Today marks two big anniversaries. First, it’s the 10th anniversary of the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy”:
Ten years ago Hillary Clinton (then the First Lady) went on television with Matt Lauer and said:
“This is the great story here for anybody willing to find and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.”
Thus was born the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
Our baby is all grown up now. Pardon me if I get a little verklempt.
But our celebration of a decade of VRWC isn’t the only 10th anniversary celebration today. No sir.
Today marks ten years since Congress was warned that Saddam Hussein was developing nuclear, biological, and other “weapons of mass destruction.” That such weapons had indeed been found by inspectors, had been used in the past, were a threat to be used in the future, and that Hussein must be stopped before he could become and even greater threat to the free world.
Who said that? Bush? Nope. Republican warmongers? Negative.
President Bill Clinton himself said these very things to a joint session of Congress ten years ago today.
Why this doesn’t cover Bill under the anti-war left’s “going to war under false pretenses” conspiracy umbrella, I have no idea: