: I’m a fan of Bill Clinton’s (save your barbs; whatever they are, they’re obvious and overused) but I have to wonder what he is smoking these days. He spoke to the Conference Board:
FORMER US president Bill Clinton today blasted US foreign policy adopted in the wake of the September 11 attacks, arguing the United States cannot kill, jail or occupy all of its adversaries.
“Our paradigm now seems to be: something terrible happened to us on September 11, and that gives us the right to interpret all future events in a way that everyone else in the world must agree with us,” said Clinton, who spoke at a seminar of governance organised by Conference Board.
“And if they don’t, they can go straight to hell.” …
He said he believed Washington overreacted to German and French opposition to US plans for military action against Iraq and suggested that the current administration had trouble juggling foreign and domestic issues.
“Since September 11, it looks like we can’t hold two guns at the same time,” Clinton said. “If you fight terrorism, you can’t make America a better place to be.”
Say what? It’s not as if this is our choice, Bill. We’re playing the hand we’re dealt.