CLINTON LAUNCHES ATTACK ON BUSH... UNOFFICIAL LAUNCH OF HILLARY'S CAMPAIGN
Bill is like the German barbarian in Gladiator shouting his battlecry at Maximus in the opening scene of the movie. Bill is shouting the first real battlecry of Hillary's run against Bush and the Republican Party now. Of course, Maximus's reaction in the scene was, "A people should know when they are conquered."
Former US president Bill Clinton sharply criticised George W. Bush for the
Iraq War and the handling of Hurricane Katrina, and voiced alarm at the swelling US budget deficit.
Breaking with tradition under which US presidents mute criticisms of their successors, Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq "virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction."
The Iraq war diverted US attention from the war on terrorism "and undermined the support that we might have had," Bush said in an interview with an ABC's "This Week" programme.
Clinton said there had been a "heroic but so far unsuccessful" effort to put together an constitution that would be universally supported in Iraq. (full article)