When I was in office, the Republicans were pretty mean to me. When I left and made money, I became part of the most important group in the world to them. At first I thought I should send them a thank-you note until I realized they were sending you the bill. They protected my tax cuts while:
Withholding promised funding for the No Child Left Behind Act, leaving over 2 million children behind.
Cutting over 140,000 unemployed workers out of job training; 100,000 working families out of child-care assistance; 300,000 poor children out of after-school programs.
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 7:00pm
Anaheim Ducks v. San Jose Sharks
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 7:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 7:30pm
UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball vs. University of Michigan Men's Basketball
TicketsSat., Dec. 10, 5:00pm
Raising out-of-pocket health-care costs to veterans.
Weakening or reversing important environmental advances for clean air and the preservation of our forests.
from William Jefferson Clintons address to the Democratic convention,
Somebodys Going To Pay:Memorable moments from The 9/11 Commission Report:
Reflecting on bin Ladens success in reaching Muslim audiences, Richard Holbrooke wondered, How can a man in a cave outcommunicate the worlds leading communications society?
At some point during this period , President Clinton expressed his frustration with the lack of military options to take out bin Laden and the al Qaeda leadership, remarking to General Hugh Shelton, You know, it would scare the shit out of al Qaeda if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters into the middle of their camp.
During the ride the president learned about the attack on the Pentagon. He boarded the aircraft, asked the Secret Service about the safety of his family, and called the vice president. According to notes of the call, at about 9:45 the president told the vice president: Sounds like we have a minor war going on here, I heard about the Pentagon. Were at war . . . somebodys going to pay.
Rice and others recalled the president saying, Im tired of swatting at flies. The president reportedly also said, Im tired of playing defense. I want to play offense. I want to take the fight to the terrorists.
Secretary Powell recalled that Wolfowitz argued that Iraq was ultimately the source of the terrorist problem and should therefore be attacked. Powell said that Wolfowitz was not able to justify his belief that Iraq was behind 9/11. Paul was always of the view that Iraq was a problem that had to be dealt with, Powell told us. And he saw this as one way of using this event as a way to deal with the Iraq problem.
Compiled by Michael Hoinski
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.