ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Clinton's Blowup on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

Haven't commented on this because:

  1. most reasonable people would recognize that Clinton had several missed opportunities to kill Bin Laden
  2. the appearance and subsequent blowup on FNS with Chris Wallace was orchestrated
  3. it has been pretty widely covered by everyone
  4. Condi Rice has done a good job countering the bogus assertions of the former President
However, this article by Dick Morris - someone who knows Bill Clinton extremely well - is instructive.

Read the whole thing, but here's the assessment with which I have to agree:
President Clinton assumes that criticism of his failure to kill bin Laden is a “nice little conservative hit job on me.” But he has it backwards. It is not because people are right-wingers that they criticize him over the failure to prevent 9/11. It was his failure to catch bin Laden that drove them to the right wing.

The ex-president is fully justified in laying eight months of the blame for the failure to kill or catch bin Laden at the doorstep of George W. Bush. But he should candidly acknowledge that eight years of blame fall on him.

There are plenty of examples of people who gravitated to the right after 9/11. I featured two bloggers that went through that very transformation in this post.

Now, Dick Morris knows something about Clinton, foreign policy, and the use of the US military to attack our enemies.

As was documented by the Indepent Counsel in the Lewinsky kerfluffle that President Clinton was receiving oral sex from an intern while he discussed troop movements in Bosnia...

..which (in my book) is not a sign of someone who takes the use of military force against our enemies seriously.

If Clinton really wants to have this argument, I think it's great. It will only amplify how unserious the Democrat mindset is in this War On Terror. Let's remind the public - especially those that will head to the polls in November - that the Dems shy away from serious actions and prefer to pursue feckless and ineffective policies of law enforcement when dealing with terrorists.

Caption: Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and a big giggle because of classified documents in his pants

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler