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Clinton Accuses Bush of Focusing Too Much on the War on Terrorism
Talon News via gopuse ^ | May 20, 2003 | Jimmy Moore

Posted on 05/20/2003 9:41:49 AM PDT by fightinJAG

Clinton Accuses Bush of Focusing Too Much on the War on Terrorism By Jimmy Moore Talon News May 20, 2003

JACKSON, MS (Talon News) -- During a commencement speech at Tougaloo College, Former President Bill Clinton criticized President Bush for devoting too much time to the war on terrorism compared to domestic issues such as the economy and affirmative action.

"I supported the president when he asked for authority to stand up against weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but we can't be forever strong abroad if we don't keep getting better at home," said Clinton on Sunday to nearly 8,000 people in attendance.

The former president stayed and shook hands with all of the 144 graduates at the remote black private school in Jackson, Mississippi, the place where the Democrat presidential candidates will be holding a debate on August 13.

Clinton received applause from those in attendance every time he complained about President Bush. Former Mississippi governors Ray Mabus and William Winter, both Democrats, were among those in attendance at the graduation ceremony.

Speaking alongside Clinton were current Democrat Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who graduated from Tougaloo and is a part of the Congressional Black Caucus.

"We Democrats in Congress miss you," lamented Rep. Thompson speaking directly to President Clinton. Since Clinton left office in 2001, Republicans have gained control of the White House, the U.S. Senate, and have retained control of the House of Representatives.

Although he usually commands as high as a $350,000 speaking fee, Clinton spoke at Tougaloo for nothing. The latest verbal strike by the former Democrat president against the current Republican president adds to the increased gripes the Democrats have for the Bush tax cuts and his position on affirmative action.

Despite the disappointment the Democrats have with President Bush, he is still enjoying an approval rating of 71 percent according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll.

Student government president C. J. Lawrence jokingly commented that the choice of Clinton was not a result of affirmative action. "Yes, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby were also considered, but I assure you Bill Clinton was selected solely on his merit," he said followed by resounding applause.

Clinton used the opportunity to speak about the issue of affirmative action. He said that America needs to secure equal opportunity and access to people of all races and regardless of their income.

Repeatedly throughout his speech, Clinton bemoaned what he considers President Bush's narrow focus on the war on terrorism at the expense of domestic issues. He decried that President Bush "is still focused on defeating terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and that's good, but not good enough. The power of our example is just as important as our military might."

The people at the graduation wished Clinton was eligible to run for president again. "I think if you were to take a vote here, they'd vote for Bill Clinton if he was running again," said one former graduate.

As if his attacks on President Bush were not enough, Clinton also chided former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS), who was forced out of his leadership position because of his remarks in December about the retiring Senator from South Carolina, Strom Thurmond, who ran for president as a segregationist in 1948. Clinton said that Lott needs to raise money for the college for building renovations as a means for repaying them for his comments.

"Ask Lott to give you the money for the buildings. He said he was going to spend the rest of his life making up for the little trouble he had," Clinton said.

Copyright © 2003 Talon News -- All rights reserved.


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1 posted on 05/20/2003 9:41:49 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG
gopuse = gopusa
2 posted on 05/20/2003 9:42:11 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG
SO WHICH IS, you Rats? Bush didn't spend enough time on terrorism or too much?
3 posted on 05/20/2003 9:42:38 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG
The answer is: CHINESE FIRE DRILL.
4 posted on 05/20/2003 9:43:56 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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To: fightinJAG

5 posted on 05/20/2003 9:44:53 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: fightinJAG
This from the guy who put obstruction after obstruction in Louis Freeh's way when Freeh tried to investigate the Khobar bombing. Too bad no-one asked the Toon to explain that.
6 posted on 05/20/2003 9:45:30 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: fightinJAG
Bill Xlintoon: SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!! SHUTUP!!!!
7 posted on 05/20/2003 9:47:48 AM PDT by Mr. K (I'm formidable with that)
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To: fightinJAG

What a fool Bill Clinton is, after all the current Dems trying for his old job are going around in chorus together decrying how Bush is not doing enough about terror thus not focusing on it. More of Bill trying to have it both ways.


8 posted on 05/20/2003 9:47:56 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: fightinJAG
He is saying Bush has devoted too much time on the war on terrorism and the democreep candidates are saying he is not devoting enough time! Clinton is still living in a 90's bubble like all the other Democreeps! They need to get back into 2003 and stop reverting to the 90's!
9 posted on 05/20/2003 9:49:43 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: fightinJAG
Take deep breaths, Bill. Deep, cleansing breaths. Continue to suck all the Oxygen out of your Party.
10 posted on 05/20/2003 9:50:35 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: fightinJAG
The focus should be girls, giving away other peoples money, girls, traveling on the tax payer, girls, having parties at the White House, girls, girls, ducking Hilary or sending her to Europe on the tax payer, girls, meeting with lawyers, girls, lying to the American public, girls, training interns, girls, and cheating at Golf.
11 posted on 05/20/2003 9:51:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always flexible)
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To: fightinJAG

"Don't ya just love it, Hil? Walking on the Great Wall, in the footsteps of Chairman Mao."

12 posted on 05/20/2003 9:51:25 AM PDT by ServesURight (FReecerely Yours,)
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To: fightinJAG
Clinton criticized President Bush for devoting too much time to the war on terrorism compared to domestic issues

I guess planes flying into our buildings is not a domestic issue.

13 posted on 05/20/2003 9:52:02 AM PDT by kevao
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To: areafiftyone
He is saying Bush has devoted too much time on the war on terrorism and the democreep candidates are saying he is not devoting enough time! Clinton is still living in a 90's bubble like all the other Democreeps!

Really - this may be very series and hugh as it gives evidence of a big disconnect between Klinton and the DimocRAT party...

14 posted on 05/20/2003 9:53:13 AM PDT by trebb
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To: fightinJAG
Ladies and Gentleman,

Blah, blah blah blah, blah blah.
Blah blah, blah blah blah blah, blah blah.
And did I mention, blah, blah blah, blah blah?

STFU Willy.

15 posted on 05/20/2003 9:53:18 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: fightinJAG
I'm not surprised clinton recommends President Bush spend less time on the War on Terror on more on PC nonsense.

After all that's how he ran his Administration!

16 posted on 05/20/2003 9:53:34 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: fightinJAG
Graham says not enough, Billy boy says too much. *sigh*
17 posted on 05/20/2003 9:54:48 AM PDT by smith288 (Why do liberals believe every ammendment is personal but the 2nd?)
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To: fightinJAG
Well if disgraced exPresident Clinton had done his job, instead of releasing his body fluids all over the oval office, then President Bush wouldn't need to spend so much time taking caring of his neglected foreign affairs

18 posted on 05/20/2003 10:01:28 AM PDT by hapy
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To: COBOL2Java
This from the guy that has the LEGACY of jokes about sleasey sex by comedians associated with his name. The best part, the audience seems to expect Clinton's name to pop up when there is a joke about sex. His focus was between his legs and it became his legacy...
19 posted on 05/20/2003 10:01:28 AM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: fightinJAG
Bill needs a big can of STFU. Gol-LY, he's like acid.
20 posted on 05/20/2003 10:04:28 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: trebb
HMMMMMM!!! Very interesting! Weren't Graham Cracker and Lurch saying the other day that Bush was not devoting enough time on the war on terror and too much time on Iraq? Me thinks the Democreeps are falling apart at the seams!
21 posted on 05/20/2003 10:05:31 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: fightinJAG
hahah they miss him,they lost control because of Bubba Clinton.
22 posted on 05/20/2003 10:08:02 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: fightinJAG
...Clinton spoke at Tougaloo for nothing.

Yegads! I finally found a POSITIVE attribute to the ex-Potus. Will wonders never cease.

23 posted on 05/20/2003 10:08:26 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: fightinJAG
This is all about getting Hiltery elected in 08. He says something that is critical of Bush and is the opposite of the democrap pres hopefuls are saying.
24 posted on 05/20/2003 10:08:35 AM PDT by gbaker
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To: fightinJAG
Lib press statement in "news story":"We Democrats in Congress miss you," lamented Rep. Thompson speaking directly to President Clinton. Since Clinton left office in 2001, Republicans have gained control of the White House, the U.S. Senate, and have retained control of the House of Representatives.

Spin deprocessor: To read the above account, one would think that the troubles that have befallen the Rat party occurred AFTER Clinton left office. Conveniently left off this list is the fact that Clinton LOST the House during his term and sent his own party into a freefall. Witness the cover of TIME magazine this week with the headline: 'What ever happened to the old-time Democrat?'

It's always all about the Big Creep and even when it hurts their own cause, liberals still turn their adulation on this guy. There's really something pathological about it. As if they are all hearkening back to an era where they felt in command. Rather than making a realistic effort to regain control by introducing more reason into their hate-filled rhetoric, they instead prefer to reminisce about a time that never was and a President who deserves none of their praise.

25 posted on 05/20/2003 10:09:31 AM PDT by BigTime
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To: ServesURight
That's a W I D E Load:

Hitlery has the body that reminds me of my High School gym teacher. One guy in my class dropped kicked her in her arse. Yeah, he was suspended on the spot, but it was damn funny.

26 posted on 05/20/2003 10:11:17 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Mr. K
Just GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 05/20/2003 10:12:46 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: fightinJAG
And yet the other Democrats claim he dropped the ball on terrorism.

Does anybody else see a DNC/DLC stanglehold on the party? Doesn't it seem like the troops have cut and run from the Fuhrer?
28 posted on 05/20/2003 10:16:27 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: ServesURight
"Victory Envy"

how about

"Respect Envy"
"Admiration Envy"
"Success Envy"
29 posted on 05/20/2003 10:17:46 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Ciexyz
...Clinton spoke at Tougaloo for nothing.

Yegads! I finally found a POSITIVE attribute to the ex-Potus. Will wonders never cease.

I heard he planned to write off his fee as a tax deduction i.e. a Charitable Contribution to an Institution of Higher Learning..

Might be BS but I wouldn't put it past him.

30 posted on 05/20/2003 10:21:55 AM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: fightinJAG
The problem is he's waging war on the terrorists that don't matter that much. He should be stringing up the terrorists from the last administration.
31 posted on 05/20/2003 10:33:54 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: fightinJAG
Juxtaposed with this line from another story today:

"In yet another stunning admission, the former FBI Director [Freeh] said that he was so frustrated by President Clinton's refusal to help [the investigation into the Khobar Towers Bombing] that he sought out Clinton's predecessor, [Bush 41] who, though out of office for more than three years, promptly took action."

...and the beat goes on. Someone needs to help Clinton fullfill the everyday desire of an Arab Homicide Bomber.



Answer: Meet his maker

32 posted on 05/20/2003 10:35:56 AM PDT by VaBthang4 (Could someone show me one [1] Loserdopian elected to the federal government?)
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To: fightinJAG
It looks like Bill doesn't have any guilt or shame that he did nothing for 8 years to fight terrorism. He can't comprehend the fact that he turned his back to it all!!!
I LOATHE HIM!
33 posted on 05/20/2003 10:41:29 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire. We will not falter. And we will not fail.)
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To: fightinJAG
Former First Socialistic/Communistic/Terrorist supporting
Commicsar Clintoon opening his ill educated mouth once again!!!! Comrad Clinton, Go Away, please, Far Far Away You
LLLLllllOOOOooooSSSSssssEEEEeeeeRRRRrrrr....LOSER!!!!:-(
34 posted on 05/20/2003 10:46:17 AM PDT by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: fightinJAG
Clinton spoke at Tougaloo for about nothing
35 posted on 05/20/2003 10:47:30 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: fightinJAG
From black churches to black universities.

When do blacks start to feel used by this individual?

Note to Slick: STFU!!!

36 posted on 05/20/2003 10:47:30 AM PDT by SpinyNorman
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To: fightinJAG
From black churches to black universities.

When do blacks start to feel used by this individual?

Note to Slick: STFU!!!

37 posted on 05/20/2003 10:47:30 AM PDT by SpinyNorman
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To: VaBthang4
"In yet another stunning admission, the former FBI Director [Freeh] said that he was so frustrated by President Clinton's refusal to help [the investigation into the Khobar Towers Bombing] that he sought out Clinton's predecessor, [Bush 41] who, though out of office for more than three years, promptly took action."

Hadn't heard this one. What is the source of this info?

Regards, BigTime

38 posted on 05/20/2003 10:49:50 AM PDT by BigTime
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To: fightinJAG
Looks like Jimmy Moore was tutored by Jayson Blair:

Clinton Assails Bush at Commencement Talk

39 posted on 05/20/2003 10:54:59 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
George H.W Bush remained quiet EVERY DAY of the eight years that we suffered under Clinton. Can't Clinton honor that tradition, for even one day. This guy's a bigger scumbag out of office.
40 posted on 05/20/2003 11:02:02 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: BigTime
Here ya go...

Freeh: I Turned to Bush After Clinton Blocked Khobar Terror Probe

41 posted on 05/20/2003 11:05:00 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: fightinJAG
<impersonation type=Clinton>
Gosh, Mr. Bush, you're really spending too much time on that tired old 'War on Terror,' y'know? I think you should spend more time looking for some sexy intern who'll give you a purdy li'l hummer. That's how I managed the Presidency and, shucks, you never saw any terrorist attacks under my watch. (Never you mind that Oklahoma City thing...and the first World Trade Center attack...and the USS Cole...and the Khobar Towers...and all that sorta stuff. I'm not responsible for that. And I didn't inhale...and I did not have sex with that woman. Trust me. And...uhhh...free Mumia.)
</impersonation>

Gack...I think I'm gonna be sick.

-Jay

42 posted on 05/20/2003 11:05:38 AM PDT by Jay D. Dyson (When the smoke cleared, the terrorist was over there...and over there...and over there...)
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To: fightinJAG
The people at the graduation wished Clinton was eligible to run for president again. "I think if you were to take a vote here, they'd vote for Bill Clinton if he was running again," said one former graduate.

The wisdom of a teenager.
43 posted on 05/20/2003 11:08:06 AM PDT by John Lenin (Government does not solve problems, it subsidizes them)
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To: fightinJAG
The impeached Rapist needs to shut his filthy piehole.
44 posted on 05/20/2003 11:11:47 AM PDT by X918
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To: fightinJAG
bump
45 posted on 05/20/2003 11:14:05 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rob: I have a five letter word: F-R-E-E-P. Freep. Jerry: Freep? What's that? -Dick Van Dyke Show)
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To: Ciexyz
"He spoke for nothing" You got that right. Sounds like the college got their money's worth.
46 posted on 05/20/2003 11:17:39 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: fightinJAG
Democrat style of argumentation: You're spending too much time on Iraq, not the war on terrorism. Whoops, I meant that you're spending too much time on terrorism and not the economy. Whoops, I meant that you're spending too much time on the economy and not domestic issues like social security. You're spending too much time reforming social security, and not enough time on child poverty...

Or...The war on Iraq is a bad idea because they'll be Vietnam-like casaualties...It's a bad idea because they'll use chemicals on our troops...It's a bad idea because it'll be a quagmire and our troops will be fighting in urban warfare for months on end...It's a bad idea because they'll be major collateral damage...Oh none of that happened...well it's bad because 2,000 items were stolen from the Iraqi museum...oh they only documented roughly 40 items...well it's a bad idea because...

These liberal morons are like the Bourbons- the forget nothing (ie: Vietnam syndrome) and they never learn.
47 posted on 05/20/2003 11:50:03 AM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: fightinJAG
The grifter makes my skin crawl.
48 posted on 05/20/2003 12:06:24 PM PDT by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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To: bmwcyle
LOL!
49 posted on 05/20/2003 12:22:20 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: SpinyNorman
" When do blacks start to feel used by this individual? "

You make an excellent observation.When President Bush addresses a black gathering,he speaks in a dignified manner on a serious subject.
When Clinton speaks before black groups,he behaves like he's a cheap vaudeville act,complete with red faced guffaws,inappropriate comments and total disrespect.The only thing missing is the top hat and spats.If a Republican spoke to black groups in the clinton way,they would be accused of racism. Clinton apparently thinks his black audiences are not capable of understanding much more than slogans,personal attacks on Republicans and his usual brand of hateful gibberish. Can you imagine the uproar if President Bush were to say that Sen Byrd should be forced to pay reparations ?? Clinton said just that, about Sen Lott to this group and nary a peep.
50 posted on 05/20/2003 2:59:21 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue (The DNC Platform-America Sucks)
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