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Clinton is bad company for Obama

September 7, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

I find it very interesting that President Obama chooses to accuse the Republican candidates and past presidents of all kinds of misdeeds and oppression of minorities, women and the middle class, then puts forward Bill Clinton in TV ads and as his keynote speaker. It shows that he says one thing and then does the other.

Bill is an accused rapist (Juanita Broaddrick), a philanderer (Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Gracen and Lewinsky), accused of misuse of power (Troopergate and Whitewater) and as a sexual predator (Kathleen Willey). He is hardly a friend to women.

Bill also signed into law DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and instituted "Don't ask don't tell." He is hardly a friend of the LGBT community.

Bill also ordered the unauthorized bombing of Iraq (Operation Desert Fox, lasting from Dec. 16 to Dec. 19, 1998) and Afghanistan in 1998. The prelude to 9-11?

And remember these prophetic words from his 1998 State of the Union address? "Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them. The United Nations weapons inspectors have done a truly remarkable job, finding and destroying more of Iraq's arsenal than was destroyed during the entire Gulf War. Now, Saddam Hussein wants to stop them from completing their mission. I know I speak for everyone in this chamber, Republicans and Democrats, when I say to Saddam Hussein, 'You cannot defy the will of the world,' and when I say to him, 'You have used weapons of mass destruction before; we are determined to deny you the capacity to use them again.'"

Dan Ward

Saranac Lake



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