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  • bardinja bardinja Sep 17, 2001 5:57 PM Flag

    Clinton's moral weakness bred contempt

    "bin Laden declared himself to be dedicated to the
    killing of Americans, wherever they were. In response,
    President Clinton declared that bin Laden was as dangerous an
    enemy as any sovereign state; unlike George Bush, Bill Clinton
    was always good with words in such circumstances....

    Most of his rise to malignant eminence took
    place while Bill Clinton was in the White House. During those
    years, bin Laden developed a contempt for America's military
    strength, concluding that it was vitiated by American moral
    weakness. While Mr Clinton was president, that was a
    plausible argument...."

    http://argument.independent.co.uk/regular_columnists/bruce_anderson/story.jsp?st
    ory=94363

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    • I really do not see the point in finger pointing at this juncture. Clinton himself is telling the country to support W.

      You would be wise to take his advise and talk politics latter.

      • 1 Reply to iowegian
      • I deplore any partisan politics here. There absolutely should be unity in this situation.

        I don't care if it was Reagan, or Nixon, or Eisenhower himself, I would still examine our past actions in the light of this act of infamy.

        The American Continental Congress itself on many occasions during our War for Independence called for exactly the same thing.

        From the Journals of the Continental Congress, March 20, 1779:

        "Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the
        Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a destructive
        calamitous
        act, through which His divine Providence hath, hitherto, in a wonderful manner,
        conducted us, so that we might acknowledge that the race is not to the swift, nor the
        battle to the strong: and whereas, there is but too much Reason to fear that
        notwithstanding the chastisements received and benefits bestowed, too few have
        been
        sufficiently awakened to a sense of their guilt, or warmed our Bosoms with gratitude,
        or
        taught to amend their lives and turn from their sins, that so He might turn from His
        wrath. And whereas, from a consciousness of what we have merited at His hands,
        and
        an apprehension that the malevolence of our disappointed enemies, like the
        incredulity
        of Pharoah, may be used as the scourge of Omnipotence to vindicate his slighted
        Majesty, there is reason to fear that he may permit much of our land to become the
        prey of the spoiler, and the Blood of the innocent be poured out that our borders to
        be
        ravaged, and our habitations destroyed:

        That the several states to appoint a day of fasting, Thanksgiving, humiliation, and
        prayer
        to Almighty
        God, that he will be pleased to avert further impending calamities which we have but
        too
        well deserved: that he will grant us his grace to repent of our sins, and amend our
        lives,
        according to his holy word: that he will continue that wonderful protection which
        hath
        led us through the paths of danger and distress: that he will be a husband to the
        widow
        and a father to the fatherless children, who weep over the barbarities of a savage
        enemy...."
        http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hlaw:@field(DOCID+@lit(jc01373))

    • Clinton's moral weakness persists in breeding contempt.
      Today a story has been "leaked" that in the waning days of his Presidency Bill Clinton "tried" to kill bin Laden. But, missile attacks on his motorcade failed. This story was leaked to burnish the ever-more rapidly tarnishing image of Bill Clinton.
      If this story is true:
      (1)it is undoubtedly classified Top Secret (at least)
      (2)if bin Laden didn't know who sponsored the attacks, he knows now
      If the story is not true, . . . well it's just some more lying on the part of Clinton's lackeys .

 

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