I saw a short clip of Bill Clinton on The Today Show this morning.
Remember when we had a real President? I looked on the NBC site, and I couldn’t find the exact video, so I’m paraphrasing here, but this is pretty accurate. He was talking about the current conflict on the Israel-Lebanon border:
I am not one of those who thinks we should not be engaged in the Middle East because “they can’t make a deal” and we don’t want to be associated with failure. I just don’t define it that way. As far as I’m concerned, the more involved we are there, the fewer people die.
Imagine that. Despite the crippling and humiliating efforts of the Republican Party which probably doomed Clinton’s efforts as President to bring about an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, he is still more interested in diplomacy and saving lives than in looking good (even if he does wear the red-and-white checkered cowboy shirt better than President Howdy Doody).
In the mean time, here is how our current
simpleminded forceful and direct president assesses the situation, speaking through a mouthful of buttered roll:
As if I needed more evidence that the world has gone upside down.
UPDATE: Sky News has the Bush video here.