Talk:Bill Clinton

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So I'm confused--is Bill Clinton a member of the Skull & Bones, or not??? "reputed" implies yes with no confirmation--why would his membership be "reputed?"

and reputed member of the Skull & Bones club at Yale, Clinton's name is associated with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission

-- Maynard -- thanks for that -- was going to check that yesterday but ran out of time -- I'm with you -- there's not much use including speculation --bob

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Clinton received oral sex from an intern and was impeached for lying about the same to a grand jury. He was credibly accused of rape and in a shocking, although not altogether surprising, display of hypocrisy, left-wing feminist groups refused to condemn the man. Oh, and he was an advocate of workplace anti-sex harassment law! HA HA.

This sort of comment belongs on the talk page, not in the article. Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky is already mentioned in the article. The claim that he was "credibly accused of rape" is vague and unsupported by any specifics, and the blather about feminist hypocrisy is merely editorializing, as is the gratuitous phrase "HA HA." We're trying to compile informative articles here. The article itself should stick to facts and specifics. If you want to have an argument, confine it to the talk page. --Sheldon Rampton 00:58, 3 Mar 2004 (EST)

Reverted last edit. Neither comment nor edit are supported by documentation.

14:34 . . Jaypitsby (Talk) (GOP did not do the investigating of Clinton nor is it responsible for investigating the causes of 9/11.)

FIrst use of the phrase "politics of personal destruction"

I have had an email from a reader asking for details on when Clinton first used the phrase "politics of personal destruction". I donlt have time to hunt for this so in case anyone else knows perhaps you can post a note here and I'll email them and tell them to keep an eye on this page. --Bob Burton 22:56, 20 Dec 2005 (EST)

See Politics of personal destruction

Undocumented Material

Relocating the following ref here. It has a broken link and will come back to find another source later.

  • 16 June 2003: "Hagen wants Clinton to head NATO. One of Norway's most highly profiled and right-wing politicians, Carl I. Hagen, is urging the nomination of former US President Bill Clinton as new NATO boss. Norwegian officials have given up hopes that their own defense minister, Kristin Krohn Devold, will get the job."

The following has been removed from the main article until it can be properly sourced:

His presidency was marred by numerous scandals, many of which were contrived by the conservative movement, such as "Travelgate," "Whitewatergate," and unfounded allegations of foul play in connection with the death of Vincent Foster. He became the second president to be impeached, following a lengthy and highly publicized investigation of his sexual affair with White House aide Monica Lewinsky.
Over $52 million had been spent by Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr investigating the Clinton scandals, more than the Bush administration spent on investigating the attacks upon the World Trade Center in September 2001.
Notably absent from the "outrage" directed at Clinton was any mention of the atrocities committed by his administration. On Clinton's watch, the following things happened:
  • The destruction of the al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Khartoum, Sudan on August 20, 1998. It was destroyed by cruise missiles in retaliation to the August 7, 1998 embassy bombings attributed to Osama Bin Laden. The destruction of the plant led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people who could not get the medicine they needed. The plant had no ties to Bin Laden and was not creating weapons of any kind.
  • Murderous sanctions against Iraq which killed hundreds of thousands of people, including many children.
  • The serious NATO bombings in Kosovo which increased the death toll of the conflict dramatically as expected.
  • Massive U.S. arms support for genocide in southeastern Turkey carried out against the Kurds throughout the 1990s. Tens of thousands were killed, several million refugees fled.

Also, this article is woefully inadequate, not one single piece of the info is sourced. Updated Artificial Intelligence 07:45, 23 Sep 2006 (EDT)