Sunday, September 18, 2005

Bill Should Stick To Fund-Raising

Breaking the long-standing tradition of US Presidents silencing their criticisms of their successors, former president Clinton decided to let the world what he thought about the Bush White House. From Yahoo News:

"The Bush administration 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 Iraq war diverted US attention from the war on terrorism and undermined the support that we might have had."

Is Clinton really trying to revive this debate? You betcha. It is a very strange thing that after these issues have been argued about and essentially resolved, the former president decided he should chime in on the issue. It's a very unprecedented move for a president to criticize his successor, but it is equally unheard of to reopen a debate that was dropped a year ago. I guess you could say he was making up for lost time.

Clinton goes on to make judgemental statements about the administration's response to Hurricane Katrina. These remarks are a little more timely, but still AFTER all of the same comments have been made by Senate Democrats. Furthermore, the former president makes an assertion of "the good old days" back when James Lee Witt ran FEMA. "[James Witt] was always there early, and we thought about that." I'm glad that being on time was such a highly valued attribute.

It's the same old story. Harsh words, no facts, and no alternative plans for improvement. Maybe tomorror president Cliton will have something good to say... but probably not.