Clinton Rails on Bush
Appearing on ABC's This Week today, former President Bill Clinton took the offensive against George Bush:
Breaking with tradition under which US presidents mute criticisms of their successors, Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq "virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction." The Iraq war diverted US attention from the war on terrorism "and undermined the support that we might have had..."
Clinton also criticized Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina:
On Hurricane Katrina, Clinton faulted the authorities' failure to evacuate New Orleans ahead of the storm's strike on August 29. People with cars were able to heed the evacuation order, but many of those who were poor, disabled or elderly were left behind. "If we really wanted to do it right, we would have had lots of buses lined up to take them out," Clinton.
Is Clinton stumping for Hillary? Angry that her plan for an independent commission to investigate Katrina failures was rejected? Or, just speaking the truth?
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