Skip to comments.Bill Clinton's Clemency for Terrorists
Posted on 07/18/2007 11:58:34 AM PDT by EagleUSA
"I don't know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it." These are the words of presidential spokesman Tony Snow at last Thursday's daily press briefing.
What Snow is referring to is the criticism leveled at President Bush by both former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, over Bush's decision to commute the prison sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Snow couldn't have said it any better.
Bill Clinton weighed in on the commutation of Libby's prison sentence as if he has no history of controversy in these matters. "I think there are guidelines for what happens when somebody is convicted. You've got to understand, this is consistent with their philosophy; [the Bush administration] believes that they should be able to do what they want to, and that the law is a minor obstacle."
The blatant hypocrisy of the man who would once again share the White House is breathtaking. No, I'm not alluding to the fact that Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 over perjury allegations surrounding the Monica Lewinski affair. I'm not pointing to the fact that he pardoned 140 people on Jan. 20, 2001, his last day in office. That list included his half brother Roger, his former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and of course Marc Rich. No, I'm going back to what President Bill Clinton did in August of 1999.
Against the advice of his Justice Department and against the advice of the FBI, Clinton offered conditional clemency to 16 jailed members of the FALN. In the 1970s and early 1980s this Puerto Rican terrorist group set off more than 130 bombs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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In the words of my Japanese friends, "Nevah haapen."
America is tranquilized on valium, Oprah, and public assistance. They don't want truth unless it's packaged in a 30 minute SNL skit.
The FALN was not a “Puerto Rican” terrorist group. It was a group of Soviet and Cuban agents from New York and Chicago who carried out its attacks under the guise of a Puerto Rican independence movement, which in itself is a fringe cause which garners less than 5% of the popular vote in each Puerto rico election.
Notice that since just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Cuba’s lost of its subsidies, the group has been out of action.