Thursday, September 04, 2003

Bill Clinton, Terrorism, and Intelligent Policy

A lot of conservatives like to think that Bill Clinton allowed terrorism to happen. There's a certain comfort zone in believing in things that support your beliefs, even if they have little to do with actual fact. presents a clear case that dismisses such theories. I tend to agree with their conclusions.

Of course, there's always the matter that the mostly-Republican congress refused to enact the suggestions of the 1996 Gore Airline Security Commission until it was too late.

When it comes to poltics, rhetoric is usually stronger than reason. That's why it's so refreshing when we find a politician that isn't afraid to embrace a good idea, regardless of party affiliations. That's why Howard Dean is such a breath of fresh air.

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