Monday, September 19, 2005

Clinton lambastes Bush

Washington - Former US president Bill Clinton on Sunday sharply criticised George W Bush for the Iraq War and the handling of Hurricane Katrina and voiced alarm at the swelling US budget deficit.

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 there were weapons of mass destruction".

The Iraq war diverted US attention from the war on terrorism "and undermined the support that we might have had," Bush said in an interview with an ABC's "This Week" programme.

Clinton said there had been a "heroic but so far unsuccessful" effort to put together an constitution that would be universally supported in Iraq.

The US strategy of trying to develop the Iraqi military and police so that they can cope without US support "I think is the best strategy. The problem is we may not have, in the short run, enough troops to do that," said Clinton.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Wolfmoosepigchicken said...

Keep it coming. The more beef he takes the more replicans will be pushed to separate themselves from Bush and his ideologues.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Wolfmoosepigchicken said...

Er, republicans. I guess I'm a bad speller. ;-)

11:26 AM  

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