The Corner

HRC & Sticking It To the Terrorists

Maybe Sen. Clinton can begin her Conversation With America by explaining what she thinks of her husband’s pardon of 16 FALN terrorists in 1999 (which Clinton’s former advisor Dick Morris has said was done to help HRC politically with New York’s Puerto Rican vote in her 2000 run for the senate). 

She might then follow with her views of Pres. Clinton’s last official act:  pardoning Weather underground terrorists Susan Rosenberg and Linda Sue Evans.  (See Jay Nordlinger’s piece here; also, this piece of mine, in which I discuss support for radical attorney Lynne Stewart, upon her conviction for material support to terrorism, from former Clinton administration Justice Department official Jo Ann Harris — note my error, as well: I said Clinton had pardoned Weather Underground terrorist Laura Whitehorn; not true — Whitehorn was actually paroled in 1999; it was Evans (Whitehorn’s and Rosenberg’s co-conspirator in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Capitol), not Whitehorn, whom Clinton pardoned along with Rosenberg on his way out of office.)

With the conversation thus started, we could then perhaps address the Clinton administration’s complete failure to do anything (i.e., no military action and not even the usual ineffective indictments) in response to the bombings of Khobar Towers (1996) and the U.S.S. Cole (2000). 

We could then ask whether Sen. Clinton favors the declassification of the Millennium After-Action Report (addressing the Clinton administration’s performance in the run-up to the Millennium bombing plot) which Sandy Berger was caught stealing from the National Archives in 2003. 

Then, finally, we could ask about the failure to do anything meaningful to apprehend or kill Osama bin Laden upon his indictment in Spring 1998 — after which he carried out the embassy bombings, the Cole bombing, and 9/11.

Armed with this information, we would be in a much better position to assess how firm she’d be with terrorists.

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