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Bill's Book Another Chance to Bash

Reported by Judy - June 24, 2004 -

The release of Bill Clinton's memoirs is providing professional Clinton-haters a chance to bash him with some of their old zeal. A case in point is the appearance of Tony Blankley on Fox and Friends on June 24.

In an interview with show co-host Steve Doocy beginning at 8:25 a.m. EDT, Blankley discussed his column in the Washington Times comparing Clinton to Neville Chamberlin, the British prime minister who some historians believe made a mistake trying to appease Hitler before the start of World War II.

"Clinton's great failure was that bin Laden and Al Qaeda [developed] under his watch," said Blankley. He said the longer the "war on terror" goes on, the more "history" will blame Clinton for failing to address it.

Tony, "history" doesn't make judgments. Historians do. And there are all kinds of historians, some liberal, some conservative. Historians will remain divided about Clinton's legacy, but one thing they all will have to do is look at the context of Clinton's actions. What actions did he take, were others urging him to do more, or were they preoccupied with other things, like a right-wing coup? The answers to those questions may make plenty of Republicans uncomfortable.