gung-ho about going after the terrorists. I find that hard to believe, because I also remember him telling the American people that he "did not have sex with that woman (Monica Lewinski, of course)". And although Condi Rice says that the Bush administration did more in the 8 months before the 9/11 attacks than the Clinton administration did in 8 years, I find that hard to believe as well. Why?

Plain and simple: No one, neither Bill Clinton or Condi Rice, could have predicted the types of attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. That's just plain beyond the imaginings of anyone except perhaps a movie maker, and even if a movie maker had tried to make such a movie, it would have been criticized as unbelievable to the point of being fantasy.

Basically, both Bill and Condi are just engaging in butt-covering, and Hillary's recent defense of Bill's statements is just more butt-covering. So in other words, everyone so far is just wasting their breath talking about something that is already a done deal. It's past. It's not what you've done in the past that matters so much now, it's what you're going to be doing about it now, now that you know what the terrorists are capable of if given the chance. Since it's an election season, I suppose that we have to expect something like this.

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