The boy just can’t help himself.
How else can you explain Bill Clinton taunting Obama, even though Hillary still needs his support, while associating his wife with the military intervention that she’s trying to escape.
Clinton, speaking with Sen. John McCain Tuesday night in a closed press event sponsored by the McCain Institute, contrasted Obama’s inaction in Syria to his own action in the 1999 NATO intervention in Kosovo, which included the bombing of the forces of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. Clinton said a president must look beyond public and congressional reluctance to military intervention for the sake of national security and to save lives.
“You just think how lame you’d be … suppose I had let a million people, two million people be refugees out of Kosovo, a couple hundred thousand people die, and they say, ‘You could have stopped this by dropping a few bombs. Why didn’t you do it?’ And I say, ‘because the House of Representatives voted 75 percent against it?’” Clinton said. “You look like a total wuss, and you would be.”
Bill Clinton is telling Obama to ignore Congress, which he would anyway, but as a matter of philosophy, he is urging some sort of alternate Constitution in which presidents can go to war without regard to what Congress thinks.
Sadly this is the Constitution we’re living under, but it’s not too comforting to future voters to know that 2016 would be Round 2 of Clinton Lawlessness. A basic question that should be asked of Hillary is whether she will go to war without talking to Congress the way Obama did.
Digging deeper, Clinton is patting himself on the back for invading Yugoslavia, a country where genocide was not taking place, while ignoring Rwanda where genocide was taking place.
Here’s Clinton saying it himself…
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton admitted that if the U.S. had gone into Rwanda sooner following the start of the 1994 genocide, at least a third or roughly 300,000 lives could have been saved.
The Kosovo death toll was a tiny fraction of that. The intervention had nothing to do with human rights and everything to do with Muslim rights.
That’s why Obama made it clear that he similarly would not take action over Rwanda or Sudan. But he did go into Libya and wants to go into Syria.
“If you refuse to act and you cause a calamity, the one thing you cannot say when all the eggs have been broken is, ‘Oh my god, two years ago there was a poll that said 80 percent of you were against it.’ You look like a total fool,” Clinton said.
Actually that’s the one thing you can say. An elected official is supposed to follow the will of the people. It’s amazing that Clinton is openly talking about his contempt for that even while he wants to plant his wife in the Oval Office.
“Some people say, ‘See what a mess it is. Stay out.’ I think that’s a bad mistake. I agree with you about this,” Clinton told McCain. “Sometimes it’s just best to get caught trying, as long as you don’t overcommit.”
“Get caught trying.” That’s the story of his life.