LEGACY PROJECT - Issues Research & Analysis
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January 24, 2002
The Bill Clinton "Legacy Project," instigated last December by the former president and his friends, is off and running in an unlikely direction. Clinton’s record as Commander in Chief was abysmal. That did not stop the New York Times from publishing a New Years Day op-ed piece headlined "Winning With the Military Clinton Left Behind." The hubristic piece, written by Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution, claimed that "...President Bush stands on the verge of winning a war with the military that Bill Clinton bequeathed him."The theme was quickly picked up by the same partisans who recently denounced Senior Presidential Advisor Karl Rove for injecting "politics" into public discussions of the War on Terrorism. The Clinton Legacy Project is determined to "spin" the story to Clinton’s advantage, while hypocritically denouncing anyone who happens to notice the obvious. . . Read More