You May Not Like Clinton, But He Wasn’t an Idiot

Great analysis of the Bush White House failures:

Fatal in Difference – Bush’s catastrophic allergy to Clinton. By William�Saletan: “Notice what these four statements dismiss: Law enforcement. Pinpricks. Rolling it back. Swatting flies. That was why Clarke couldn’t get a hearing. His ideas were too partial, too ad hoc, too Clintonesque. Bush wanted a bigger approach: Comprehensive. Strategy. Eliminate. Different. His ‘comprehensive strategy’ was delivered on Sept. 4, 2001. Is the White House embarrassed that it spent those six months studying the ‘many complex issues involved in the development of the comprehensive strategy’ instead of swatting the ‘flies’ that would kill 3,000 Americans a week later? No. It’s proud.”

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