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.

BuzzFlash.com presents a clear case that dismisses such theories. I tend to agree with their conclusions.

http://www.buzzflash.com/perspectives/Clinton_and_Terrorism.html

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.

http://nsi.org/library/safety/aviationsec.html

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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E.P. Thursday, September 04, 2003