Bill Clinton Squashes a Little Bug

Brian Zick

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Chris Wallace of Fox News lied to get an interview with Bill Clinton, promising to speak about Clinton's nonpartisan Global Initiative project, and his efforts to raise over $7 billion to combat some of the world’s gravest problems. Instead, Wallace launced a sneak attack, falsely asserting the premise identical to the bullshit ABC fraudumentary on 9/11, alleging that Clinton had failed to "connect the dots" and put al Qaeda "out of business."Clinton fired back and called bullshit. He exposed the false pretense Wallace had used to get the interview. Clinton then called attention to conservatives' double standards and self-contradictions in their criticisms then - when he was President - and now. "All of President Bush’s neocons claimed that I was too obsessed with finding Bin Laden when they didn’t have a single meeting about Bin Laden for the nine months after I left office. All the right wingers who now say that I didn’t do enough said that I did too much. Same people."Clinton also said, "But at least I tried. That’s the difference in me and some, including all the right wingers who are attacking me now. They ridiculed me for trying. They had eight months to try and they didn’t…I tried."Think Progress has the transcript.

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