Bill Clinton Gassed and Starved Thousands of Children But Has the Nerve to Lecture Tea Party Protesters on Violence & Civility

Earlier this week President Clinton lectured the tea party people about violence and civility.
The former president has a lot of nerve. During the Waco Disaster, President Clinton approved of gassing children with CS tear-gas for 48 hours.
The Volokh Conspiracy reported:

[T]here is the post hoc justification for the use of CS tear-gas in the raid offered by the US Justice Department and senior Clinton administration officials. The public generally, and even the Congressional hearings, seem to have accepted that the children at Waco were gassed and then died as, in effect, “collateral damage” in the course of a raid aimed at their parents.

This is not quite the case, however, by the Clinton administration’s own admissions. CS gas was used at the compound, in order, as senior White House adviser George Stephanopoulos said, echoing senior Justice Department statements, to “try and pressure” those in the compound. It was hoped, he said, that as this “pressure was increased, the maternal instincts of the mothers might take over and they might try to leave with their kids” (Washington Times, April 23, 1995).

But the FBI knew beforehand that adults in the compound had gas masks; the gas therefore would not put pressure on them. On whom, then? If the FBI knew that the adults had gas masks, but went ahead with the gas attack anyway, it is plain that this “pressure” was brought directly against the children because, as the FBI knew, they could not fit into adult– size gas masks. “Maternal feelings”, the FBI hoped, would be unleashed in the mothers by watching their children choking, gasping and blistering from the gas.

The plan Reno approved and took to President Clinton for approval contemplated the children choking in the gas unprotected for forty-eight hours if necessary, to produce the requisite “maternal feelings”. By taking aim at the children with potentially lethal gas, their mothers would be compelled, according to the FBI plan repeatedly defended by the Clinton administration afterwards as “rational” planning, to flee with them into the arms of those trying to gas them. [Emphasis added.]

An independent report on Waco written by the Harvard Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Alan A. Stone, for the then Deputy Attorney General Philip Heymann, says it “is difficult to believe that the US government would deliberately plan to expose twenty-five children, most of them infants and toddlers, to CS gas for forty-eight hours”. Unfortunately, however, that appears to have been exactly the plan.

That’s not all…
In 1996 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told reporters that Bill Clinton’s policy that resulted in 500,000 dead Iraqi children was worth it.
In a much forgotten exchange between Lesley Stahl and Madeleine Albright on “60 Minutes” back on May 12, 1996:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.

Here’s the horrifying video:

The United Nations estimated that a total of 1 million Iraqi civilians died as result of the sanctions on Iraq.
This tragedy never seemed to bother Bill Clinton and the Left for some reason.

But, now Bill Clinton and the Left are out lecturing American grandmothers at tea party protests about violence.
It figures.

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  • John Yoo

    Bill and Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno and about 5,000 other federal filthy murderers and cutthroats need to be tried in International Court for crimes against humanity.

  • Chisum

    Thank you, Jim, for this thread!

  • olm

    There was an enlightening exchange yesterday on Hot air where a lefty was saying that every death at Waco was deserved because 4 ATF agents were killed.
    It was a stunning and disgusting look at the liberal mind. Death means absolutely nothing to them if they are the ones doing the killing.

  • ProLifer

    Liberals — like sociopaths — “lack a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.”

  • bill-tb

    Never forget, the Clinton-Waco raid was a gun control dog and pony show from the start.

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  • olm

    It was a gun control dog and pony show. The the left mantra on this is the whole rewriting of history thing by which Clinton can use this to demonize tea partiers.
    Speak up and speak loud. They are really close to repeating history here. The funny part is that the Tea Party movement is not going to be involved.

  • Galt

    Bill Clinton knows exactly what he is doing: by smearing these law abiding citizens as dangerous radicals he intends to paint a giant bullseye target on their backs. He is as vicious and divisive as they come and regularly puts his party before his country. But that’s what Dems do. That’s why they must be voted out.

  • Patman

    I’m not one for civil disobedience, but when Clinton was in office I actually contemplated shouting him down at an appearance in my home state. The Lewinski thing just put me over the top. What does “is” really mean…

    I was rather liberal at the time too, but I learned quickly that liberalism is a joke and will not defend the nation and freedoms I love as an American.

    Now, I’m proud to say I’m a Republican Tea Party kinda guy. I figured this out even before Al Gore created the Internet.

  • wanumba

    The inner circle of N.I.C.E.

  • sliderblaze

    This blog mentioned by Rush again, nice….

  • Jerry M

    Slick Willy’s and Janet Reno’s disastrous handling of the massacre of woman and children at Waco provided the catalyst for the horrific action against the government by nut job Tim McVeigh. There is no justification for what McVeigh did but Clinton was the cause and McVeigh was the effect. Clinton is the only President I am aware of to have inspired such an extremist and violent response against innocent people. Clinton was, is and always will be a dishonest scumbag. He has been fortunate in that he has really had no one of stature call him out for his outrageous comments.

  • bg


    re: Madeleine Albright’s wrong headed & cold hearted opinion on the lives of Iraqi children being worth it.. i’m sorry, but i must respectfully disagree, the ONLY one who is responsible for the deaths of those Iraqi children was and is Saddam maddaS..


  • wanumba

    Can we add Clinton’s IGNORING of the DIRE WARNINGS that RWANDA was about to explode – with future UN SEC General Kofi Annan doing nothing but giving names of informants to the Hutus, the UN force commanders WARNING of genocide, reduced to pleading to do something that would deter the disaster that was about to be unleashed.

    The Left howled and wailed that Bush was a meanie Republican for not rushing to Darfur, but they are SILENT SILENT SILENT about the Democratic Party Administration that was in charge when Rwanda imploded.

    While tearing their robes about western Sudan (Darfur) the Left is SILENT about the two decades of genocide in Southern Sudan – what did CLinton do about that on his watch? Zippo. Two million killed, four million displaced. The Southern Sudanese honor George W. Bush, not Clinton. Why oh why oh why? The media believe they are stupid like the Tea Partiers … or do they KNOW something the media isn’t telling us?

  • Eriah

    Thank you for this article, Jim!
    You should have never opened your mouth, Bill. The truth always comes out!
    Imagine where Bush would be right now if he did this……

  • Kevin P

    Jerry M – #13 – who would you consider to be someone of stature to call him out?

    BG #14 – you are right about Saddam being the one to blame.

  • Kevin P

    And don’t forget – Clinton was fighting on the wrong side in Sarajevo as well.

  • Kevin P

    Clinton LIED and 500,000 children DIED!

    How’s that sound to you Code Pinko’s?

  • Ladue Pundit

    David Koresh, leader of the Branch Davidians in Waco, TX, regularly appeared in public and could have been apprehended peacefully.

    bg, of course Saddam was DIRECTLY responsible for those Iraqi children’s deaths. What we’re discussing now is the core admittance on the part of Madeleine Albright that those lives were entirely expendable. And Janet Reno’s breathtaking, unwarranted assault on civilians using firebombs ia another example of violent statism.

    Both of these women are incompetent zombies. The Waco annihilation should be reopened and those who commanded these atrocities should be put on trial.