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September 23, 2006

And Now A Word From the Big Dog


Bill Clinton on Fox News: (usa today)

Clinton: No, let’s talk about it.

Wallace: But the question is, why didn’t you connect the dots and put him out of business?

Clinton: Let’s talk about it. I will answer all those things on the merits, but first I want to talk about the context in which this arises. I’m being asked this on the FOX network. ABC just had a right-wing conservative running their little pathway to 9/11, falsely claiming it was based on the 9/11 commission report with three things asserted against me directly contradictory to the 9/11 commission report. And I think it’s very interesting that all the conservative Republicans who
now say I didn’t do enough claim that I was too obsessed with bin Laden.

All of President Bush’s neo-cons that I was too obsessed with bin Laden, they had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office. All the right wingers who now say I didn’t do enough, said
I did too much, the same people. They were all trying to get me to withdraw from Somalia in 1993 the next day after we were involved in Black Hawk Down and I refused to do it and stayed six months and had an orderly transfer to the United Nations.

While I didn’t understand at first why Clinton was on Fox News, I also didn’t understand why Fox thought they’d get the better of him. After reading over the transcript a few times, I understood, or at least had a reference point for what sharp dialetic means.


  1. Has this aired yet? I read the amazing transcript, but I thought the interview had been taped and is to run on Fox News Sunday.

    media concepts1:11 pm

  2. The closest thing I can think of is that Fox wanted Clinton to look pro-war(in general)….. ?

    Or perhaps it’s because they’ve been drinking a little too much of their own Kool-Aid?



    StealthBadger6:51 pm

  3. It’s on Fox News Sunday tomorrow, but because it’s become a big news item, the word is pretty much out.

    And, like I’m going to watch Fox News Sunday.

    —AltHippo • 6:52 pm

  4. StealthBadger,

    I’m going with your Kool-Aid theory.

    Look, your confident with your verbal skills. I’m confident with my verbal skills.

    But, would either of us ever want to cross… The Big Dog?

    (it helps if you imagine Kill Bill theme music in the background when anyone says Big Dog.)

    —AltHippo • 7:10 pm

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