Last week Bill Clinton was interviewed by Chris Matthews in what Clinton took as an attack. Now, the Clintons are famous for the lines about the vast Right Wing Conspiracy, and while we do know there is such a conspiracy, perhaps the Clintons are a little sensitive to that. Who is that Conspiracy? Well, it's the Neocons for one, the people who have become the leaders in the U.S. Administration. It was they who, in the 1990's, dogged the Clintons with overly hyped allegations, some of them false.
In the interview Bill Clinton became very angry and passionate. He compared his efforts against Al Qaeda with the Bush administration saying "At least I tried" saying that the Bush Administration did not try to do anything about the Al Qaeda threat. When Clinton left office it was very well understood what the threat of Al Qaeda was, through the attacks on U.S. Embassies in Africa, the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole and some other events.
In 1998 when Clinton launched cruise missles against Al Qaeda bases in Sudan and Afghanistan, what did the neocons do? They berated Clinton for his focus on Al Qaeda and for missing the obvious threat of Iraq. Hmm, where have we hard that line before?
In any case, the Bush groupthink machine launched into motion attacking Clinton for daring to say anything against the Bush Administration.
Olbermann's special commentary on Clinton vs Fox has some interesting commentary on the Bush Administrations slander of Bill Clinton, and of Clintons right to speak out as he is now doing.
The Bush Administration is trying to, Olbermann asserts, rewrite history and lay the whole blame for the September 11, 2001 attack on Bill Clinton's feet. Mr. Clinton is very right to refuse this, for it was the Bush Administration who ignored the warning signs, it was the Bush Administration who focussed on the distraction that is Iraq, etc. The rewriting of history is that Clinton was so distracted by the Lewinsky scandal that he could not bring any force to bear against Al Qaeda. Well, history shows that to be false, but what else can we expect from the lie machine that is the Bush administration? The outrageous thing about this is that the people pushing that theory were the ones who in the 1990's created that environment of the overly hyped witch-hunts such as the Lewinsky scandal.