Skip to comments.2001's most unlikely discoveries: Gary Aldrich whacks Washington Post's comments on Clinton
Posted on 12/26/2001 11:43:03 PM PST by JohnHuang2
It was only a matter of time before a liberal publication would attempt to defend Bill Clinton's abysmal record on fighting terrorism. Since Sept. 11, the evidence of incompetence and lost opportunities has been stacked high. Early attempts to lay the blame at the feet of the FBI and CIA have failed, as a furious population surmised that behind all activities of highly funded intelligence agencies is that indispensable element most call "leadership."
So I was not surprised to see back-to-back front-page articles in The Washington Post recently, which could only have been conceived and executed after significant arm-twisting by remnants of the disgraced Clinton administration. What was especially galling was the label the Post chose to describe eight years of impotent "activity" masquerading as response to real terrorist threats against our nation. The Post called Clinton's fiddling, "Clinton's War on Terrorism."
When I first read the headline containing this outrage, I laughed. After that, I just got angry. There was no "Clinton War on Terrorism"! But, there were many "wars" waged by our former commander in chief. There was the war on decency. There was the war on our military, when Clinton and his cronies and croni-ettes attempted to feminize our armed forces, and coerce our warriors into accepting both women and men with conflicting gender preferences.
Then, there were the wars on drug companies, and doctors, and "Big Tobacco" and "Microsoft." And, who will ever forget the enormous resources brought to bear against the "Radical Right," in the wake of the Republican take-over of Congress in 1994? Crazy Timothy McVeigh gave Clinton and the Democratic Party a perfect excuse to investigate the heck out of a "Vast Right Wing" which Clinton described as the biggest danger to American national security ever.
Years later, what does the U.S. government have to show for the tremendous investment of resources used to identify, catalogue and maintain FBI files on thousands of law-abiding, decent Americans who simply loved their Constitution and Bill of Rights? Exactly nothing! Clinton perceived a "right-wing threat" for exactly what it was a true national movement to oust a disgusting, failed and reckless leader from national office.
The "right" was a political threat of the highest order, and Bill Clinton understood the gravity of that threat. Meanwhile, he banished the CIA director from the White House, and made it clear he had no real interest in foreign affairs. The joke going around the White House at the time when a nut crashed a plane onto the South Lawn, was that the pilot was CIA Director Woolsey, trying to get an appointment with the president.
And while hundreds, maybe thousands of FBI agents were used to probe the activities of "home-grown terrorists" from the "right," how many real terrorists sent by Osama bin Laden were able to set up deadly cells for future attacks?
Informed citizens know all of this, and more, and will not be fooled by the attempts made by the Washington Post, or any other of Clinton's liberal media friends to airbrush history.
Richard Cohen, a particularly obnoxious lefty who writes on a regular basis for the Post, recently claimed the reason Clinton could not wage an effective war against Osama bin Laden was because he was too busy waging war with his wife, with Kenneth Starr, Bob Barr, Paula Jones, Linda Tripp, Monica Lewinsky, Cathleen Wiley, the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy," and ... well, you get the picture.
The reason, according to Cohen, that we were attacked on Sept. 11, is because decent Americans complained loudly about Bill Clinton's disgusting conduct performed on our White House Oval Office rug with a young woman a government employee barely capable of making good decisions about activities most Americans would find shameful and beneath contempt. Clinton's attempts to hide this conduct caused one of the most damaging insults to the minds of our nation's youth, as they were forced to watch and listen to a president attempt to explain what sex isn't, and what it "is."
Our nation was also humiliated to learn that a president would lie under oath to save his own political skin. Even the hated Nixon never did that.
And Cohen contends that all of this is "our" fault, not Clinton's.
In the spirit of the holiday season, I've prepared a list of the "Ten Most Unlikely Discoveries" of the past year. I would invite readers of this column to prepare their own examples, then forward them to the Internet address provided below. After a thorough review by a qualified panel of well, me the readers' "Best Ten" unlikely discoveries will be posted in a future column. Maybe by then, the Washington Post will give up attempts to rewrite history, but I doubt that very much.
Gary Aldrich's list of "The Most Unlikely Discoveries of 2001," in no particular order:
- PETA's 1st Annual Pig Roast.
- O.J.'s arrest of "the real killer."
- Haitian go-go economy.
- American Trial Lawyers Fairness & Ethics Club.
- Hollywood's 50th wedding anniversary dance.
- Abortion Associations' Celebration of Life Festival.
- Eco-Terrorists' Log-Cutting Contest.
- Hillary's Marriage Counseling clinics.
- Washington Post's unbiased, factual news reporting.
- Bill Clinton's "War On Terrorism."
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America will not survive a second replay of the clintons, no matter whose face it wears.
The collusion and complicity of both the news & entertainment divisions of the media allowed this to happen, too.
1. The IRS investigating Rev. Jesse J.
2. Bill Clinton and Monica the geek fading from the news.
3. Illegals rounded up and deported, and a halt on admitting "students" from hostile countries.
4. Daschel resigning from Senate.
5. A law against frivolous lawsuits.
6. The New York Times resorting to unbiased reporting.
7. Julia Roberts and others who promised to leave this country if Bush wins to keep their word.
8. Abercrombie & Fitch declaring bankcuptcy.
9. TV shows refusing to glamorize promiscious sex and other destructive values & behavior.
10 An end to political correctness which is nothing more than an extreme attempt at mind control. I can still remember the days when I could dress up in any costume (as long as I was properly covered) for a private costume party without having to fear being expelled from college or causing people to faint or run to therapists.
NEVER FORGET !
I could read Aldrich all day - thanks for the ping.
I shall NEVER FORGET!
Too bad if the terrorists bent on killing us are offended by the sight of the flag or any other patriotic expression. It is only normal for any country to value and respect the symbols of their society.
BUMP for Gary Aldrich!
To give Cohen his due, at least he was once shtooping one of Peter Jennings' wives which caused the Canadian to have yet another marital breakup. So Cohen can't be all bad.
Perjury is not an impeachable offense....according to a horde of constitutional "scholars" who so proclaimed.
Nor, in the opinion of these same "estimable" "scholars", is obstruction of justice. In fact, even robbing, at gun point, the local convenience store isn't impeachable, either.
The exception, of course, is if the perpetrator happens to be a Republican.
In that vein - how about:
11. The ACLU's defense of the Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. (Second Amendment)
The ACLU is very selective about which rights they protect. They aren't really about protecting anything but liberal speech, at least in recent years.
13. Pat Schroeder's "Military Gender Separation in the Services" bill
14. Hillary Clinton's "Openess in government" initiative
This could go on a way
Had George Will written Sleaze, the sequel (the "sequel" is, of course, hillary) after 9-11-01, I suspect that he would have had to forgo the above conceit, as the doubt expressed in the setup phrase was, from that day forward, no longer operational.
Indeed, assessing the clinton presidency an abject failure is not inconsistent with commentary coming from the left, most recently the LA Times: "Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize."
When the clintons left office, I predicted that the country would eventually learn--sadly, the hard way--that this depraved, self-absorbed and inept pair had placed America (and the world) in mortal danger. But I was thinking years, not months.
It is very significant that hillary clinton didn't deny clinton culpability for the terrorism. (Meet the Press, 12-09-01), notwithstanding tired tactics (if you can't pass the buck, spread the blame) and chronic self-exclusion. ("I knew nuttin'.")
If leftist pandering keeps the disenfranchized down in perpetuity, clinton pandering,("it's the economy, stupid"), kept the middle and upper classes wilfully ignorant for eight years.
And ironically, both results (leftist social policy and the clinton economy) are equally illusory, fraudulent. It is becoming increasingly clear that clinton assiduously avoided essential actions that would have negatively impacted the economy--the ultimate source of his continued power--actions like, say, going after the terrorists.
It is critically important that hillary clinton fail in her grasp for power; read Peggy Noonan's little book, 'The Case Against Hillary Clinton' and Barbara Olson's two books; it is critical that the West de-clintonize, but that will be automatic once it is understood that the clintons risked civilization itself in order to gain and retain power.
It shouldn't take books, however, to see that a leader is a dangerous, self-absorbed sicko. People should be able to figure that out for themselves. The electorate must be taught to think, to reason. It must be able to spot spin, especially in this age of the electronic demagogue.
I am not hopeful. As Bertrand Russell noted, "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. "
*George Will continues: There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that. ... Furthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage refutes the axiom that opposites attract. Rather, she, as much as he, perhaps even more so, incarnates Clintonism
Q ERTY6 bump! NEW YORK, Dec 21--Diehard clinton lackey, Lanny Davis tested the CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme in what the clintons likely regard their most difficult venue, "The O'Reilly Factor." The top-rated Fox News show demonstrated once again that its motto, "the no spin zone," is no spin. The eponymous host swiftly stopped the spin (and the spin). O'Reilly debunked all the shameless clinton-directed revisionism spewed by Davis, exposing the absurdity of the CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme even as he underscored clinton's immutable legacy of depravity and failure.
NEW YORK, Dec 21--Diehard clinton lackey, Lanny Davis tested the CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme in what the clintons likely regard their most difficult venue, "The O'Reilly Factor." The top-rated Fox News show demonstrated once again that its motto, "the no spin zone," is no spin.
The eponymous host swiftly stopped the spin (and the spin). O'Reilly debunked all the shameless clinton-directed revisionism spewed by Davis, exposing the absurdity of the CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme even as he underscored clinton's immutable legacy of depravity and failure.
The smartest woman in the world would relish "the raucous give and take of American democracy, " as Charles Kuralt once put it.
hillary clinton, by contrast, subsists on cozy clintonoid interviews of the Colmes kind...
In her new book, Political Fictions, Joan Didion indicts the fakery of access journalism practiced by vacant politicos like the clintons, whom she sees as "purveyors of fables of their own making, or worse, fables conceived by political strategists with designs on votes, not news."
(More Didion: "No one who ever passed through an American public high school could have watched William Jefferson Clinton running for office in 1992 and failed to recognize the familiar predatory sexuality of the provincial adolescent.")
Y'all wanna buy a bridge?
Someone smarter than me pointed out how bogus Clinton's defense is. He claims VRWConspirators kept him from getting bin Laden, then brags how much he did about the economy and fighting crime. Compartmentalized Distraction...a new mental disorder! (He's still bragging about those invisible 100,000 cops, and no one in the media bothers to call him a liar!!)