Tuesday, July 27, 2004

A thought on Bill Clinton

I can't find a convenient link to it now, but when Bill Clinton was over here in the UK recently on his book tour he said some rather strong things in support of Tony Blair's position on the war. Naturally this got rather seriously under-reported. Most of Europe (including many in Britain) seem under the illusion that a Kerry victory would mean an outbreak of US pacifism. The logic seems to be that a Democratic President (or anyone other than Bush) would be more peaceful than a Republican.

Now, examining very, very recent history one only has to look at Bill Clinton's Presidency to see how false this image is. Unilateral air-strikes against Iraq and Afghanistan anyone? OK, not quite unilateral. We in the UK joined in too. Funny, the more things change the more things stay the same.

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