Monday, December 13, 2004

Clinton's Blood Money

Is there a more disgusting person than Bill Clinton? I guess Marc Rich is in very close running:
In January 2001, in the final hours his presidency, Clinton bypassed law-enforcement and intelligence agencies to wipe the books clean for Rich after being subjected to intense lobbying from former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Rich's jet-setting ex-wife, Denise, who donated more than $1 million to Democratic campaigns — including Sen. Hillary Rodham's first Senate race — along with an additional $450,000 to Clinton's library fund.

Investigators still do not know how recipients of the vouchers led to Rich, but say his relationship with Saddam goes back more than a decade.

A report by the House Government Reform Committee on Rich's clemency deal established that it was well known to the CIA and other U.S. law-enforcement agencies at the time of the pardon that Rich had been dealing with Saddam since the early 1990s — after the Persian Gulf War when Iraq was the subject of an international embargo.

The report, which relied on several classified briefings by the CIA, said Rich loaned money to the cash-strapped dictator in exchange for favorable treatment on oil prices at a later time.
Someone really should start a running list of the ways that the Clintons have hurt this country. Now when Hillary kicks off her presidential campaign in 08 how many reporters are going to be talking about those donations? Having to guess from the shameful behavior of the MSM during the past election, it will probably be zilch. Shall we start the betting now?