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April 01, 2008

Hitchens on Hillary

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The First Lady of Aviation

Like Ed Morrissey says, we've all had a lot of fun with the Hillary/Bosnia story. If nothing else, it's given me quite a few opportunities to practice photoshop. Christopher Hitchens, though, says we should take this as a glimpse into the dark political heart of the Clinton machine:

I can remember, first, one of the Clintons' closest personal advisers—Sidney Blumenthal—referring with acid contempt to Warren Christopher as "a blend of Pontius Pilate with Ichabod Crane." I can remember, second, a meeting with Clinton's then-Secretary of Defense Les Aspin at the British Embassy. When I challenged him on the sellout of the Bosnians, he drew me aside and told me that he had asked the White House for permission to land his own plane at Sarajevo airport, if only as a gesture of reassurance that the United States had not forgotten its commitments. The response from the happy couple was unambiguous: He was to do no such thing, lest it distract attention from the first lady's health care "initiative."

It's hardly necessary for me to point out that the United States did not receive national health care in return for its acquiescence in the murder of tens of thousands of European civilians. But perhaps that is the least of it. Were I to be asked if Sen. Clinton has ever lost any sleep over those heaps of casualties, I have the distinct feeling that I could guess the answer. She has no tears for anyone but herself.

I've taken a great deal of pleasure mocking Hillary for her untruths. The Bosnia story helps me remember just how politically ruthless and deceitful the Clintons really are, and gives me a renewed desire not to give them a second chance at power.


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