"Under Clinton,the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic well being than at any time in its history."Agree?

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  • Bryan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I disagree. I will not deny that Clinton balanced the budget, but he do so at the expense of the military and intelligence budgets. We paid a high price for this in the end. We did not have anything close to relative peace. Do you remember Somalia? What about Bosnia? How about terrorists attacks against the World Trade Center, several embassies and the USS Cole? Perhaps you recall a domestic terrorist attack against the Federal Building in Oklahoma City? Did all citizens feel safe and protected from their own government watching the events play out in Waco and Ruby Ridge? Nope I would definitely have to say I disagree.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I agree. Clinton and Bush have 2 very different ideas about how to run government. Clinton had a make allies mentality. Bush wants to clean house. No doubt anytime there is change , there will be some rumbles. Definitely bigger rumbles in Bush's term, thats for sure! Although I do not agree with everything that Bush has done, overall, I do think he has done a half-way good job. We(the American public) see things hind-sight and can pick out all the things that should-a, could-a, would-a been done differently but most, if not all, of that is due to hind-sight. The old song says "Hindsights 20/20. . ." and it's true.

    Both parties (democrat and republican) havea lot of clean up to do prior to next election. Both have a blemished reputation (in my books) and need to dish out some better tactics for getting votes. People (some but not all american voters) need to stop voting down party lines and vote for the canidate that BEST REPRESENTS THEIR VIEWS. This goes for all parties.

    And just out of pure kindness, you may want to change your posting name, I find it rather politically incorrect. You know, since we live in a politically correct society. . . *Breathes and gets ready for another rant* lol *slaps all those people who want political correctness cause its a bunch of bull*

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, I don't agree. Under Clinton, every wacko in the world was taking swipes at the US without fear of reprisal because Clinton was the worst president we had since Jimmy Earl Carter and would do nothing to defend America, anywhere in the world. As for economics, Clinton swindled the entire Country. His so-called balanced budget was a product of two forms of felony fraud. The first was not spending the money that the Congress appropriated for the Military which left them unable to defend the Country and forced a lot of military families onto welfare. The second was his raping of the Social Security Trust Fund which means that now they are considering raising retirement age to 70 because there will be no money left to pay Social Security benefits to those who worked all their lives and put their money into it. Clinton should have ben hanged right next to Saddam.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Peace: at least five terror attacks against the US, Waco, troops spread all over the world (Bosnia, Somalia), bombings of Iraq and Sudan (not that I disagree with this military action, I'm just pointing out that it occurred under Clinton).

    Prosperity: agreed, but how about giving credit to those who actually contributed to the Internet boom.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sigh...

    Perhaps, but at a horrible expense. He destroyed the US intelligence community that made it possible for Bush to invade Iraq under false pretenses. If US Intelligence had been up to the job, they might have found Bin Laden and made the WMD issue a non-issue.

    During his tenure, he was so mired in MonicaGate that he was unable to do anything constructive. On the other hand, that might actually be the reason we had peace, he was too busy with what was in his pants.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    We enjoyed peace because Clinton turned tail and RAN out of Somalia when things got a little dirty.

    We enjoyed economic well-being because of the dot-com fiasco. The dot-coms created all this economic growth, and then fizzled when investors finally figured out they weren't making any money and left George Bush holding Clinton's recession.

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  • Rich B
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I disagree. Balancing a budget by gutting our defense and intelligence was...not intelligent. And ignoring a threat in hopes of it going away is not a true peace, it is nothing more than a stall tactic. The man did do some good while in office, but I think it was all overshadowed by his complete lack of integrity.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Americans are suffering now because of his voodoo economics and slight of hand with numbers. That draft dodging racal did nothing to defend America and DOWNSIZED THE MILITARY TO THE POINT OF NON-EXSISTENCE! He got rid of every security precaution and knew the wrong people were sneaking into our borders! Then he finds the ugliest woman on earth to have an affair with. If I had been Hillary, I would have tied him to a missle and pushed the button.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    And while Bush has been in office the world is continuing to become more peaceful

    Over the past dozen years, the global security climate has actually turned substantially more peaceful

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  • 1 decade ago

    To the extent that this is true, it can hardly be attributed to Clinton or his policies. In another 50 years, he will be considered among the bottom third of US Presidents.

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