Clinton, President or...
What is the difference between an Usama bin Laden bombing American embassies in Africa (assuming it was actually him), and a Billy Clinton bombing civilians in Iraq. Clinton has his reasons? Well, I am sure bin Laden has his reasons and arguments too. Bin Laden's reasons are unjustifiable? absolutely, but Clinton's reasons are just as unjustifiable in the eyes of millions around the world, especially with all the concern that his decision to bomb was but an aversion of some major political problems back home. I am not yet convinced that the only way to counter Saddam's projected threat involves the spilling of innocent blood. After all, the reason why Saddam is so condemned by the world is because of his capacity to spill innocent blood. What sort of effort to prevent the killing innocent people, involves killing innocent people? Clinton and bin Laden are two of a kind. It comes down to having to be too subjective, and biased to differentiate the two. Objectivity would only equate them as guilty of the same crime. Ladies and gentlemen, our president is a terrorist!
Question to Clinton!
After listening to Clinton's speech delivered after the first air strike
against Iraq, during which he claimed Iraq's crime was possession
of weapons of mass destruction, coupled with American speculation that
Iraq would one day use them, I would love to ask him a simple question.
I would ask him: "Mr. President, in your eyes, who is worse off, Saddam
Hussein or Harry Truman; a man who allegedly owns weapons of mass destruction
and might one day use them, or a man who actually did own weapons of mass
destruction and actually did use them?"
The UN - all but dead!
What is the purpose of the United Nations? The organization's credibility is faltering miserably day after day. When I was a kid, inexperienced and naive, I had this funny impression that the "United Nations" was about the world's "nation's uniting"! Kids think the darnest things!
In December of 1998, when the US suddenly decided to bomb Iraq, the other nations in this union were not priorly consulted. One would think that bombing a country packed with civil life is a major decision that deserves some level of international consultation. Not one nation in the "United Nations" was consulted. The US would be the prosecutor, the judge, and the executioner. Even setting aside the many downtrodden nations of the UN, whose ambassador's fill chairs for routine's sake and who are there for fun rather than for politics, no major nation was warned of the strike. Even the permanent council itself was not given its due; only one of the other big four nations that make up the council were informed by the US, England of course was the only one in full approval and support of the bombings. Not surprising, given that during and after WWII, England had been raised from the dead by the US and sustained ever since. But what did the other three do? France, for its part, mumbled of confusion and indifference.
On the other hand, Russia and China were not about to be made fools of, or were they? They ferociously condemned the strike, expressed their anger to the press, and allowed for demonstrations of their compatriots in front of US embassies. Russia even went so far as to temporarily withdraw their ambassador from the US. Am I impressed? No. The following day and the day after and the day after, the US continued to bomb Iraq, more severely than before. They continued to be outspoken about the bombings and the "devastation" they intended to cause. Russia and China had been proven completely ineffective. In terms of power and influence, they had indeed been made fools of and ridiculed. The United Nations had all but officially come to an end. Though Yeltsin's reaction had gotten more public attention than my own, we are ultimately just as effective. I demonstrated in the privacy of my own bedroom, carrying picket signs and rioting. Ridiculous? Well, let's just say that the US paid as much attention to me, as they did to Yeltsin, no more, no less. I feel special. Ladies and gentlemen, I am just as powerful as the president of Russia!