26 September 2006

Clinton runs into inconvenient truths

If Bill Clinton's meltdown on Fox News Sunday was staged, it may have been to help promote the blogosphere as an accurate news source. Bloggers have been fact-checking his rant and blowing him out of the water. Here's my entry, though credit has to got to the member of Free Republic who goes by "Milligan."

You see, Clinton said this...

I think it’s very interesting that all the conservative Republicans who now say that I didn’t do enough, claimed that I was obsessed with Bin Laden. All of President Bush’s neocons claimed that I was too obsessed with finding Bin Laden when they didn’t have a single meeting about Bin Laden for the nine months after I left office. All the right wingers who now say that I didn’t do enough said that I did too much. Same people.

They were all trying to get me to withdraw from Somalia in 1993 the next day after we were involved in black hawk down and I refused to do it and stayed 6 months and had an orderly transfer to the UN.

...but back in 1993 the Congress said this:

Vote Date: October 15, 1993, 12:29 AM

"Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 1043 to H.R. 3116 (Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1994 )

Statement of Purpose: To terminate further military operations in Somalia.

Vote Counts: YEAs 61 NAYs 38 Not Voting 1

Yeas 46 (D) 15(R) = 61

Nays 10 (D) 28(R) = 38

Not Voting 1 (D)

If I were Clinton, I'd be very mad at Al Gore for inventing the Internet. And by the way, Mr. President, that's the Battle of Mogadishu you're discussing there. "Black Hawk Down" is a book.


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