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Inside the Beltway (Bill Clinton: At least I tried and I failed)
Washington Times ^ | Saturday, September 30, 2006 | John McCaslin

Posted on 09/29/2006 11:24:43 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

If you think former President Bill Clinton has been in a sour mood, what with all the finger-pointing of late surrounding his administration's reaction (or lack thereof) to global terrorism, wait until he sees three television ads that will start airing in the coming days. The group Move America Forward, based in Sacramento, Calif., says it's had enough of Mr. Clinton Continues...

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Bill Clinton: At least I tried and I failed

The truth is, I tried to make this essay about the leaked N.I.E. report, but I failed. Do I think I did enough? No, because I failed. But at least I tried.

The sad thing is that Clinton tried and tried and tried during his eight years to keep his pants on and failed. "But at least I tried . . . I tried and I failed . . . I regret it. But I did try. And I did everything I thought I responsibly could." But I failed. So, Ken Starr got away.

As FNC reports, last week Clinton hosted the second of the humbly titled Clinton Global Initiative Forum in New York, where big bucks were "pledged to tackle some of the worst problems in developing countries, such as poverty, disease," climate change and deranged leaders who think Bush is the Devil causing the poverty, disease and climate change. "As part of the conference," Clinton blew up on Fox News Sunday. Why the disproportionate response? The whole issue of 9/11 is a touchy subject for Clinton. Easy to see why. Most of the planning took place on his watch. In fact, as ABC's docudrama shows, it took years and years for 9/11 to get planned, prepared and organized by Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. Oops, hold on. I guess the "9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB!!!!!!!!" meme wasn't getting traction because Democrats are back to 9/11 as an al-Qaeda solo gig, with little if any involvement by the White House. Rove's too busy causing tsunamis, hurricanes, etc.

Clinton told Chris Wallace that America "never had a comprehensive anti-terror operation until I came there," and failed. According to media libbies, the N.I.E. report proves America is less safe today than we were on 9/11. And under Bill Clinton. Now Muslims really don't like us anymore. They want to blow themselves up because of Iraq. So, invading Iraq was a mistake because, as you can see from the London bombing, the Madrid bombing, etc., Iraq is a 'Cause Celebre' for terrorists and isn't part of the War on Terror. Always a mistake to invade a Muslim country -- stirs Muslim resentment. When attacked by Muslims, find a Christian country to invade, like Afghanistan. Pausing during Ramadan, of course. If we weren't in Iraq, al-Qaeda would be playing tennis.

Here's the blissful world during the decade before Bush invaded Iraq:

-- In February, 1993, on Clinton's watch, the World Trade Center is bombed for the first time. (Must've been Phase I of the Bush/Cheney "Inside Job.") More than a thousand people are injured and 6 people are killed in the bombing. The truck bomb leaves a crater six stories deep. In response, Clinton goes after the White House Travel Office and the Branch Davidians in Waco.

-- Two months later, Iraq's intelligence service tried to assassinate Bush (41) while he was visiting Kuwait, but the Iraqis were nabbed at the scene just in time by Kuwaiti security forces. Two months later, in June, Clinton retaliates by launching a missile attack against the night janitor in an otherwise empty building in order to pry Travelgate off the front pages.

-- Four months later, in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, al-Qaeda terrorists ambush American forces, who were there on a humanitarian mission. Eighty Americans were injured, 18 were killed. The terrorists dragged the body of one U.S. soldier through the streets of Mogadishu. Clinton retaliates by bugging out, then launching an assault on Kathleen Willey.

-- In 1995, a U.S. military facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, gets bombed, killing 5 Americans. But, to be fair, Clinton tried to preempt this attack many months earlier by rounding up 1,000 FBI files on Republicans and invading Haiti.

-- In early 1996, Sudan, wanting terrorism sanctions removed, offered the Clinton administration Osama's arrest and extradition, and loads of jihadi intel about global networks. Citing insufficient evidence against Osama, the terror-hunter refuses Sudan's offer -- though, a few years later, Clinton did capture and bring to justice Sudan's aspirin factory.

(A leaked N.I.E. report at the time warned that nabbing aspirin factories only emboldens aspirin factories everywhere. You end up with more aspirin factories, deeply resentful.)

-- A few months later, the Marine barracks in Saudi Arabia's Khobar Towers get bombed, killing 19 U.S. service personnel. Months later, Clinton took vigorous action in the Oval Office with Monica Lewinsky.

-- In February, 1998, Osama bin Laden decides we just can't get along, so he issues a Fatwa against all Americans, saying "the ruling to kill Americans and their allies -- civilian and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim . . ." Osama cited the "continuing American aggression against the Iraqi people" as among the reasons all Americans should die. Just one month later, Clinton responds by going to Uganda to apologize for slavery. (In fairness, DOJ did indict Osama that November for his Fatwa -- though Clinton stopped short of deploying the ultimate weapon against Osama: A restraining order.)

-- In August, 1998, al-Qaeda blows up American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing more than 200 people. Clinton finally decides to get tough -- ordering cruise missile attacks against high-value targets in Afghanistan, consisting of a few empty tents. And that aspirin factory in Sudan. Anyway, feeling that the embassy attacks were not fully avenged, Clinton invades Kosovo and Serbia.

-- in October, 2000, al-Qaeda blows a hole into the USS Cole in Yemen, killing 17 U.S. sailors, injuring 33. Clinton to Chris Wallace: "I want to know how many people in the Bush administration you asked, 'Why didn't you do anything about the Cole'" that happened on my watch? Clinton says his hands were tied because the CIA and FBI couldn't "certify that bin Laden was responsible," rather than, say, alien beings from Pluto.

-- On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda destroys the World Trade Center and the western wall of the Pentagon. Hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after a passenger revolt. Almost 3,000 Americans are killed. We were so much safer back then.

Right after 9/11, President George W. Bush responds by putting America on offense, taking down the Taliban and later, Saddam Hussein. Bush's "failed policy" has led to no terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. The jihadi boys are too busy in Iraq and Afghanistan trying to keep the Great Satan from winning, which keeps them from doing any bombs-for-virgins tricks here. Better that they blow themselves up there than here. If you're al-Qaeda and the worldwide Caliphate is your bag, it's the reverse -- 'better to blow yourself up in Manhattan than here in Baghdad.' Bush's blundering "mistakes" have kept al-Qaeda from going on offense and attacking we U.S. infidels where we live and breed and work.

The jihadi boys are trying to get America to cry Uncle Allah in Iraq and Afghanistan for that reason, else no worldwide Caliphate. Clinton never understood this -- that you don't win wars against al-Qaeda by hiring more nurses and checking containers. If it's war, you go on offense and treat it as war. Given a choice between a president who'll file an indictment, versus a President who'll drop a 500-pound greeting on al-Qaeda, voters go for the warmonger over the courtmonger every time. That's why, if you're a Democrat, it'll be back to the drawing board in about 6 weeks.

Anyway, that's...
My Two Cents...
"JohnHuang2"



TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; abledanger; atta; billclintontantrum; weldon

1 posted on 09/29/2006 11:24:44 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..

Have a great weekend, y'all. God bless.


2 posted on 09/29/2006 11:25:38 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
John, You nailed it once again... It can't be explained much better than you have done here

Have a great weekend!
Mike

3 posted on 09/29/2006 11:32:36 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: JohnHuang2
Always a pleasure, John. Excellent commentary, nice satire withal (a little heavy-handed, but that's the way I like my satire!)

Best to ya!

4 posted on 09/29/2006 11:48:38 PM PDT by SAJ (debunking myths about markets and prices on FR since 2001)
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To: JohnHuang2

You might enjoy this. Your namesake is in it -- http://www.zippyvideos.com/8287728826057446/its_all_a_lie_-_the_fraudulent_senator/


5 posted on 09/30/2006 2:00:20 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: JohnHuang2

bttt


6 posted on 09/30/2006 2:01:10 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: JohnHuang2

Bingo!

You got him coming and going. Great piece. Thank you.


7 posted on 09/30/2006 2:15:00 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (By a miracle we lived through 'Eight Clinton Years of Living Hell'....NO MORE CLINTON'S...EVER!)
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To: JohnHuang2

nail , hammer, awesome


8 posted on 09/30/2006 2:29:55 AM PDT by advertising guy
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To: advertising guy

in fact,wish Peggy Noonan had you balls,and you had her
wordsmith flow.......you would be coast to coast


9 posted on 09/30/2006 2:32:19 AM PDT by advertising guy
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To: JohnHuang2

You must have a ping list for your compositions, please add me, I catch a lot of your writings; I want it all!

Great job as always, but you nailed this one.


10 posted on 09/30/2006 3:06:02 AM PDT by GeorgiaBushie
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To: JohnHuang2
Great posting and summary!

At least they know Billy Bob Slick at home.


11 posted on 09/30/2006 3:09:04 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: JohnHuang2

So Billy boy tried....
He gets an A for effort on his report card and
An A for traitorousness


12 posted on 09/30/2006 3:24:53 AM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who go through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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To: JohnHuang2

Thanks JohnHuang2. Great!


13 posted on 09/30/2006 3:37:12 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: JohnHuang2
A few months later, the Marine barracks in Saudi Arabia's Khobar Towers get bombed, killing 19 U.S. service personnel.

I believe you have this confused with the Marine Barracks in Beirut. In this instance (Khobar Towers) I believe it was mostly U.S. Air Force personnel killed or injured.

14 posted on 09/30/2006 3:45:26 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: JohnHuang2

Clinton sold nukes to the Chinese and did not fail.


15 posted on 09/30/2006 5:32:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: JohnHuang2

I love it, especially the list of pre-911 attacks and the Clinton responses!


16 posted on 09/30/2006 5:39:45 AM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: JohnHuang2
Ann Coulter could hardly do better. Some great lines in there.

You should be writing material for those three new anti-Dim commercials.
17 posted on 09/30/2006 5:47:57 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: JohnHuang2
As always JH2...very well said. Excellent time line and excellent commentary on Clinton, who, IMHO, has been the greatest loser ever to occupy the oval office. Carter is second, but Clinton wins hands down.

He got so mad at Matthews because Matthews was poking directly at that nasty scab covering the atrocious wound that his presidency was...and that led to 911...and particularly when there is a lot of infection, poking at a scab just hurts. The truth hurts the Clintons.

18 posted on 09/30/2006 5:48:12 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: JohnHuang2

parsing...it was really meant to be said, "I failed to try"


Doogle


19 posted on 09/30/2006 5:51:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: JohnHuang2

THE ABOVE MASS MURDER OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT AMERICANS WAS THE INHERITANCE OF 8 YEARS UNDER THE CLINTOONS.


20 posted on 09/30/2006 7:34:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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To: JohnHuang2
"That's why, if you're a Democrat, it'll be back to the drawing board in about 6 weeks..."

From your keyboard to the election results, good John. W's barnstorming and methinks Rove and Mehlman are not sitting idle. Have a safe and blessed weekend....

21 posted on 09/30/2006 7:35:31 AM PDT by eureka! (Heaven forbid the Rats get control of Congress and/or the Presidency any time soon....)
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To: JohnHuang2
Drive by bump.

5.56mm

22 posted on 09/30/2006 8:04:33 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: JohnHuang2
Why did you leave out supporting Bosnia's Muslims in cleansing Serbs? Were we being blackmailed?

How about the bombing of Belgrade and aiding the EU in establishing a Islamist Fascist Kosovo? How can you be trying to catch Bin Laden, when you're aiding in transferreing some of his fighters from Afgahnistan to Bosnia, and arming and training them?

As I recall the single biggest issue for Clinton was the Balkans. Everyone ignores that. It mystifies me.

23 posted on 09/30/2006 8:24:17 AM PDT by duckln
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To: JohnHuang2

"At least I tried, and I failed" - Halfhearted attempts and Maddie tipoffs to Pakaisani intel don't count.


24 posted on 09/30/2006 8:25:10 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: JohnHuang2

Another keeper, John!

Great job my man!!

Be Ever Vigilant!


25 posted on 09/30/2006 9:32:34 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: JohnHuang2

Thank you so very much for the particularly excellent wrap-up!


26 posted on 09/30/2006 10:43:15 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JohnHuang2

Thanks tons.

Excellent as always.

Sooooooooooo needed.


27 posted on 09/30/2006 10:51:43 AM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: JohnHuang2

What a wonderful essay!
Thank you so very much for posting it.

You nailed bubba, and the 'rats, to the
wall with this one, and you did it with
your wonderful sense of humor, and your
fantastic way with words.

Thank you for the ping!
As always, it's good to see you. ;o)


28 posted on 09/30/2006 12:03:18 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: JohnHuang2; Mia T

G-d and I love you, bless you and thank you, Hermano.

Blessings - Brian

BUMPping


29 posted on 09/30/2006 7:12:45 PM PDT by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: JohnHuang2

JH2--excellent essay. It needs a wider audience. My hope is that you can get it published in various papers or blogs.


30 posted on 09/30/2006 7:19:51 PM PDT by exit82 (Clinton didn't try. He just failed.)
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To: Brian Allen; JohnHuang2; All
excellent essay!

Thx Brian :)

VIRTUAL KILL
THE CHRIS WALLACE-BILL CLINTON INTERVIEW DECONSTRUCTED

A virtual kill of bin Laden seems apt. One should never expect more of bill clinton. And there is a certain symmetry, a perfect parry for clinton's 'virtual obsession.' (READ MORE)

TEXT + VIDEO INCLUDE:
  • the only idea clinton was promoting during the interview
  • the devastating case made against bill clinton by:
    1. Michael Scheuer, former 'hunting bin Laden' CIA Division Chief, and
    2. Richard Miniter, author of Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror


31 posted on 09/30/2006 7:47:03 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: JohnHuang2

Great, spot on commentary as usual. The title says it all...then you add even more. :-)


32 posted on 10/01/2006 6:54:18 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: JohnHuang2
Bill Clinton: At least I tried and I failed

"No. Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try."

33 posted on 10/01/2006 6:57:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Yoda, National Security Advisor, Jedi Order.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Clinton says he tried and failed? Maybe he will now claim a misquote? Bottom line is he admitted he FAILED. He failed in more ways than he will ever know!!!!!!!


34 posted on 10/01/2006 7:02:08 PM PDT by ErieGeno
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