In response to yesterday’s post, a reader sends this essay from Newsweek, written about six months after Clinton left office:
June 27  – Nearly a year after he failed to achieve a deal at Camp David, former president Bill Clinton gave vent to his frustrations this week over the collapse of peace in the Mideast. And Clinton directed his ire at one man: Yasir Arafat. On Tuesday night, Clinton told guests at a party at the Manhattan apartment of former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke and his wife, writer Kati Marton, that Arafat called to bid him farewell three days before he left office. “You are a great man,” Arafat said. “The hell I am,” Clinton said he responded. “I’m a colossal failure, and you made me one.”
I recommend the rest of the story, complete with Clinton’s assessment of the future (now past) found here. The text is no longer available on the magazine website.
Question: When will world leaders ever change their tune about Palestine? This is a case of willful blindness combined with political speak. Clinton has nothing to lose now; why can’t he step up to the plate and tell the truth?…oh, right, he’s hoping to be First Lady.
Well, maybe after Hillary’s done with her failures we’ll get a straight story. After all, freedom’s just another word for nothing-left-to-lose…