While campaigning for his wife, the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in Philadelphia, former President Bill Clinton had a heated confrontation with protesters from BlackLivesMatter, telling them that they should “tell the truth!”
The protesters at this particular event were specific. They held signs criticizing some of of the bills Bill Clinton signed into law when he were president. Some of their signs read; “Clinton crime bill destroyed our communities” and “Welfare reform increased poverty.” And they accused Bill Clinton of destroying black lives with these laws.
But Bill Clinton was not having it!
“I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out on the street to murder other African-American children,” Bill Clinton told the crowd. “Maybe you thought they were good citizens. She didn’t. You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter. Tell the truth.”
While on the campaign trail stumping for his wife Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton took an unnecessary shot at President Obama, calling the last 8 years under Mr. Obama “awful!”
While urging the crowd to vote for Hillary, Bill said, “if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us.”
Here in full context is Bill’s statement.
“I literally from the time I met her 45 years ago ‘til we talked yesterday, she is the best change-maker I have ever known. She always finds a way to make something good happen, to make people feel empowered, to buy people into the process, to make democracy work the way the framers intended for it to work.
Now, if you don’t believe we can all grow together again, if you don’t believe were ever going to grow again, if you believe it’s more important to re-litigate the past, there may be many reasons that you don’t want to support her.
But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that when we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her because she’s the only person who basically had good ideas will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander in chief and is a proven change maker with republicans and democrats and independents alike.”
Not sure how this will go over with the die hard supporters of President Obama.
A Republican congresswoman decided to attend a Hillary Clinton event and continuously interrupted the Democratic Presidential candidate with important about her stance on domestic and foreign policies.
Yea right. I said a “Republican congressman,” so if you really thought important policy questions were on her mind at the Clinton event, then I have a bridge to sell you.
The congresswoman, Rep. Katherin Prudhomme O’Brien, showed up and wanted to know about Bill Clinton’s sex life, a topic so important to her that she constantly bombarded the presidential candidate with questions to the point where Mrs Clinton called her “rude” and informed her that such disruptive outbursts will not be tolerated.
While Republicans cry and complain about how “unlawful” the President’s use of Executive Action is, totally ignoring the fact that other presidents have done the exact same thing, former President Bill Clinton is standing by Obama’s side, saying that Mr. Obama is legally allowed to take actions on immigration.
“As far as I can tell, every president in the modern era has issued some executive action on immigration, so I imagine he’ll be on pretty firm legal ground,” Clinton said at a gala for The New Republic magazine’s centennial celebration.
Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members excluded from the last overhaul of U.S. immigration policy in 1986, according to The Associated Press.
Clinton’s remarks come on the eve of Obama’s prime-time address Thursday evening, where he’s expected to shield about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
An audio tape of Bill Clinton released on Wednesday confirmed longstanding reports that he ‘could have killed’ Osama bin Laden but decided not to because he was concerned about civilian casualties in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
The audio recording, made with Clinton’s permission by former president of Australia’s Liberal Party Michael Kroger and released to Sky News by Kroger, reveals Clinton telling the former Australian politician and more than two dozen Australian businessman about the missed opportunity during a visit to Australia several months after the end of his presidency.
The conversation eerily took place the day before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks masterminded by bin Laden.
‘Osama bin Laden — he’s a very smart guy. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about him, and I nearly got him once,’ Clinton can be heard saying in the recording.
Audio of a meeting between former President Bill Clinton and former Australian political leader Michael Kroger from Sept. 10, 2001, reveals that Clinton had the opportunity to kill Osama Bin Laden when he was president but didn’t
‘I nearly got him. And I could have gotten, I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children.’
‘And then I would have been no better than him,’ Clinton said. ‘And so I didn’t do it.’
Kandahar is the spiritual home of the Taliban, and it became the physical home of bin Laden during Clinton’s second term as president. Bin Laden was believed to be living at a compound in Kandahar called Tarnak Farms at the time.
Clinton’s account of the abandoned bin Laden mission matches up with a 2004 NBC News report that showed the Clinton administration had eyes on bin Laden in the 2000 and in a 2005 book that claimed Clinton once has the chance to take out bin Laden but didn’t.
During the 9/11 investigation NBC obtained a secret, CIA video of Tarnak Farms taken by Predator drones in the fall of 2000. The images in the video are difficult to make out to the untrained eye, but an intelligence analyst for NBC said the video shows a man roughly the same height as bin Laden in white robes walking around the compound protected by guards.
The NBC report indicated that all intelligence suggested the man in the video was bin Laden and questioned why the government didn’t kill him at that time.
‘We were not prepared to take the military action necessary,’ retired Gen. Wayne Downing, who ran counter-terror efforts for the Bush administration, told NBC.
Osama bin Laden, was later killed in a Navy SEAL raid in 2011, but not before carrying out the deadly September, 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people
The same incident was the subject of Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Coll’s 2005 book Ghost Wars and rehashed in journalist Jane Mayer’s New York Times bestselling book – The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals – four years after NBC’s report.
In The Dark Side, Mayer summarizes Coll’s reporting, explaining that through the use of Predator drones, bin Laden ‘could be watched as he walked through the primitive, undefended, mud-walled compound he and his terrorist associates and their families inhabited in the bleak, sage-brush-strewn plains outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
‘The video imagery was so exquisitely detailed, U.S. officials viewing the videotapes at the CIA and White House could make out a lone child’s swing hanging in the compound,’ she wrote. ‘The robed man seemed to present an irresistible target for missile attack. But the swing haunted Clinton.
‘The swing suggested innocent children lived there,’ she noted. ‘The United States, for all of its military prowess, was a hamstrung Gulliver in the face of Lilliputian terrorists willing to sacrifice innocent lives in a way no civilized nation could.’
Previous reporting on Clinton’s hesitancy to kill bin Laden also indicates that the former president was pressured by then-Attorney General Janet Reno not to use deadly force to capture terrorist targets.
The CIA had ‘no written word nor verbal order to conduct a lethal action’ mission against bin Laden before the September 11 terrorist attack, a Clinton administration official told The Washington Post in 2004. ‘The objective was to render this guy to law enforcement.’
A record of Bill Clinton’s paid speeches shows that Clinton was in fact in Australia on the day that Kroger, the Australian businessman who released the tape, says the audio of Clinton was recorded.
A comprehensive list of Clinton’s speeches published by the Washington Post shows that Clinton was paid $150,000 by J.T. Campbell & Co. Pty. Ltd. to give remarks on Sept. 10, 2001 in Melbourne, which confirms Kroger’s account.
During his interview with Sky News, Kroger said he kept the audio tape secret until now because he simply forgot about it.
It was not until last week, when Bill Clinton was back in Australia for the opening of Torrens University Australia in Adelaide, that Kroger said he remembered the conversation.
Read more: DailyMail
I know this will come as a surprise to the fake Fox News followers, but the facts are indisputable.
In an interview with David Gregory from MSNBC, former President Bill Clinton hit the nail on the head when he explained why Dick Cheney is so upset with the Obama administration, especially when it comes to the war in Iraq. According to the former president, Cheney is “attacking the administration for not doing an adequate job of cleaning up the mess that he made.”
Gregory: The former vice president Dick Cheney said of President Obama in an op-ed claims that Al-Qaeda is decimated is not true, and in fact is on the march. The argument that America is less safe under President Obama. Do you believe Dick Cheney is a credible critic on these matters?
Clinton: (laughs) If they hadn’t gone to war in Iraq, none of this would be happening.
Gregory: It wouldn’t be happening in Syria. terrorist actors?
Clinton: Well it might be happening in Syria, but what happened in Syria wouldn’t have happened in Iraq. Iraq would not have been in effect drastically altered as it has been, but Mr. Cheney has been incredibly adroit for the last six years or so attacking the administration for not doing an adequate job of cleaning up the mess that he made. And I think it’s unseemly.
And I give President Bush, by the way, a lot of credit for trying to stay out of this debate and letting other people work through it.
So true, so very very true!