Powerline just shreds former President Clinton's attacks on President Bush. As well they should.
Do you recall Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan or Bush Sr. attacking Clinton while in office (or even after)? Nope. That's because they all followed the long standing tradition of Presidents not to criticize their successors in the name of national unity and patriotism.
Of course, Jimmy Carter has been viscously attacking President Bush for years.
Now, after better than four years of relative quiet from 'BJ' Clinton, he explodes on Stephanopolis's show in a disgusting tirade.
Breaking with tradition under which US presidents mute criticisms of their successors, Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq "virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction."
That entire quote is false. We had a coalition (oooh, but not that military and economic powerhouse of France), the inspections started in 1993 and were never going to by 'completed', 'no real urgency' doesn't even make any sense. And finally, how about this Clinton quote from July 23, 2003:
"[I]t is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons." Yeah, "no evidence".
I guess when Clinton made that declaration, we should have assumed that he was lying then as well.