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Originally posted by romantico
(very fitting name by the way)
Clinton lied to our face. Yes.I must admit, I was pretty upset w/him.I don't think the question should have been asked & I feel he could have said,"I don't see where my personal life isn't anyone's business".However, I see alot of Clinton haters attempting to take away ALL of his great things with ONE mistake. George Bush lied to us about going to war. George Bush sr.Lied when he said "READ MY LIPS,NO NEW TAXES" Reagan claims he can't remember selling arms to Iran.Nixon lied,etc.......ALL PRESIDENTS have lied.If we don't catch them, then its okay.Clinton lied about having an affair.Something every man in thsi country ahve done who have been unfaithful.I'm sure Rush & Newt lied to their wives when they cheated! C'mon Ivan, your sounding Crazy now!
Clinton & 9/11.How pathetic!Just proves what would have happened if 9/11 happened on his watch!WHICH IT DIDN'T!Clinton did all he could.When he tried to act on his sources the right wing accused him of wagging the dog.He was in a no win scenario! Read my post above about what Clinton did in 1996 to try to stop terrorism.Tenent himself even said right after 9/11 Clinton passed on information to the Bush administartion.Again I ask, WHEN DOES BUSH BEGIN TAKING RESPONISIBILTY????
Originally posted by Colonel
Actually, he briefed Bush extensively on the imminent threat that Osama but Bush chose to take month long vacation at the ranch at the time while Ashcroft warned political officials not to fly on commerical airlines.
Originally posted by Bout Time
During G. W. Bush's campaign 2000 he often promised to restore honor and dignity to the White House. To change the tone in Washington. To give the people their money back. To avoid nation building. To be a humble world super power.
Without going into the obvious which is that Bush Jr. has accomplished exactly the opposite of these campaign promises, how is it this man still enjoys a watered-down 60% approval rating? (Complicit media, duh!)
But more importantly, just how did the canard that America needed honor and dignity restored to the White House get started? ( get the Conservatives 1950's sensibilities all a flutter!)
The United States of America was the most respected and honored country on the planet. America was prosperous with a sizable surplus and solid employment. America had it's lowest crime rate in years. America was not at war with anyone. The US dollar was king. Other nations with problems sought US diplomacy.
Look at America now.
Pre-emptive wars resulting in quagmires in Afghanistan and Iraq orchestrated by lies, with more to come. Record deficits. Record unemployment. A declining dollar. And the alienation of long time traditional allies.
Republicans have controlled both Houses since 1994, so the only difference between the good times then and now is the Bush admistration who assumed power under questionable circumstances in 2001.
Restore honor and dignity to the White House, my word. Not one other single country complained about Bill Clinton trying to conceal the fact he had a harmless consenual encounter. In fact, they resented the fact he was hounded relentlessly about a very private situation. Nothing he did lost a single life or cost a single penny to the American taxpayer. He was and still is respected enormously world wide.
George W. Bush on the other hand, is resented, hated even by people around the world. The fact that he could only assemble, rather rent for a price, a few countries for his coalition against Iraq speaks volumes.
The honor and dignity of the White House was doing quite well until George W. Bush came along.