Thursday, November 17, 2005

Warmonger !

The president said Iraq's refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors presented a threat to the entire world.
"Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons,"...

"Earlier today I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces ...Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors," ...

Er...ah...that's President Clinton, above, on the launching of Operation Desert Fox in 1998.
Oh, that William Jefferson Clinton...warmonger and unilateralist?

"...I made it equally clear that if Saddam failed to cooperate fully we would be prepared to act without delay, diplomacy or warning," Clinton said

All the more interesting, as we note the words of this ex-president today while in Dubai:

The United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday, citing the lack of planning for what would happen after dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown.
Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done, " Clinton told students at the American University of Dubai.
"It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country."

Before this treacherous, leacherous, liberal came on the scene, ex-presidents never criticised the foreign policies of a sitting president, especially while overseas. They would maintain silence to maintain unity; a united front across party lines when it came to national security. But thanks to Bill Clinton, our hero of the surving '60's generation, even the traditional decorum between presidents is just another taboo to be broken with childish glee...

Link to both stories via Econopundit here:

UPDATE November 21st: While Clinton has moderated his tone a bit since he made the above statements (still a dark political genius, he is!), Jimmy Carter has followed in the New Democrat political style and begun Bush-bashing on his book tour - first stop, Kansas City:

...Everywhere you go, you hear, 'What has happened to the United States of America? Carter said Friday at Unity Temple.
"I felt so disturbed and angry about this radical change in America," he said.

Carter is promoting his 20th book, "Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis," which he describes as his first political book.
He placed responsibility for that moral crisis largely on the Bush administration, citing a preemptive war policy, inadequate attention to the environment, and the use of torture against some prisoners.

{Link at SF Chronicle: }

And who helped bring us to this point, Jimmy Boy? How about a President in 1979 who quailed before the first Islamic thugs in Iran; whom showed that Americans can be immobilized when threatened by a few masked men with rusty rifles? Maybe, Jim, if you had taken out those Islamic terrorists a quarter-century ago, they would have seen that taking on America was a fool's errand. Think of the thousands, tens of thousands, that may have lived if you could have shown the moral conviction that sometimes it is right, and necessary, to fight for what you believe in. And did you know, Mr. Carter, that these mullahs you ran away from oh-so-long ago are a few years away from becoming a nuclear power?

Gateway Pundit has an good piece on how Ethiopian protestors are trying to get Jimmy's attention...see, they weren't too happy when our self-appointed moralist ratified an obviously flawed election; and turned his back when police killed dozens of pro-democracy protestors. Our intellectual superior has been ducking them, however. Too busy bashing the President and praising Hugo Chavez...

Here's Bill Clinton doing the backpeddle

1 comment:

The probligo said...

Well, it just goes to show that WJC was at least 4 years ahead of the play, huh!

So, on that basis, GWB will probably be acknowledging that Iraq2 was not well done, that the strategy was wrong, that the justifications confused and misleading even if the objective was right round about this time next year.