The Bill Clinton We Never Knew (Because He Never Existed)
by Jim Kouri, CPP
Below is a column I wrote in September of 2005, when Bill Clinton touted his terrorism war credentials with a Democrat sycophant Matt Lauer of NBC's The Today Show, who allowed Clinton to revise history. It appears that every September, Bill Clinton attempts to santize his legacy from that of an Oval Office Casanova to that of a warrior. This column is as relevent now as it was then, considering his tirade Fox News on Sunday. Only in this case, the interviewer, Chris Wallace, didn't lap-dance for Clinton the way Lauer and others did.
Former President William Jefferson Clinton appearing on NBC's The Today Show bragged about how his administration thwarted terrorist attacks. During his interview with Matt Lauer -- without the least bit of shame for his obvious lie -- Clinton continued to revise history without any questioning of his comments by the mainstream news media (MSM).
But let's give credit where credit is due: Clinton and his people do TALK a great war on terrorism. Let's examine Clinton's record of combating terrorists:
In 1993, President Clinton prevented a bombing at New York City's World Trade Center. Oh. Wait. The terrorists did succeed in bombing the WTC, killing six and wounding over 100 New Yorkers. So that attack wasn't thwarted. But at least he visited the site of that horrible terrorist attack. No? You say he never went there?
Okay, Clinton was new in the job. He later distinguished himself as a stong commander-in-chief. Afterall, he did fiercely battle a faction of Al-Qaeda in Somalia right after the so-called Black Hawk Down incident. Oh. Sorry. Actually Clinton pulled out our troops. Well, we didn't want to lose more soldiers and high-tech weaponry so Clinton did the right thing. What? What's that you say? Oh, so Clinton didn't send troops in with tanks, Bradley armored vehicles and high-tech weapons? He sent them in with Hummer death traps, rifles, grenades launchers, and other conventional weapons? Well, at least he sent them in armed so they could defend themselves.
Bill Clinton then thwarted an attack on Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1997, when terrorists attempted ... What? No! Really? The terrorists succeeded and killed scores of American military troops and civilians? My mistake.
But he did thwart the simultaneous attacks on our embassies in 1998.... Ooops, my mistake. The terrorists succeeded in that attack. But he did succeed against the terrorists plotting their attack on the US Navy's USS Cole in 1999. I'm wrong? Really? The terrorists killed how many sailors? Seventeen?
Well, you can't argue with the fact that Clinton mobilized law enforcement and the intelligence community to work together to identify and takeout terrorists before they struck. What? No way! His Administration prohibited intelligence agents from providing information to law enforcement agencies? What??? Get outa town! His Justice Department increased the height of the "wall" prohibiting the FBI and the CIA from sharing information?
But surely he ramped up the CIA to go after those bin Laden cutthroats. He did what??? He signed an executive order prohibiting CIA officers from utilizing "unsavory characters" as informants? Who was behind that lunacy? So it was Rep. Bob Torricelli (D-NJ), who tried passing a bill limiting CIA operations in 1995. It couldn't pass, so Clinton issued an executive order.
So when did Clinton succeed in thwarting a terrorist attack? The Millennium attack? No way. That one I know isn't true. Clinton didn't apprehend a Islamofascist on his way to bomb Los Angeles International Airport. It was achieved by an alert female US Customs agent. Clinton did take credit for it, but the MSM knew that the hardworking Customs agent never received any terrorism alert and took it upon herself to investigate a suspicious looking character coming across the US-Canadian border.
Yet, our unbiased MSM decided to allow Clinton and his flunkies to take credit and the Customs agent has been delegated to anonymity. The Customs agent who saved countless lives and property remains unknown in history, but William Jefferson Clinton is being allowed to rewrite history. Terrorism warrior, my foot. The only positive thing is that the brave Customs agent wasn't disciplined for her use of racial profiling.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.