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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Clinton's Remarks on Iraq

It looks like Bill Clinton is trying to set the record straight about Iraq. He made these comment to Arab students in the UAE and got a standing ovation. I am trying to imagine GWB ever speaking to Arabs, or ever getting applauded for anything. Is he testing out Hillary's themes for '08?


Anonymous said...

The law states that a person can only have two consecutive terms in the office of the president.

Congress has before it a proposal to remove this restriction.

And there is nothing about someone having second go at two terms.


// posted by Branedy

Anonymous said...

Actually, this is a common misconception. The 22nd amendment to the constitution reads:

"Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term. "

Clinton is out.

But, if you think about it, the greatest power of the Presidency is often said to be the "bully pulpit." That is, by virtue of being President, everything they say is regarded as important and is covered by the press ad naseum. Clinton's rock star like status enables him to get coverage on what ever he says even though he's not in office. It's not the same as being in office but people are listening to Clinton more than Bush these days partly because Bush sounds like a broken record and never accepts responsibility for anything.  

// posted by Raised By Republicans