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19 August 2007

Another Clinton Government? Memo To U.S. Cousins:You Definitely Deserve Better

The Clintons?

Well, if you want to know what we think, our honest answer is that you can keep 'em.

If it's your belief that after a dozen damned years of Bush family rule along with eight under Clinton's control that another four (maybe even eight) of the same, seems a sensible idea ... then ... duh!

So why in the world, we wonder, was there so much flaming fuss a couple of centuries ago regarding being beholden to any 'Royal Family'?

Ah well, whatever turns one on, we suppose.

But we do believe that anyone wanting a few facts placed before them to personally peruse in peace & quite (before hurling themselves headlong for Hilary), should see at least some of this straight talking stuff.

Clinton is able to make a shedload a money because he is contrasted with the despised Bush as the flawed good guy who did his best for the world and brought economic boom to the US – the fabled American dream no less. Both notions are finely spun lies. What Clinton and Blair have most in common is that they are the most violent leaders of their countries in the modern era; that includes Bush.

Consider Clinton’s true record.
For instance and/or for example:

In 1993, he pursued George H W Bush’s invasion of Somalia. He invaded Haiti in 1994. He bombed Bosnia in 1995 and Serbia in 1999. In 1998, he bombed Afghanistan; and, at the height of his Monica Lewinsky troubles, he momentarily diverted the headline writers to a major “terrorist target” in Sudan that he ordered destroyed with an onslaught of missiles.

It turned out to be sub-Saharan Africa’s largest pharmaceutical plant, the only source of chloroquine, the treatment for malaria, and other drugs that were lifelines to hundreds of thousands. As a result, wrote Jonathan Belke, then of the Near East Foundation, “tens of thousands of people – many of them children – have suffered and died from malaria, tuberculosis and other treatable diseases”.

Long before Shock and Awe, Clinton was destroying and killing in Iraq. Under the lawless pretence of a “no-fly zone”, he oversaw the longest allied aerial bombardment since the Second World War. This was hardly reported.

At the same time, he imposed and tightened a Washington-led economic siege estimated to have killed a million civilians. “We think the price is worth it,” said his secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, in an exquisite moment of honesty.

Clinton’s economic “legacy” – like Blair’s – is the most unequal society Americans have known.
And no, the preceding clip & paste quotes aren't from any GOP, wingnut or neocon source. Far from it in fact.

Read right on to find out for yourself.

Incidentally, we're certainly inclined (so far), to like the look of this particular U.S. Democratic presidential candidate.

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Anonymous alan ball said...

Yup. Same old, same old. Tweedle-Dum or Tweedle-Dee. Twas ever thus and ever more shall be.

10:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In high school, he took the family name.

Hey! It's the big dog's birthday today - he's 61.

11:00 pm  
Anonymous shawn said...

Brit, don't you know the US system at all? In America ANYONE can become president ~ so long as you've got enough bucks to rent the White House for 4 or 8 years.

Just ask any old multimillionaire or billionaire ~ they'll tell you how things work.

1:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the pics!

Also agreed with your article. Shame about Hilary being a Trojan Horse Republican.


2:42 pm  

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