Jewish World Review May 19, 2000 / 14 Iyar, 5760
http://www.jewishworldreview.com -- SO, OKAY, President Clinton is the second President in history to be impeached. And, okay, his administration engaged in more corruption, duplicity, obfuscation and obstruction of justice than any other. And, okay, okay, he did more in seven years to tarnish, dishonor, and disgrace the office of President than all previous 41 Presidents could do over the course of 200 plus years. So okay already -- CAN’T WE PLEASE MOVE ON AND TALK ABOUT HIS LEGACY? All right, let’s.
The Clinton Presidential legacy ... hmmm ... what might that be? Well, in addition to everything mentioned above, part of William Jefferson Clinton’s legacy might very well include his illustrious war record. That’s right -- the famous Clinton battle campaigns.
Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are march-ing!
For a guy who protested the war in Vietnam and did everything he could to avoid the draft, Clinton has really proven to be quite the ardent militarist when it suits his purposes. This so-called compassionate liberal who claims to “feel everyone’s pain,” has been more willing to be militarily aggressive than any other US President in my lifetime (and that goes back to Eisenhower).
O-ver there, o-ver there ...
Remember Clinton’s war on Middle East terrorists when he bombed an aspirin factory and claimed it was a munitions cache? By the way, just what was the result of all that bombing over there, anyway? Did we ever get the bad guys? I don’t recall hearing anymore about it once (a) the bombings were halted in respect of the Ramadan holy days and (b) his personal troubles were resolved here at home. It just sort of faded away. It must have been time to ... MOVE ON.
Just like Clinton’s war with Saddam Hussein. As you may remember, Saddam was refusing to allow UN inspections of his weapons, and after many threats and many months, Clinton took immediate action -- coincidentally on the same day that the House of Representatives decided to vote on his impeachment. He ordered bombing raids over Iraq for awhile -- then when the press got tired of it and the public couldn’t care less, he figured it was time once again to ... MOVE ON. Results? We don’t got to show you no stinking results.
O-ver, we’re coming o-ver ...
The same goes for Clinton’s European campaigns. When he first sent troops into Bosnia he promised that they would be back home within a year. We’re still waiting. But then again, he didn’t say WHICH year.
This President appears to have absolutely no compunction in “calling out the troops” whenever he feels the need to -- and not just abroad, but here at home, too. Federal police forces within government departments have increased in size and jurisdiction during the Clinton administration, acting more and more like private armies with their allegiance to the Justice Department and the White House.
From the halls of Mon-te-zu-ma, to the shores of Trip-o-li,
From the siege at Waco, Texas to the sneak attack into the Miami home of a law abiding family whose only crime was that it loved a little six year old boy, Clinton has been ready, willing and able to go to war with his fellow Americans. Now comes word of the possibility that Reno’s federal justice department may be marching into Southern California in an effort to clean up operations at the Los Angeles Police Department due to allegations of “widespread misconduct and civil rights abuses at every level.” Simply put this means that the Feds will be policing the city of Los Angeles. Watch out -- the Clinton Cops are on the move. Your town could be next.
Over hill, over dale, we will hit the dusty trail,
JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. You may contact him by clicking here.
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