Clinton Criticizes Iraq War

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, November 18, 2005

Clinton Criticizes Iraq War

November 21, 2005

Bill Clinton is at it again. The former president says the Iraq war has been a “big mistake.” He said this in Dubai where, no doubt, he was making one of his six figure speeches.

Time was that a former president never criticized a current president, especially in time of war. But Bill Clinton’s only principle is himself and whatever makes him look good.

But when he was president, Clinton said “Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.” Clinton ordered attacks on Iraq. He said the mission was to attack “Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.” Clinton said while other nations have WMD’s, Hussein was in a different category because he had already used such weapons against his own people and his neighbors.

That sounds like a case for war to me, but Bill Clinton is not a principled man and he will say and do anything – in or out of office – to promote his and Hillary’s interests, even at the expense of his country’s interests.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.