It is all too common these days to see former
In the latest test to the adage of "politics stopping at the water's edge," former U. S. President Bill Clinton went to Davos, Switzerland and the World Economic Forum and proceeded to blame the
As participants, and the "mostly admiring audience (that) seemed to hang on his every word, "
Regarding the issues,
Of course, the Davos crowd of learned elites and the like "seemed to hang on (
So what did the former president-turned-God on earth say?
On Iraq- The United States should not "give this thing up and say it can't work," but should consider "drawing down some of our troops and reconfiguring their components, trying to increase the special forces (and) putting them in places where they're not quite as vulnerable."
On Hamas- Clinton also suggested the West should be more open to eventual dialogue with Hamas. "One of the politically correct things in American politics ... is we just don't talk to some people that we don't like, particularly if they ever killed anybody in a way that we hate," he said. "I do think that if you've got enough self-confidence in who you are and what you believe in, you ought not to be scared to talk to anybody."
"You've got to find a way to at least open doors ... and I don't see how we can do it without more contact," he said. Hamas might "acquire a greater sense of responsibility, and as they do we have to be willing to act on that."
On U.S. Economic Policy- Clinton said that the current global system "works to aggravate rather than ameliorate inequality" between and within nations _ including in the United States, where he lamented the "growing concentration of wealth at the top," alongside stagnation for the middle classes and rising poverty.
"I don't think we've found the way to promote economic and political integration in a manner that benefits the vast majority of the people in all societies and makes them feel that they are benefited by it," he said. "Voters usually see ... issues from the prism of their own experience."
We have seen this before from Clinton and others--like former President Jimmy Carter-- and it has been documented right here in these pages. Not to long ago, it was Clinton in Canada, in regard to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Or Former President Carter's malicious mumblings about President Bush being out of step regarding American values.
Whatever the case, or whomever the personality, the mainstream press never wearies over printing as much negativity against the current administration (or any GOP administration) and the United States--so long as it is made by a "Democratic God" like Bill Clinton.