The Clinton Machine Spits Out Two Lies in the Same Sentence
How do they do it?
This latest rewrite of history by the Clinton’s was published in today’s New York Times from a Bill Clinton advisor:
“Mr. Clinton said yesterday that he did oppose the war, but that it would have been inappropriate at the time for him, a former president, to oppose — in a direct, full-throated manner — the sitting president’s military decision.”
Bill Clinton, of course, supported the decision to go to war- at least he said so. Don Surber notes this one instance in June 2004:
Former President Clinton has revealed that he continues to support President Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq but chastised the administration over the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison.
“I have repeatedly defended President Bush against the left on Iraq, even though I think he should have waited until the U.N. inspections were over,” Clinton said in a Time magazine interview that will hit newsstands Monday, a day before the publication of his book “My Life.”
And, as for Clinton thinking it was “inappropriate to oppose — in a direct, full-throated manner — the sitting president’s military decision”… Here’s Bill Clinton on the sitting president George W. Bush’s military decisions back in May 2004:
“There are so many people who suspect our motives,” the former US president said in an address in Brazil. “I don’t think Iraq was about oil and imperialism but it was about unilateralism over co-operation as a way to shape the world in the 21st century.”
Back in September 2005 Bill Clinton attacked the sitting president again on his military decisions:
Breaking with tradition under which US presidents mute criticisms of their successors, Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq “virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction.”
The Anchoress has more on Bill Clinton’s unloading on Bush.
It was outrageous enough when Clinton attacked the sitting president.
It’s outlandish now that he denies it.