Thursday, August 25, 2005

Stephie in 1997: Assassinate Saddam

Nary a peep from the MSM on this trip down Memory Lane. While everyone gets hot and bothered over the dimwit Robertson's assertion that we should assassinate Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, time seems to have eased the memory of a Clinton official (and current ABC host) advocating the same thing for a different dictator. Hint: said dictator is one who the left thinks we should have left alone and in power two years ago.
But when senior Clinton advisor George Stephanopoulos publicly argued for the same kind of assassination policy in 1997, the press voiced no objection at all.

Fresh from his influential White House post, Stephanopoulos devoted an entire column in Newsweek to the topic of whether the U.S. should take out Saddam Hussein.

His headlined? "Why We Should Kill Saddam."

"Assassination may be Clinton's best option," the future "This Week" host urged. "If we can kill Saddam, we should."

Though Iraq war critics now argue that by 1997, the Iraqi dictator was "in a box" and posed no threat whatsoever to the U.S., Stephanopoulos contended that Saddam deserved swift and lethal justice.
The article explains how Stephie would have advised Clinton how not to violate "international principles", saying that "What's unlawful - and unpopular with the allies - is not necessarily immoral." This statement should send bloodcurdling shrieks of horror from the pieholes of righteously indignant liberals who are angry at Bush for ignoring the French and the Germans. Here's guessing that had Clinton done the very thing that Stephie proposed, the left would have defended the decision vigorously.

Anywhere in the MSM that you'll see this comparison? liberal media bias.