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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Begging Your Pardon, Mrs. Clinton

"We have another simple question perhaps Hillary could answer: If your husband was so intent on fighting terrorism and killing bin Laden, why did he, on Aug. 11, 1999, grant clemency to 16 members of the hard-core Puerto Rican terrorist group Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN)? And to repeat a question former Clinton guru Dick Morris asked earlier this year: 'Did (you) know that Bill was pardoning the FALN terrorists to help (you) win Puerto Rican votes in New York?'

FALN terrorists carried out more than 150 bombings in the U.S., including the lunchtime bombing of Fraunces Tavern in New York on Jan. 24, 1975, that killed four. Before this pardon, Clinton had denied clemency in 3,039 out of 3,042 cases. Why this one, if he was serious about fighting terrorism?

As recounted in a Nov. 10, 1999, Washington Post story, this politically motivated pardon of terrorists was also designed to help Al Gore's 2000 presidential bid.

A White House memo written by Jeffrey Farrow, co-chairman of the White House's interagency working group on Puerto Rico, said on March 6, 1999: 'The VP's Puerto Rico position would be helped' if the terrorists were granted clemency. The memo noted that clemency was also a priority for three congressional Democrats with large Puerto Rican constituencies."

Read the rest at Investor's Business Daily


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