Former President Clinton indicates that he shares Sen. Kerry's inability to distinguish between leading and following:
LITTLE ROCK, United States (AFP) - Former president Bill Clinton slammed the handling of the war in Iraq by his successor George W. Bush, saying the conflict alienated the United States from the world.First, why do these people put so much faith in "the World" and the UN as though the approval of these pseudo-leaders is some sort of Holy Grail? Even as you read this, the revered UN is up to it's eyeballs in corruption as a result of the "Oil for Food" program, which was Saddam's method of buying off the UN as well influencial members of the governments who have actively sought to obstruct our actions in Iraq. The beneficiaries of this scam are the people whose favor we are supposed to be currying? The collective "wisdom" of Europe has done nothing, nothing to solve a single problem on it's own continent, much less the world at large, since.......well, have they ever? They carp and they preen and then they enjoy the fruits of the heavy lifting done by someone else, and that someone else is generally the United States. When was the last time any of the countries that have been so vehement in their opposition to our action in Iraq made the right call on anything? The most vocal of our critics, France, has made bending over and spreading 'em an official diplomatic position for as long as anyone can remember.
"I supported giving the president the authority to take action against Saddam Hussein if he did not cooperate with the UN inspectors or if he was found to have had weapons of mass destruction he wouldn't give up," Clinton, at the inauguration of his presidential library here, told ABC television.
"I did believe that the administration made a mistake going to war when they did, and that's what alienated the world. And most Americans still haven't focused on this," Clinton said.
Most recently, every one of these weasels (including Kofi Annan) lined up to celebrate the glorious life of Yasser Arafat, one of the most vile creatures that has ever trod the Earth.
And Mr. Clinton laments our alienation from the world? We should wear that alienation as a badge of honor!
Secondly, how do they ignore the fact that we have liberated Iraq from the clutches of a brutal dictator, is that worth nothing? Would the weapons inspectors have created the environment for freedom and self-rule that we have created with the war? In all of this dicussion, they never seem concerned in the least with the people who are no longer being bulldozed into mass graves by the hundreds of thousands. They don't seem to see that the Iraqi people rejoice in our actions and it is only those with a vested interest in chaos and tyranny who are fighting us and, unfortunately, Democrats such as Mr. Clinton seem to be part of that group.