Sunday, October 09, 2005
Bill Clinton: Which Lies Are True?
Bill Clinton is either not telling the truth now about the terrorist threat posed by Iraq during his administration, or he lied, lied, lied to the American people while he was in the White House. Clinton recently told George Stephanopoulos (former Clinton staffer and current ABC TV hack) that the US government had "no evidence that there were any weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq.
The Weekly Standard recently ran a story, "Clinton Revisionism", revealing Clinton's reversals over the issue of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. During an appearance on "Larry King Live" in July 2003 for instance, the former president said, "When I left office, there was a substantial amount of biological and chemical material unaccounted for." In October of that year, six months after the end of the war, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso discussed Iraq with Clinton. Barroso said, "When Clinton was here recently he told me he was absolutely convinced, given his years in the White House and the access to privileged information which he had, that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction until the end of the Saddam regime."
When Wolf Blitzer discussed the Iraq War with Bill Clinton in September 2005, the former President said, "I never thought it had much to do with the war on terror." However, while still President in February 1998, Clinton said in a speech warning of an "unholy axis" (GW Bush called it an "evil axis") of terrorists and rogue states, "There is no more clear example of this threat than Saddam Hussein's Iraq." That summer six senior Clinton officials accused Iraq of providing chemical weapons expertise to al-Qaida in Sudan. The Clinton administration cited this link to justify the destruction of a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan supposedly involved in the production of chemical weapons. The Standard concludes, "Clinton's revisionism is hardly surprising. He has his wife's future in an increasingly anti-war Democratic Party to worry about."
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.