Let’s hear the Clintons explain this,
says FrontPage Magazine
So when Bill Clinton allowed Marc Rich to go free — coincidentally just after his wife, Denise Rich, donated $450,000 to Clinton’s presidential-library fund — he set loose one of the conduits that helped Saddam steal $21 billion from his own people and funnel it to his military and, probably, Islamist terrorists. Not only did he allow Rich to escape prosecution for his earlier crimes, he also eliminated any chance of trying him for any crime committed before the pardon was issued in January 2001. While the fortune Rich funneled to Saddam gets used to kill American servicemen and Iraqi civilians, Bill Clinton wanders around his presidential library, wrapped in the loving embrace of the American media.
FrontPage believes this will make a huge dent on Hillary’s chances for the presidency in 2008, and the Best of the Web considers it the Dems’ UN Corruption problem:
Against this backdrop, the possible implication of Rich in the scandal looks like more of a problem for the Dems, since it suggests they’re not merely naive but corrupt. That’s even more true if the party’s 2008 presidential nominee turns out to be someone related by marriage to the man who pardoned Rich.
Maybe, maybe not. Four years from now this will be old news, and the Clintons are the most resilient politicians in recent history. In the meantime (via Betsy) the Clinton liebrary opening was supposed to be a fundraiser but ended up losing about a million dollars. “Right now, being a Clinton guy isn’t necessarily the best thing to be,” says a DNC staffer.
2008 is a long time from now.