Skip to comments.AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED
Posted on 09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT by blogblogginawayEdited on 09/22/2006 9:34:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...
Found it in a piece by Byron York (referring to Bush nominating Roberts and introducing him as opposed to Clinton's announcement of Ginsberg):
"Everyone got a look at Roberts, and after a few words both he and the president quickly moved offstage. No questions asked.
In one skilful stroke, Bush got maximum exposure for his new nominee and, at the same time, managed to avoid the problems that beset Bill Clinton back in 1993 when he nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
You may remember that Clinton introduced Ginsburg in a White House ceremony and that Ginsburg gave a speech that paid tribute to the womens movement, the civil-rights movement and Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others.
At the end of it, President Clinton, who appeared to have been moved by Ginsburgs remarks, opened things up for questions and Brit Hume, then with ABC News, asked about the chaotic process Hume said it had a certain zigzag quality that led to Ginsburgs nomination.
Clintons face reddened with anger. How you could ask a question like that after the statement she just made is beyond me, Clinton said. He then stalked away.
That was perhaps the model of how not to unveil a Supreme Court nominee. Bush did better."
Wasn't that when Sam Donaldson(?) asked him: "Mr. President, are you going to resign?" LOL:)
The People President Clinton Didn't Have to Pardon...
Because They're All Dead-
I remember that incident. Sperry asked Clinton a question which he didn't like and he got all red-faced and hostile, and I think Perry was afterward denied access to the White House. I can't remember the question, though.
I'm still shaking my head over "I tried" Steamin' Willie...someone surely pushed his button(s).
If what he did should be considered effort, I should get a Nobel Prize for sitting on the couch, eating, and watching football.
The horns coming out.
Thanks for the info!
I live in Florida now. 30 years in Vermont was enough! ;-}
Drawing a blank on the fund raising scandal. There were so many!
WOW, that's quite a link. Thanks George.
When Willie points the finger and gets angry, he is lying. Just like pointing his finger at all Americans on TV, "I did not have sex with that woman."
Best summation in the entire thread of the source of Clinton's anger.
In retrospect, instead of worrying about what was said and what was not and who said it..they simply should have asked that one scene with his wagging finger be removed. In context of a plot to strike this country, it makes him appear very small that this is how he chose to occupy himself in an office the People entrusted to him temporarily.
People may long for the illusion of peace and prosperity of the nineties, I think they do. When confronted with the "Fill In The Blank" moments unnoticed then such as the planning for 9-11? I really don't think they long for Billy to give an encore on his sax.
I've already burned the movie onto a dvd for posterity, though if one goes on sale that has the deleted scenes i will certainly buy it.
LOL -- and it's still on;y Friday!
same finger shaking as "I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
The photo to this story on Drudge ... with the puffy baggy eyes is scarey!
One of the leftwingnuts on YOUTUBE.COM are irritated about DRUDGE'S link...let's go over and FREEP 'em with comments!! :)
This guy is such a liar that he's long lost track of his lies. Self-contradiction is not a problem if you're a liberal giving away the store to the 3rd world, treating the government as your own personal shakedown scam, and screwing anybody you can whether they put up a fight or not.
Clinton NEVER got 50% in any election for the presidency.
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
My picnic with Bill
How one reporter gave Clinton heartburn over Chinagate
Anytime he gets that emotional, he defensive mechanisms kick in with his ability to LIE magnified! His emotions were exactly the same as when he denied 'Having sex with that woman'. He waved his finger exactly the same way. If you turn down the volume--his actions are exactly the same as his denial of Monica!
As an accomplished liar--he is SECOND TO NONE!
As ex-Sen. Kerry (Nebraska) once so eloquently stated, "HE IS AN UNUSUALLY GOOD LIAR"!
I would like to go one step further, HE IS SIMPLY THE BEST--as he lies with SUCH PASSION!
P.S. I sure hope that someone asks him why he turned down Bin Laden each time when Sudan offerred him three times. THREE TIMES!!!!
I would not miss it!
It's been a great week.
But Justice Ginsburg could improve it with one short sweet letter!
I saw that. In the same vein as the term "degenerate gambler", these slugs are degenerate liberals to the end.
Well, I divorced that husband, so I don't go up there anymore anyway!
But I do go to Florida now.......and love the Destin area!
Clinton is the head jackass of a dying irrelevant party. The only thing this lying buffoon tried to do was insert a whole box of cigars into his chubby intern for fragerance enhancement. Clinton was as successful at fighting terrorism as a blind man would be at skeet shooting. My apology to the blind. No apology to willie.
Let's not get greedy.
Besides, leave something for NEXT week!
Al Capone got pretty crazy when the syph was eating his brain. Same deal? Has bubba been fishing in his swimming pool the way Al did?
He is a lying M**herFU**er. He is the least honorable person I have ever seen.
If Chris were treating Bubba like the liberal WH reporters treat Pres. Bush, he would have asked the follow-up question in French just to harrass and also appear like a smart ass. (Then perhaps Bubba could have pointed his finger "in French" too since that was the only sincere part of his first answer).
sterile, thebentone, bent
He never even visited the site of the first WTC bombing. I don't remember ANYthing he did about the Cole bombing either. Lobbing a few missiles at an aspirin factory just before Monica was scheduled to testify killed one poor janitor.
Nice coke bags, Bubba.
Answer: No T*ts
Wallace: When we announced that you were going to be on Fox News Sunday, I got a lot of e-mail from viewers. And I have to say I was surprised, most of them wanted me to ask you this question. Why didn't you do more to put bin Laden and al-Qaeda out of business when you were president? There's a new book out, I suspect you may have already read, called The Looming Tower. And it talks about the fact that when you pulled troops out of Somalia in 1993, bin Laden said "I have seen the frailty and the weakness and the cowardice of U.S. troops." Then there was the bombing of the embassies in Africa and the attack on the Cole.
Clinton: OK let's just --
Wallace: May I just finish the question sir? And after the attack, the book says, that bin Laden separated his leaders, spread them around because he expected an attack and there was no response. I understand that hindsight is always 20/20 --
Clinton: No, let's talk about it.
Wallace: But the question is, why didn't you connect the dots and put him out of business?
Clinton: Let's talk about it. I will answer all those things on the merits, but first I want to talk about the context in which this arises. I'm being asked this on the FOX network. ABC just had a right-wing conservative running their little pathway to 9/11, falsely claiming it was based on the 9/11 commission report with three things asserted against me directly contradictory to the 9/11 commission report. And I think it's very interesting that all the conservative Republicans who
now say I didn't do enough claim that I was too obsessed with bin Laden.
All of President Bush's neo-cons that I was too obsessed with bin Laden, they had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office. All the right wingers who now say I didn't do enough, said
I did too much, the same people. They were all trying to get me to withdraw from Somalia in 1993 the next day after we were involved in Black Hawk Down and I refused to do it and stayed six months and had an orderly transfer to the United Nations.
OK, now let's look at all the criticisms, Black Hawk Down, Somalia, there is not a living soul in the
world who thought Osama bin Laden had anything to do with Black Hawk Down or was paying any attention to it, or even knew al-Qaeda was a going concern in October 93.
Wallace: I understand.
Clinton: No, no, wait. Don't tell me that -- you asked me why didn't I do more to bin Laden, there was not a living soul, all the people who now criticize me wanted to leave the next day. You brought this up, so you get an answer. But you -- secondly ...
Wallace: .. bin Laden says, but it showed the weakness of the United States.
Clinton: Bin Laden may have said it -- but it would have shown the weakness if we left right away. But he wasn't involved in that, that's just a bunch of bull. That was about Muhammad Aidid, a Muslim warlord, murdering 22 Pakistani Muslim troops. We were all there on a humanitarian mission; we had no mission, none, to establish a certain kind of Somali government or keep anybody out. He was not a religious fanatic ...
Wallace: Mr. President ...
Clinton: ... there was no al-Qaeda ...
Wallace: With respect, if I may, instead of going through '93 and ...
Clinton: No, no -- you asked it. You brought it up.
Wallace: May I ask you (INAUDIBLE) question, and then you can answer?
Wallace: The 9/11 commission, which you talk about -- and this is what they did say, not what ABC pretended they said ...
Clinton: What did they say?
Wallace: They said, about you and President Bush, and I quote, "The U.S. government took the threat seriously, but not in the sense of mustering anything like the kind of effort that would be gathered to confront an enemy of the first, second or even third rank."
Clinton: First of all, that's not true with us and bin Laden.
Wallace: Well, I'm telling ... (CROSS TALK)
Clinton: Let's see what Richard Clarke said. Do you think Richard Clarke has a vigorous attitude about bin Laden?
Wallace: Yes, I do.
Clinton: You do, don't you?
Wallace: He has a variety of opinions and loyalties, but yes. (CROSS TALK)
Clinton: He has a variety of opinions and loyalties now, but let's look at the facts: he worked for Ronald Reagan, he was loyal with him; he worked for George H.W. Bush, he was loyal to him; he worked for me, and he was loyal to me; he worked for President Bush, he was loyal to him. They downgraded him and the terrorist operation.
Now, look what he said -- read his book and read his factual assertions -- not opinions, assertions. He said we took vigorous action after the African embassies, we probably nearly got bin Laden ...
Wallace: But what ...
Clinton: Now, wait a minute -- wait, wait, wait. (CROSS TALK)
No, no -- I authorized the CIA to get groups together to try to kill him. The CIA was run by George Tenet that President (Bush) gave the medal of freedom to, and he said he did a good job setting up all these counter terrorism things. The country never had a comprehensive anti-terror operation until I came there.
Now if you want to criticize me for one thing, you can criticize me for this: after the Cole, I had battle plans drawn to go into Afghanistan, overthrow the Taliban and launch a full-scale attack search for bin Laden. But we needed basing rights in Uzbekistan -- which we got after 9/11. The CIA and the FBI refused to certify that bin Laden was responsible. While I was there, they refused to certify. So that meant I would have had to send a few hundred special forces in in helicopters, refuel at night. Even the 9/11 commission didn't do that.
Now, the 9/11 commission was a political document, too. All I'm asking is, anybody that wants to say I didn't do enough, you read Richard Clarke's book ...
Wallace: Do you think you did enough, sir?
Clinton: No, because I didn't get him.
Clinton: But at least I tried. That's the difference in me and some, including all of the right-wingers who are attacking me now. They ridiculed me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed. When I failed, I left a comprehensive anti-terror strategy and the best guy in the country, Dick Clark, who got demoted.
He knows he screwed up big time, and left President Bush a national security mess.
So far the MSM has given him a FREE PASS on that--at least until the ABC TV special came out.