From: Daily Mail
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton bombed Saddam to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal – what Huma Abedin’s Muslim journal claimed about her boss’s husband
An article in the Muslim journal where Huma Abedin was assistant editor claimed Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair. …
‘By occasionally bombing Iraq in the name of humanity, at least, he has been able to look strong and presidential.’
Clinton’s bombing of Iraq in December 1998 was widely mocked as ‘Monica’s war‘.
He ordered four days of strikes by bombers and cruise missiles at the height of his impeachment trial, brought in the wake of his admission that he had had a ‘not appropriate’ relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
The strikes – known as Operation Desert Fox– were ordered the day after the House of Representatives issued a report accusing the president of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ and ended on the day the articles of impeachment were passed.
Previous strikes in 1996, Operation Desert Strike, were ordered during a campaign finance scandal.
Among the other allegations leveled in the article are claims that the Gulf War of 1991 was driven by a desire for profits and political gain, with the U.S. government and media glossing over the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis who were ‘demonized’ and ‘characterized as subhuman’.
The article claimed that President George HW Bush, who ordered the invasion by a U.S.-led coalition force, saw his support rating jump nearly 90 per cent following the war. In fact he was voted out of office after his first term. …
‘Subsequent sanctions have led to even more Iraqi deaths, including over 600,000 Iraqi children alone.’
The journal article said that Iraqis were viewed with a ‘racist outlook’ and described in the media, by the U.S. government and military in terms including ‘cockroaches’ and ‘barbaric’, pitting Muslims and Arabs as evil against a humanitarian Western force.