Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Iraq Distract

A president distracted from Bin Laden and al Qaida by Iraq? George W. Bush, right?

Well, as TigerHawk points out, Bill Clinton might rethink declaring Richard Clarke as his go-to "wing man" on terror. In Against All Enemies, Richard Clarke, gave us a glimpse why the Clinton administration didn't pursue Bin Laden in Afghanistan with zest:

Sometimes I heard, "Look, we are bombing Iraq every week. We may have to bomb Serbia. European, Russian, Islamic press are already calling us the Mad Bomber. You want to bomb a third country?"...It was ironic that people had once worried whether Bill Clinton would use force and now there was criticism that he was using it too much. In the Islamic world, there was criticism that Clinton was still bombing Iraq....


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