Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Never Thought I'd Say This...

...but bravo, President Clinton:

I NEVER thought I'd give Bill Clinton a standing ovation. But last week in Qatar I did just that.

Our former president gave the most perfectly pitched, precisely targeted speech I've ever heard to a hall filled with Muslim intellectuals and officials. And they listened.
Further, he provides a wonderful example (another statement I thought I'd never make) for Americans who go abroad to speak ill of our nation's leadership:
Asked by an eager-to-Bush-bash delegate if he, Bill Clinton, would have behaved differently after 9/11, our former president said he would have followed an identical course, pursuing our enemies into Afghanistan and beyond. Queried about his position on Iraq, he stated that any disagreements he might have would be most appropriately expressed at home in the U.S., not before a foreign audience.
I'm...well, I'm amazed, and a bit humbled. I tip my hat to you, sir.
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