Jewish World Review April 22, 2003 / 20 Nisan, 5763

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Bill Clinton should heed Paul McCartney's advice | The past few months have not been easy for Bill Clinton. Not only has he been permanently eclipsed by George W. Bush, but Mr. Clinton's foreign policy bumblings have also been exposed to the bright light of day. If you want to know why, here's the real deal.

"POOR, POOR PITIFUL ME" was one of Linda Ronstadt's bigger hits. It also seems to be Bill Clinton's current state of mind. As you know, this guy simply hates being ignored and while the 42nd President wanders in his wilderness, his wife soaks up the limelight on the United States Senate.

Take the recent speech, delivered by a man who virtually ignored Osama Bin Laden for eight years. In his address, Mr. Clinton said that President Bush's foreign policy is based on the notion that September 11th gives American the right to tell the world "agree with us or go straight to hell." Now these are very interesting words from a guy who went to Haiti, bombed Iraqi, blew up Kosovo and wiped out a Sudanese pharmaceutical factory without even once asking for the United Nation's approval.

How can Mr. Clinton suggest that America was wrong to liberate Iraq simply because the French were afraid we'd find their fingerprints all over Saddam's weapons of doom, because Russia preached peace while the passing the names of assassins and spies to Saddam Hussein? How could he say such things about America? I guess the same way he said that Christians were responsible for the September 11th attacks in the speech he gave at Georgetown. I guess the same way he deplored the military while he was busy dodging the draft.

And I guess, he felt free to say such wrong things because the one thing Bill Clinton has taught us during his eight years in office was to him, the truth behind the words didn't always seem to matter. Why should they, if you never really knew what the meaning is? America didn't tell the world to go to hell. It was the world who told America that it would rather deal with the devil than liberate the people of Iraq. And George Bush and his Administration have done a great job building the case for this war, planning for the liberation of Iraq, and freeing that once great civilization from the iron grip of a bloodthirsty tyrant.

You know it'd be nice if Bill Clinton would just step to the side and let the grown-ups worry about running the world. In the words of Paul McCartney, "Let it be" Bill, "Let it be."

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04/21/03: The president with an I.Q. of a pot of clay has made New York City elitists look like a bunch of bumbling idiots
04/16/03: Russia, France and Germany: Not stupid, just immoral
04/15/03: CNN's too little, too late apology
04/14/03: Who's the first elitist to admit they were wrong about the war?
04/10/03: He's baaack --- and his terror tactics deserve an 'F'
04/09/03: Iraqi lawyer and American teenaged girl proved themselves to be 'The Real Deal'

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