Post-911 Musings on Iran from Moderate Democrat Bill Clinton
I can't take it anymore. Not even my own contributions to "it." It being the exalted ranking of Bill Clinton and his wife as light years better than any Democrats in the White House or as present prospects for same in 2008 since JFK.
My previous sentence may well be true, but I'm sure their is also a least horrific Flue epidemic since Cain left Eden.(and while we are on the subject of rankings, let me encourage my fellow Americans in Mississippi that no matter if all Americans were as wealthy as Bill Gates, one state would still be ranked 50th, ie last.) But I digress:
Bill Clinton in 2003 at Davos:
"Iran today is, in a sense, the only country where progressive ideas enjoy a vast constituency. It is there that the ideas that I subscribe to are defended by a majority."
Same Moderate Democrat in 2005 to Charlie Rose (also counted a moderate by the MSM since he lived in North Carolina for more than 24 hours):
"Iran is the only country in the world that has now had six elections since the first election of President Khatami (in 1997). (It is) the only one with elections, including the United States, including Israel, including you name it, where the liberals, or the progressives, have won two-thirds to 70 percent of the vote in six elections: Two for president; two for the Parliament, the Majlis; two for the mayoralties. In every single election, the guys I identify with got two-thirds to 70 percent of the vote. There is no other country in the world I can say that about, certainly not my own."
So, while millions of Iranians, especially the young, look to the United States as a mode of progress and democracy, a former president of the US looks to the Islamic Republic as his ideological homeland.
Back to Davos 2003:
Clinton told his audience in Davos, as well as Charlie Rose, that during his presidency he had "formally apologized on behalf of the United States" for what he termed "American crimes against Iran."
Read the whole report from Amir Taheri's WHO SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO WHOM?