Thursday, October 06, 2005

Après Moi Le Deluge

Many conservatives assumed that corrupt deal making was going on back during the Clinton White House precisely of the kind that Freeh illuminates in the coming attractions of his new book highlighted on Drudge.

And the reply we unfailingly heard from the left in reply? You people are so obsessed with Clinton's sex life.

It's really a shame that when this kind of corruption is going on inside an Administration, no one, not even the head of the FBI, will speak out about it publicly.
In another revelation, Freeh says the former president let down the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. After promising to bring to justice those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds, Freeh says Clinton refused to personally ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to question bombing suspects the kingdom had in custody – the only way the bureau could secure the interviews, according to Freeh. Freeh writes in the book, “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis’ reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”
And of course, this attitude led ultimately to 9/11. If President Clinton had taken a firm stand at Khobar and every bombing after that, the course of history would have been different.

But God knows. It was more important to get those extra millions for the library.

Remember when Clinton, mind bogglingly, expressed jealousy that an event like 9/11 did not occur on his watch in order to define his Presidency? Can't find a link for it offhand, but it was soon after 9/11 itself.
Freeh says he was determined to stay on as FBI director until President Clinton left office so that Clinton could not appoint his successor. “I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI, for the director,” he tells Wallace. “[So] I was going to stay there and make sure he couldn’t replace me,” Freeh tells Wallace.
For which we can all thank him.

If blogs had existed during the Clinton era and the same level of cynicism about the MSM, that period would, I believe, have been far different and ended, mercifully, sooner.


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