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  • Clinton lied under oath
  • He is in a close race with Jimmy Carter, only history will tell. It kind of depends on the eventual outcome of Clinton ignoring the ever growing threat of Islamic Fundamentalist terrorism while he was getting hummers in the oval office. If we can stem this Carter will still be the King of Morons. If we lose this thing it's all on Clinton, he had the chance to nip it in the bud.
  • My problem with President Clinton was his lack of attention to and not dealing with the genocide in Rwanda during 1994 because of other matters
  • DTN DIRECTORY GROUPS ISSUES FUNDERS INDIVIDUALS MEDIA ACADEMIA POLITICS ARTS & CULTURE INDIVIDUALS VIEW ALL RESOURCES BILL CLINTON Printer Friendly Page Books: Absolute Power: The Legacy of Corruption in the Clinton-Reno Justice Department By David Limbaugh Losing Bin Laden : How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror By Richard Miniter Catastrophe: Clinton's Role In America's Worst Disaster By Christopher Ruddy and Carl Limbacher Jr., Eds. High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton By Ann Coulter Bitter Legacy: Newsmax.Com Reveals the Untold Story of the Clinton-Gore Years By Christopher Ruddy Dereliction Of Duty: The Eyewitness Account Of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security By Robert Patterson The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House By Barbara Olson Legacy : Paying the Price for the Clinton Years By Rich Lowry Hustler: The Clinton Legacy By Joe Sobran Sellout: The Inside Story of President Clinton's Impeachment By David Schippers Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years By James Bovard Because He Could By Dick Morris Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals By William Bennett The Clinton Crack-Up: The Boy President's Life After the White House By R. Emmett Tyrrell Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine By Candice Jackson The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 By Lawrence Wright Articles: The Real Bill-ary Problem By Charles Krauthammer November 2, 2007 7 Things to Know about the Clintons By Bob Tyrrell October 18, 2007 Leaping Before We Looked: The Clinton Administration's Bosnian Failure By Marvin Olasky October 18, 2007 Billary Sitrep: A Lock For a Third (and Fourth?) Clinton Term By Ross Mackenzie October 11, 2007 Bill Clinton's Shady New Friend By Tom Fitton October 2, 2007 Court to Hear Other Hillary Fundraising Case By Fred Lucas September 7, 2007 Another Clinton Donor Scandal Emerges By Charles R. Smith September 6, 2007 The CIA Proves Clinton's Dereliction of Duty By Tom Fitton August 29, 2007 Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton's Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora August 22, 2007 Bill Crafts Hillary's Bio By Dick Morris August 9, 2007 Unpresidential Catfight By Myrna Blyth July 23, 2007 Michael Moore and Bill Clinton: Birds of a Feather By Ericka Andersen July 13, 2007 Dems: Selective Outrage By Rich Galen July 6, 2007 Hair-raising Stuff from Good Ol' Bubba By Wesley Pruden July 6, 2007 Do the Clintons Now Support Jail Time For Perjurers? By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann July 6, 2007 Hillary Attacks Bush Clemency For Libby By Fulton Lewis July 6, 2007 Pardon Fitz By John McClaughry July 6, 2007 Hillary Praises WWII Win, Plans Iraq's Defeat By Amanda Carpenter June 20, 2007 Aide: Bill Broke Pact with Hillary By WorldNetDaily.com June 13, 2007 Buy One, Get One Free By Suzanne Fields June 7, 2007 Scandal Follows the Clintons By Amanda Carpenter June 1, 2007 Days of Their Lives By Noemie Emery May 26, 2007 Pre-Emptive Clinton Fatigue By Tom Purcell May 17, 2007 The Clinton Crack-Up By Jamie Glazov May 14, 2007 The Clinton Crack-Up By Bill Steigerwald April 24, 2007 Clinton vs. Carter on Israel By Eli Lehrer April 6, 2007 Almost Half of Americans Fear Corruption if Clintons Return to White House By Fred Lucas April 5, 2007 Bill Clinton Weakened America By Michael Reagan March 30, 2007 An Embrace of Jihadist "Peace" By Caroline B. Glick March 27, 2007 When in Doubt, Act Offended By Paul Greenberg March 27, 2007 Clinton Tries to Legitimize Dubai Anti-Semites By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann March 26, 2007 Hillary's Experience: Ask Bill (He Doesn't Remember It) By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann March 12, 2007 China's "Bamboo Network" By Carl F. Horowitz March 9, 2007 Clintons' Hypocrisy Catching Up By Linda Chavez March 2, 2007 Ex-Presidents' Big Payday By Jeff Jacoby March 1, 2007 All the Ex-President's Money By Cal Thomas February 27, 2007 Touchy, Ain't She? By Jed Babbin February 26, 2007 Hillary Is No Bill By Cal Thomas February 1, 2007 Carter and Clinton's "New Covenant" By Don Feder January 30, 2007 Brother Carter and Brother Clinton's Baptist Revival By Mark D. Tooley January 24, 2007 Bill Clinton and the Decline of the Military By Lynn Woolley December 21, 2006 Clinton Pardoned Hastings's Co-Conspirator By Byron York November 20, 2006 Bill Clinton: Torture Advocate? By Alan M. Dershowitz October 18, 2006 I Did Not Have Sex with That Nomad, Osama bin Laden By Ann Coulter September 28, 2006 The Real Clinton Emerges By Dick Morris September 27, 2006 Bill Clinton, Pampered Prima Donna By L. Brent Bozell III September 26, 2006 Why The Clintons Belong in Prison By Jamie Glazov April 5, 2006 More Fallout on Bill Clinton Eruption: Hillary Speaks By Nathan Burchfiel September 26, 2006 'Right-Wingers Attacking Me,' Clinton Says By Susan Jones September 25, 2006 If Only Bin Laden Had a Stained Blue Dress... By Ann Coulter September 13, 2006 Clintons' Connections Leave Hillary Open to Conflict of Interest By Tom Fitton September 8, 2006 How the Clintons Ruined "Their Lives" By Michael J. New June 22, 2005 Bill Clinton Hauls in Foreign Cash By Amanda B. Carpenter May 5, 2006 Finishing What Clinton Left Undone By Dick Morris July 26, 2006 How Clinton Trained Terrorists Militant Islam Monitor July 24, 2006 The Clinton Marriage - Not Again! By Tom Purcell June 5, 2006 Chinese Communist CEO Gave Bill Clinton $200,000 By Amanda B. Carpenter June 2, 2006 Clinton Endorses Farrakhan's Hate-March By Don Feder May 13, 2005 Clinton's Calamities By Stephen Morris July 19, 2004 Clinton's Dirty Dossier: Original Documents Related to the Lewinsky Scandal By TheSmokingGun.com Saudis: Bill Clinton Tearful Over Lewinsky, Not Khobar By Carl Limbacher October 10, 2005 The Clinton Paradox by Duncan Currie March 16, 2005 Bill Clinton Urges Dialogue With Hamas NewsMax January 31, 2006 Clinton Conflicts, Arrogance and Duplicity By David Limbaugh March 7, 2006 Once Again Bill Clinton Shows He's Not a Man of Principle By Rabbi Aryeh Spero February 13, 2006 Clinton's Other Domestic Spying Program By Lowell Ponte February 22, 2006 Defaming Israel By Rocco DiPippo October 14, 2004 Why Clinton Wouldn't Call Out the Saudis By Dick Morris October 19, 2005 Clinton Ignored 9/11 Warning By Dick Morris September 19, 2005 America's Lounge Lizard -- Bill Clinton Just Won't Go Away By Doug Gamble October 4, 2005 Bubba Betrays the Troops By Dick Morris November 23, 2005 No Freeh Speech By Scott Jordan November 7, 2005 Their Lives By Jamie Glazov June 30, 2005 Trail of Lies By Richard Cohen August 9, 2004 Clinton First Linked al Qaeda to Saddam By Rowan Scarborough June 25, 2004 The Idiot's Guide to Chinagate By Richard Poe May 26, 2003 Bill Clinton Defends Bush on Iraq By Larry Elder August 1, 2003 The Times Not A-Changin' By Dick Morris June 18, 2003 How Clinton Trapped Himself By Carol Iannone July 13, 2005 Protecting the IRS By Robert Novak December 15, 2005 Bill and Hillary's Teacher Pension Perfidy By Peter Schweizer January 30, 2006 Fight the Bullies of Islam By Michelle Malkin February 1, 2006 Four Windbags and a Funeral By Patrick Hurley February 10, 2006 How the Left Undermined America's Security Before 9/11 By David Horowitz September 10, 2004 Appeasing North Korea: The Clinton Legacy By Ben Johnson January 3, 2003 Harry Truman, the Anti-Semite? By Ben Shapiro July 16, 2003 The Last Redoubt Left By Lowell Ponte May 27, 2003 Partisan Clarke By Charles Krauthammer March 26, 2004 Bush Discovers Africa By Armstrong Williams July 16, 2003 Is Clinton Trying to Become UN Secretary General? By William Rusher May 19, 2005 Bill Clinton, Enviros Failed in Montreal By Myron Ebell December 15, 2005 Bush Praised for Efforts to Help Blacks in Africa By Bill Sammon July 7, 2003 The Clinton Crime Family By Clinton Memorial Library 2000 I Believe By Michael Kelly February 4, 1998 Telling Truths By Lowell Ponte June 16, 2003 An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton By Dick Morris June 13, 2003 Jewish Voters and Left-wing Parties By Mark Milke May 21, 2003 Why We're Touring the Clinton Library By Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey October 25, 2005 Legacy of 42nd President Framed With Barbs at 43rd By John F. Harris November 11, 2005 If Not al Qaeda, Which Terrorist Groups Were Clinton Administration Officials Referring to? By Daniel McKivergan November 22, 2005 Bill Clinton, Historian? By Joel Engel January 19, 2006 Book Reviews of Between Hope and History The Adventures of "But Man" By John Pitney Jr. November 1996 Grand Themes, Modest Proposals: A Clinton Mix By Richard Bernstein September 4, 1996 Book Reviews of My Life My Life Is Just More Lies By R. Emmett Tyrell June 24, 2004 The Pastiche of a Presidency, Imitating a Life in 957 pages By Michiko Kakutani June 20, 2004 U.S. President, 1993-2001 On December 19, 1998, became the second President in American history to be impeached His presidency was filled with foreign policy debacles that would compromise American national security for years to come . The forty-second President of the United States was born William Jefferson Blythe on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William Blythe, died in an automobile accident three months before the birth of the baby, who was adopted by his stepfather, Roger Clinton. Bill Clinton attended Georgetown University, then Oxford, and eventually graduated from Yale Law School in 1973. Two years later he married Hillary Rodham, whom he had met at Yale. From 1977 to 1979 Clinton was the Attorney General of Arkansas. He was elected Governor of the state in 1978, lost a re-election bid in 1980, and then won back the office in 1982. He was thereafter re-elected in 1984, 1986, and 1990. In 1992 he defeated incumbent George H.W. Bush in the race for U.S. President, and in 1996 was elected to a second term when he defeated Republican Senator Bob Dole. Clinton's presidency was marred by a long succession of scandals, including sexual harassment allegations, lawsuits, an accusation of rape, and, most famously, revelations that he had carried on a sexual affair with 21-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On December 19, 1998, after having perjured himself repeatedly before a grand jury, Clinton - on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice - became only the second President (after Andrew Johnson in 1868) in American history to be impeached, though he was not removed from office. In October 2001 he was disbarred from practicing law before the United States Supreme Court. He had previously had his Arkansas law license suspended for five years as a result of a disbarment lawsuit brought by a committee of the Arkansas State Supreme Court. While the aforementioned scandals made bold headlines, Clinton's most significant failings as President concerned less publicized but far more ominous matters of national security. Clinton's loathing of the American military led to his failure in his primary responsibility: the protection of the American people. His actions with regard to military preparedness speak for themselves. In less than three years, deployments increased while manpower decreased from 2.1 million to 1.6 million. That decrease was the foundation upon which stood Al Gore's purported "reinvention" of government. Of the 305,000 employees removed from the federal payroll, 286,000 (or 90%) were military cuts.The statistics for America's defense during the Clinton years reveal the deep-seated animosity of the administration toward those who served in the military. The Army was cut from 18 divisions to 12. The Navy was reduced from 546 ships to 380. Air Force flight squadrons were cut from 76 to 50. While the U.S. military was used as a 'meals on wheels' service by the Clinton administration in its nation building adventures, the military had its own humanitarian crises at home on its own bases. The pay freeze instituted by Clinton was imposed on a military in which 80 percent of all troops earned $30,000 per year or less. Food stamp applications soared and re-enlistment rates dropped. In May 1996, Lt. Col. Robert Patterson was appointed Senior Military Aide to President Clinton, a role which required him to accompany Clinton at all times and carry (handcuffed to his wrist) what is known colloquially as the "nuclear football" - a black bag which contains the top-secret codes needed in case of nuclear war. Patterson fulfilled this role from 1996 to 1998. In addition, he was the operational commander for all military units assigned to the White House, including Air Force One, Marine One, Camp David, White House Transportation Agency and White House Mess. In his book Dereliction of Duty, Patterson writes that "[d]amn near all" of his military associates viewed the administration's military policies as "open-ended" and "rudderless." As the carrier of the nuclear football, Patterson was astounded that Clinton repeatedly said on the campaign trail no American children would have to go to sleep with nuclear missiles pointed at them. Such a statement was patently untrue. Conversations he overheard in the car transporting the President most often did not revolve around foreign policy issues but subpoenas, lawyers, and executive privilege. The Clintonites had priorities, and national security was not one of them. The nuclear football goes everywhere with the President. Several days after testifying in the Paula Jones deposition, Patterson went to exchange the codes for the football with Mr. Clinton, only to find that Clinton did not have them. "I don't have mine on me," said the President. "I'll track it down, guys, and get back to you." The codes could not be found that day. Patterson notes that in the wake of the President's well-publicized troubles with women, the White House staff referred to attractive females as "security risks." It was then that he realized, "The biggest security risk was the President himself." In the aforementioned case of the lost security codes, for instance, one would think the administration's top priority would have been to locate them. But instead, the chief worry for John Podesta and White House deputy counsel Bruce Lindsey was that this story might find its way to the press. One of Clinton's distinct talents was the empathetic "I feel your pain" charade. Consider, for instance, the 1998 flight above tornado-ravaged Florida as Clinton, White House spokesman Joe Lockhart, and Bruce Lindsey played cards aboard Marine One. Patterson recalls, "When it was time to align Marine One with the press helicopter for a picture, the President quickly peered out the window, feigning an interested and grief-stricken expression. The sole reason for the trip, in his mind apparently, was for that photograph." Along with the lack of respect for the military went a failure to understand its purpose. One of Hillary Clinton's staffers remarked, during a drive through South Africa, that the First Lady was appalled by the poverty and wondered aloud whether the country did not have a military to do something about it. The Clintons saw the military primarily as a humanitarian organization, not as a professional force to defend the country. Osama bin Laden and his terrorist-related activities were well known to the United States by 1995. Clinton had an opportunity to capture him in the fall of 1998, but was unavailable. When he was finally reached, further consultation was needed with various secretaries. The two-hour window in which bin Laden could have been caught was lost. Says Patterson, "This lost bin Laden hit typified the Clinton administration's ambivalent, indecisive way of dealing with terrorism. Ideologically, the Clinton administration was committed to the idea that most terrorists were misunderstood, had legitimate grievances, and could be appeased, which is why such military action as the administration authorized was so halfhearted, and ineffective, and designed more for 'show' than for honestly eliminating a threat." Hits on Americans by Islamic fundamentalists associated bin Laden continued through the decade as the price for an administration that was derelict in its duties and traitorous in its effect. The nation was at risk while the commander-in-chief golfed, cavorted, dialogued or was otherwise unavailable for the ultimate task of defense against a foreign enemy. Clinton chose not to support research and development for a Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) system to shield the United States against the specter of a missile attack by any of the world's numerous unstable, nuclear-capable regimes - in spite of a Donald Rumsfeld-headed commission's 1997 determination that nuclear threats to the American mainland from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran were grave enough to warrant an immediate push to develop an effective defense system. Even the threat of an accidental first-strike ought to be of great concern to those entrusted with overseeing national security. As Bill Gertz reported in his 1999 book Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security (which is the source for the information that fills out the remainder of this profile), on January 25, 1995 America came within a hairsbreadth of a Russian-launched nuclear attack - when Russian military forces temporarily mistook a Norwegian scientific rocket for an American ballistic missile headed for Russia. President Boris Yeltsin, for the first time in Russian history, went so far as to activate his Cheget, the display screen showing attack assessment data and containing the infamous button which, when pressed, authorizes the Russian military to initiate nuclear retaliation. Rep. Curt Weldon observed that Yeltsin was "one decision point away - less than several minutes away - from launching an all-out nuclear attack on the United States." Nevertheless, Clinton refused to deal with the unpleasant reality of nuclear threats from abroad. As columnist David Limbaugh observed, Clinton sought "to pacify truly dangerous nations with unilateral concessions, under the flawed notion that totalitarian regimes will return kindness for kindness." Moreover, wrote Limbaugh, Clinton was "afraid of rocking the international boat and mucking up his legacy again," and thus preferred to leave the nuclear dilemma for future administrations to address. Clinton dismantled the Energy Department's Russian Fission monitoring program which had kept tabs on Russia's nuclear arsenal - at a time when CIA reports showed that Russia's alarmingly poor control over its 21,900 nuclear warheads made it more possible than ever that an accidental Russian strike could occur. Colonol Robert Bykov, a career strategic missile officer and member of the Russian parliament, candidly lamented that Russia "could launch an accidental nuclear strike on the United States in the matter of seconds it takes you to read these lines." Clinton boasted about his diplomatic success in having persuaded the Russian military to detarget its intercontinental missiles away from American sites - the alleged crowning achievement of his 1994 summit with President Yeltsin. But in point of fact, the detargeting he lauded was an unverifiable, purely symbolic gesture that could easily be undone within a matter of fifteen minutes and provided not a scintilla of added safety for the American people. Moreover (notwithstanding Clinton's glowing reports of improved safeguards), Russia, in violation of its every diplomatic pledge, was engaged in a major arms buildup and the construction of a massive underground network of bunkers and command centers for waging nuclear war. In fact, Russia had already signed contracts to illegally sell advanced nuclear defense systems to such nations as India, China, and the United Arab Emirates. CIA Director George Tenet testified in 1998 that Russia was illegally giving enormous assistance to Iran's missile program as well. On July 22, 1998, Iran stunned the world by conducting the first test flight of its new Shahab-3 medium-range missile capable of carrying nuclear or biological weapons. Yet Clinton vetoed a 1998 piece of legislation that would have brought retaliatory sanctions against Russia. Russia was by no means the only front where Clinton policies created conditions that left Americans in greater, rather than lesser, danger. For example, the President loosened America's longstanding ban on the export of supercomputers and other high-technology products to Communist China; this allowed Beijing to dramatically improve the potential accuracy of its intercontinental missiles, vaulting the Chinese missile program forward by at least ten years. A prime American beneficiary of this Clinton policy was Loral Space & Communications chairman Bernard Schwartz, the single largest contributor to the Clinton campaign and to the Democratic Party. In 1996 it was discovered that Chinese spies had stolen nuclear design secrets from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the most damaging security breach in American history - giving China the ability to produce and deliver nuclear warheads via submarines, mobile missiles, and long-range missiles. Yet a 1998 Senate Governmental Affairs Committee concluded that foreign campaign contributions Clinton had received "were facilitated by individuals with extensive ties to China." A July 1997 Energy Department report, which detailed even more comprehensively China's ongoing espionage, came to light on the eve of Clinton's scheduled summit with the Chinese president. Because this meeting was designed to dramatize his purported success in improving relations with Beijing, Clinton ordered the Energy Department to conceal from Congress its findings about the espionage. Unhappily for Clinton, the new information came to light while Congress was examining how sources tied to China's intelligence agency and military had helped him win the 1996 election - by illegally pouring rivers of money into his campaign coffers. Nevertheless, he boasted that, thanks to his administration's diplomacy, "there are no more nuclear missiles pointed at any children in the United States. I'm proud of that." But in April 1998 the CIA revealed that 13 of China's 18 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) were in fact targeted on the United States. This was an ominous revelation, particularly against the backdrop of Chinese General Xiong Guangkai's 1995 warning that Beijing was prepared to respond to any American interference in Chinese-Taiwanese conflicts by actually bombing the city of Los Angeles. Moreover, as the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency revealed, China was - in direct violation of U.S.-Russian agreements - trying to buy advanced ICBM technology from Russia and colossal ten-warhead missiles from Ukraine. China was also continuing its illegal transfer of missile technology and equipment to Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, and Turkey. In 1998, U.S. intelligence reports warned of China's rapid progress in developing missiles capable of hitting targets 7,500 miles away. Clinton mandated that no official White House spokesmen tell the public about the menacing Chinese buildup. A military analyst at the Heritage Foundation eventually discovered it and went public with the information. Another dismal chapter of Clinton administration foreign policy was the growing crisis in North Korea, whose military had already amassed enough plutonium to build nuclear weapons as early as 1994. When Korean leaders denied outside inspectors access to suspected weapons-production sites, Clinton negotiated a plan giving them ten years to dismantle their weapons program and five years to surrender their existing plutonium stockpile. He thereby shifted to a future President's administration the burden of eventually dealing with the potentially horrific consequences of a Korean buildup. In the spring of 1997, U.S. intelligence satellite photographs showed some 15,000 Korean workers building an immense underground nuclear facility in an area called Kumchangni. Clinton waited for more than a year, until July 1998, before informing Congress about the Kumchangni construction. Clinton remained opposed to SDI when even when America's National Security Agency learned in 1999 that Chinese scientists were aiding North Korea's satellite program for the guidance of long-range missiles.Then there was the case of Iraq, which Defense Secretary William Cohen estimated to have "produced as much as 200 tons of VX [nerve gas], theoretically enough to kill every man, woman, and child on the face of the earth." Notwithstanding Cohen's sobering estimate, Clinton assented to a U.N.-brokered deal in the mid-1990s that greatly restricted inspectors' access to Saddam Hussein's "sensitive presidential locations" that were suspected of housing nuclear and biological weapons production plants. Afraid of being cornered into a potentially embarrassing public showdown with Saddam, Clinton elected to pacify the Iraqi dictator by intervening to dissuade U.N. inspectors from making surprise visits to the suspected weapons sites. In short, Clinton placed his preoccupation with his own public image above the safety of his countrymen and the world at large. This was the most enduring legacy of Bill Clinton's presidency. The answer to your question is,Yes. Part of this profile is adapted from the article "Dereliction of Duty," written by Mary Walsh and published by FrontPageMagazine.com on April 2, 2003. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • He was awful! Now his wife is running for the same office. God help us all!
  • Bill Clinton was not a bad President. He just got caught doing something that society doesn't readily accept. Other than that one personal indiscretion, he was a better than average President.
  • Bill Clinton was neither as brilliant as many of his supporters claim, nor was he as lousy as his detractors claim. Two key factors to remember about Clinton's presidency: Republicans controlled Congress for the last 6 years of his presidency. The Lewinsky scandal basically shot the last 2 years of his presidency. Many of Clinton's detractors have extremely selective memory. For example, many blame Clinton for not killing/capturing Osama Bin Laden during his term. Yet, when Clinton ordered cruise missile attacks in Afghanistan for that very purpose, many of those same critics accused him at the time of 'Wagging The Dog' (from the name of a movie about a President who starts a phony war to distract people from a sexual scandal). Furthermore, many of the 'scandals' that plagued Clinton during his tenure turned out to be 'much ado about nothing' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitewater_scandal#Epilogue On the other hand, Clinton deeply frustrated many of his supporters. His continual use of the 'triangulation' strategies... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation_%28politics%29 ...made it seem like Clinton had essentially no political principles beyond his own reelection (similar charges have been leveled at Hillary Clinton). Nominally liberal cartoonist Garry Trudeau became so frustrated with Clinton that he started drawing a waffle to represent Clinton in his 'Doonesbury' strip. Left-leaning author Christopher Hitchens became so upset that he wrote a scathing book: http://www.amazon.com/No-One-Left-Lie-Values/dp/1859842844/ Overall, Clinton benefited by being in office during a time of relative peace and economic prosperity. He didn't do too much to screw that up. On the other hand, between his personal scandals and his lack of principled leadership he left many people disappointed that he didn't do better.
  • I think Clinton was a good leader, his private life bears no relation to his work.
  • Most Presidents are neither good nor bad or both good and bad, however you look at it. People who assign such strict value to a Presidency are failing to look at each issue from both sides.
  • President Clinton was a good president. He actually taxed the rich, and largely favored the lower/working class and minorities. Bill Clinton should be remembered for his achievements in boosting the US economy, and not just for his affair with an intern.
  • Compared to the other presidents Clinton was personally brilliant and very good as a president. American conservatives should love this guy because of his performance in lowering the national debt. (But I dont hear that.) By the way, visit us now, while the dollar is cheap, because if we get a competent manager as president next election the dollar will go back up against the pound and the euro. You will be welcome anytime. (Visit scenic Salford, PA)
  • Besides his philandering, he was a good leader and presented a good image to the world and our economy as well as international relations were much better than what George Bush managed to do to sell out the US for sheer greed. He makes George Bush look like a fifth grade class president.
  • No he wasn't. The only thing that I can say to sum everything up is.... That he connected with PEOPLE. That's what made him great. His personality itself won the heart of Americans. There's always going to be negative ppl. But there it is.
  • BILL WAS A GREAT PRESIDENT, HE DID HIS JOB...
  • i'm no political historian but i'm pretty sure they've all been bad presidents- except maybe John F. Kennedy.
  • I don't think any of the Presidents were perfect. And as history shows, with all came some type of faults. I myself did not vote for Bill. But only because I did & still do a very long history check on those running for office. For if I have to vote. I want to know who & what I am voting for. For the way I see it. If I vote for someone and they get elected in. What ever good or bad they do, during their time in office. I a voter am part responsible for their outcome. We all learn from our mistakes. And a wise person would not trail down that same path again. P.S. This part is for you Bill....I am sure glad you got a haircut before coming to office.......LOL........M.C.S.
  • As far as Democrats go he wasn't bad. He just got caught doing what everybody else does and had to pay the price. We had a good economy under Clinton.
  • Let's look at simple facts: 1. He addressed each of his campaign promises in his first year. He wasn't successful in winning on all points but he did take them up - even in the face of a Democrat controlled congress that was against him. 2. His administration included some excellent people like Joycelyn Elders. He made the poor choice of firing her after she suggested teenagers learn about masturbation as 1 way to counter teen pregnancy and the rise of STD's. 3. His administration actually ran a surplus - and this with a Republican controlled congress that was certainly not on his side. This is a short list. I think one other thing to keep in mind is that many polls suggested he would have won a 3rd term if he could have run. In my opinion he wasn't perfect by any means, but he was probably the best president in this 42 years old's memory. And before the flames begin - let me say I am a registered Republican, I'm just not religious about it.
  • 1.He sold nuclear tech to North Korea(who did not have it at the time) 2.Sold missle guidance tech to China.Now China can hit our shores with ICBMs. 3.Tried to sell the Long Beach Port to the Chinese-Communists. 4.First president to be impeached for personal malfeasance. 5.There's alot more,but I don't have all day.lol!

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