In a New York Times series which closed out 2007 and which outlined the lives and careers of the presidential contenders, one section on the Hillary page was titled “Know Your Enemy” and opened with:

Mrs. Clinton has disagreed with Mr. Obama’s support for presidential-level talks with leaders of nations like Iran and North Korea, but she said that the Balkans had taught her another lesson: know your enemy.

The reference is to Slobodan Milosevic as leader of the Serbs, who had never killed any Americans and historically have behaved as the opposite of what one would consider an enemy. In contrast, those whom we allied ourselves with during the Clinton years — namely the Albanians, Bosnians and Croats — have all committed and/or planned terrorist acts against Americans.

So there you have it — the Clintonian definition of “enemy” is 1) someone who has never killed Americans; 2) someone who has sheltered and organized a rescue of Americans during a war (e.g. Draza Mihailovic’s anti-Nazi guerrillas). In contrast, a “friend” or “ally” is someone who does commit or intend to commit terrorism against Americans.

It’s a good thing the Clintons are finally openly admitting their level of regard for America. In honor of these revelations, we have some new Clintonisms:

After Supporting Kosovo’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (following Bill Clinton’s Congressionally Unauthorized Unilateral Bombing paving the way for Unilateral Declaration)…

I want to send a very clear message to the rest of the world that the era of unilateralism, preemption and arrogance of the Bush administration is over.

– Hillary Clinton, Austin Democratic Debate, Feb. 21, 2008

And Still it was in Better Condition than She Left the White House

You know, just this week…we have had our embassy set on fire in Serbia.

– Hillary Clinton, Austin Democratic Debate, Feb. 21, 2008

And What International Law Provides for Amputating Territory from Other Countries (e.g. Serbia)?

I would be moving very aggressively to hold the Serbian government responsible with their security forces to protect our embassy. Under international law they should be doing that.

– Hillary Clinton, Austin Democratic Debate, Feb. 21, 2008

She’s “Moved Aggressively” Before

Clinton doesn’t bring this one up now, but in a 1999 interview published in Talk magazine, the first lady was quoted as saying that she…called the president on March 21, 1999, from her travels in North Africa. “I urged him to bomb…What do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life?” NATO airstrikes began March 24.

AP, March 8, 2008

Translation: What do we have NATO for if not to Defend our Perverted Way of Life?

Hillary Clinton biographer Gail Sheehy tells NBC’S DATELINE…that after the Monica Lewinsky affair was revealed, Hillary Clinton refused to speak to the President for eight months. According to Sheehy, the standoff did not end until one day in March, 1999 when Hillary called the president telling him to begin bombing Kosovo. Sheehy tells DATELINE’S Stone Phillips: “The day after she said that, he [Bill Clinton] announced that he was informing his NATO allies that he was recommending a bombing campaign.”

– Matt Drudge, November 24, 1999, regarding a November 29th broadcast of “Dateline”

At Least The Clintons didn’t Alienate Europe…They Bombed It

We act to prevent a wider war…Let a fire burn here in this area and the flames will spread. Eventually, key U.S. allies could be drawn into a wider conflict, a war we would be forced to confront later — only at far greater risk and greater cost.

– Bill Clinton, March 25, 1999 Statement to the American People explaining why NATO is bombing European Christians

The Contained Conflict…Spreads

[D]espite the presence of U.S. and NATO peacekeepers, once Yugoslav forces left Kosovo the KLA began a…campaign of ethnic cleansing…Meanwhile, across the border from Kosovo in Serbia proper, the KLA — as part of its effort to carve out a greater Albania — is waging guerrilla war in the Presevo Valley region…

– Christopher Layne and Benjamin Schwarz, Washington Post, March 26, 2000

…and Spreads

Nato troops could be sucked into combating the ethnic Albanian insurgency in Macedonia…The border has grown increasingly tense amid warnings from Macedonia that ethnic Albanians pose a threat to the stability of the entire Balkans region.

– BBC, March 7, 2001

Thanks a Lot!

Melanne Verveer, a Clinton aide who accompanied the first lady on the trip to Macedonia, said…Clinton was forceful in urging the leaders to keep the border open, and in assuring the Macedonians that the U.S. would support them in coping with the influx of [Albanian] refugees.

– AP, March 2008

Support

Macedonia took in over 400,000 Kosovo Albanian refugees. However, when the country was no longer needed for Clinton’s military adventures, it was forgotten, and the long-term consequences of Kosovo — an emboldened pan-Albanian Balkan insurgency — were ignored…[America] began secretly supporting the NLA [(Albanian) National Liberation Army] from its Kosovo base, Camp Bondsteel, through logistical and communications support as well as secret arms airdrops to Albanian-held mountain villages in northwestern Macedonia.

For Macedonians, the nadir was reached in June [2001, post-Clinton], during a three-day battle at the Skopje-area village of Aracinovo, where NATO ordered the Macedonian Army to stop its operations and then spirited the heavily armed Albanian fighters off to freedom…[T]he public was shocked when it was reported that Islamic fighters and 17 American military contractors from the Virginia-based Military Professional Resources Incorporated (MPRI) had been found amongst the NLA’s ranks…From that moment, the humiliated and disappointed Macedonian public’s worst suspicions seemed to have been confirmed: America and NATO were in full favor of the Albanian guerrillas.

– Chris Deliso, The Coming Balkan Caliphate

Mission Accomplished

I can report to the American people that we have achieved a victory for a safer world, for our democratic values and for a stronger America.

– Bill Clinton, address to the nation at the end of the bombing, June 10, 1999

Pay no Attention to the Men Behind the Rocket-Propelled Grenade

[F]ederal authorities busted the so-called Fort Dix Six before the alleged Muslim terrorists launched their murderous attack on the military installation. Four of the six are ethnic Albanians. Three of the four are brothers [from Macedonia]. And the fourth, according to authorities, was a sniper in Kosovo.

– John David Powell, EtherZone.com, May 14, 2007

Clinton Lied, People Died

In fact, the death toll from NATO bombings — estimated at more than 6,000 — exceeded 2,108 confirmed killed in the fighting, a total that includes Serbian combatants. This was a far cry from the 100,000 dead Albanians Clinton warned of in the run-up to war.

– Christopher A. Roach, Orlando Sentinel, March 3, 2008

Wild Horses — or B-52 Bombers — Couldn’t Keep him Away

Mr. President, have some respect for the men and women risking their lives to follow your orders. I ask you to have the decency to suspend your relentless foraging for campaign cash while our troops are in harm’s way.

– Jim Nicholson, then chairman of the Republican National Committee, in reference to Clinton’s attendance of two Democratic fund-raisers the day that airstrikes began, March 24, 1999

Lay off! Bill Clinton is not our Moral Compass!

On the day the [Juanita] Broaddrick story broke in the Journal, the most interesting, and appalling, item on the evening news broadcast was a report by David Martin, the CBS Pentagon correspondent. The White House, he said, wanted to bomb Serbia, even though our NATO allies opposed it. It is to think the unthinkable that the proposed bombing had anything to do with diverting attention from Juanita Broaddrick, of course. The thought is too overwhelming. But it is also unthinkable that we have a rapist in the White House. Who could possibly believe that, either?

– John Corry, American Spectator, April 1999

The Other Socks: Sandy “Socks” Berger, the Cat Burglar

Mr. Berger… folded documents in his clothes, snuck them out of the Archives building, and stashed them under a construction trailer nearby until he could return, retrieve them, and later cut them up…What could have been important enough for a lawyer of his distinction to risk disgrace, disbarment, and prison? At President Clinton’s request, he reviewed highly confidential material… Mr. Berger’s willingness to risk everything to suppress the information goes well beyond ordinary concerns against excessive disclosure.

– Ronald A. Cass, RealClearPolitics.com, January 15, 2007

Kosovo Docs in Berger’s Socks?

WABC’s John Batchelor’s regular guest, John Loftus has just reported this evening that the documents stolen by Berger would have revealed that Bill Clinton and the Clinton administration hired al-Qaeda terrorists to fight for the Muslims in Kosovo. Loftus stated the Clinton administration provided documents and facilitated travel for the al-Qaeda terrorists from Afghanistan to Kosovo to help the Islamists fighting for a foothold back into Europe.

– Mary Mostert, LibertyPost.com, July 20, 2004

BONUS CLINTONISMS (for getting through the Kosovo Clintonisms):

Or My Husband’s

Well, I think that if your candidacy is going to be about words, then they should be your own words.

– Hillary Clinton on Barack Obama’s “borrowed” recent speech, Austin Democratic Debate, Feb. 21, 2008

Bill Clinton, January 20, 1993 Inauguration Speech:

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

Hillary Clinton, April 2007, Premature Inauguration Speech:

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be fixed by what is right about America.

If I can’t Suppress the Press, have a Command Economy, or put my Political Enemies in Jail, No One Can!

This gives the Cuban government, under Raul Castro, a chance to change direction from the one that was set for 50 years by his brother. I’m going to be looking for some of those changes: releasing political prisoners, ending some of the oppressive practices on the press, opening up the economy.

– Hillary Clinton, Feb. 21, 2008, Democratic Debate in Austin, TX

People, There are Cheaper Ways to Get Rid of a Dog; I did it Twice

We’re also going to put much tougher standards in place so that people cannot import toys with lead paint [or] contaminated pet food…into our market.

– Austin Democratic Debate, Feb. 21, 2008

Probably Because you Forgot to Tip Her Again

Everywhere I go, I meet people who either have been or are about to lose their home — 85,000 homes in foreclosure in Texas, 90,000 in Ohio. I’ve met the families: the hairdresser, the single mom who’s going to lose her home…

– Austin Democratic Debate, Feb. 21, 2008

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