The language of offenders and career criminals is rife with the abdication of responsibility. No matter how much you try to tell the person that what they did is wrong, most refuse to face up to fact and admit responsibility. A relative of mine has been arrested for multiple DUIs. The last time he was arrested was about 5 years ago. He was bowling with some friends that night and drove home through a southern suburb. The officers curbed him because he had a tail light out and that led to his arrest for DUI. To this day (and yes, he still drinks) when he's asked about it he'll sigh heavily and say,"If I'd only gotten that taillight fixed none of that would've happened."
I feel like shaking him and saying,"What about the 6 pitchers of beer you drank at bowling, you numbskull! Do you think that had anything to do with it!" But sadly he'll never understand that he's an alcoholic, that he terrorized his kids for decades with his drunken rages, that he endangered people's lives and that he is responsible for his own actions.
So now we have an offender back in the public eye, whining and simmering with hostility because the MSM caught up to his pranks and misdemeanors. Six years after leaving office, an office which he used to satisfy his own whims, fantasies and sexual excapades - Bill Clinton is still concerned about preserving his legacy and protecting his precious and fragile ego. Chris Wallace interviewed the disgraced former president and asked him some tough questions. Slick Willy rolled into his usual temper tantrum when asked to discuss things that make him look bad. Like his failures to do anything about global terrorism, the murders of Americans and his utter lack of concern about Osama bin Laden.
Sadly, this entire incident speaks volumes about how the press have given Clinton a pass for his transgressions, and, maybe more important, the danger of such negligence. When one watches this interview, it is easy to see a man that is unused to challenging questions from the media. After all, this is the first time that Clinton agreed to be on Fox News Sunday, and, as a result, hes become so accustomed to the softballs fed to him by folks like Tim Russert and George Stephanopoulos that he feels its his right to not be challenged.
And youve got that little smirk on your face. It looks like youre so clever
According to Byron York in National Review, Clinton never ordered Bin Laden killed, he simply tried to "convince" that it be done - not so much as "order" it. When the CIA dragged its feet at getting OBL, Clinton just gave up. All of this is documented in Richard Clarke's book Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror. Clinton wants us to read that book so that he'll be vindicated for public criticisms.
Sorry Bill. The book, which Clinton cites 11 times during the interview, does nothing to aleviate WJClinton from being the one who dropped the ball.
|Examples are all over Clarke's book.|
On page 223, Clarke describes a meeting, in late 2000, of the National Security Council's principals; among them, the heads of the CIA, the FBI, the Attorney General, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the secretaries of State, Defense. It was just after al Qaeda's attack on the USS Cole. But neither the FBI nor the CIA would say that al Qaeda was behind the bombing, and there was little support for a retaliatory strike. Clarke quotes Mike Sheehan, a State Department official, saying in frustration, "What's it going to take, Dick? Who the shit do they think attacked the Cole, fucking Martians? The Pentagon brass won't let Delta go get bin Laden. Hell they won't even let the Air Force carpet bomb the place. Does al Qaeda have to attack the Pentagon to get their attention?"
That came later. But in October 2000, what would it have taken? A decisive presidential order which never came. ~~Byron York
You can't run away from the fact that Clinton was a disaster. A trained ape who's antics in the White House disgraced the office. He was impeached for lying under oath and let's not forget all the scandals, conspiracies and macabre deaths.
Clinton is a little boy who never grew up. The left loves him because he was a charmer who said whatever people wanted to hear. He ran his life on polling - whatever the polls said, Clinton did. He never did and will never accept responsibilty for anything that he's ever done: the rapes, the excesses or the bad decisions. They are good at blaming the rightwingers, the conservatives the neocons - but never will they take an inch of responsibility.
The underlying principles that shore up the Clintons are vapidity and rhetoric. But those can only last so long. The Clintons are a House of Cards and I hope that this glimpse into their "glaring character defects" goes a long way into keeping another person like them from becoming commander in chief.
Offenders belong in jail - not running the country.
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