Clin­ton un­de­serv­ing of medal

The Washington Times Daily - - Editorial -

I was hop­ing that Wash­ing­ton Times reporter Ben Wolf­gang would have men­tioned the in­cred­i­ble Al­fred E. Neu­man­cal­iber strange­ness of for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton re­ceiv­ing the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom from No­bel Peace Prize re­cip­i­ent Barack Obama (“Obama, Clin­ton hide ten­sion be­hind smiles at medal cer­e­mony,” Web, Nov. 20). Pres­i­dent Obama will prob­a­bly also re­ceive the Medal of Free­dom some­day, for his tire­less ef­forts to im­pose the sadly laugh­able and il­le­gal Oba­macare, un­wanted by the ma­jor­ity of Amer­i­cans, upon his fel­low cit­i­zens.

This is the same Mr. Obama who, in 2008, cut the po­lit­i­cal legs out from un­der Mr. Clin­ton’s wife dur­ing the 2008 Demo­cratic pri­maries. Here is Mr. Clin­ton, thrust-jaw ap­pear­ance, who couldn’t come up with a def­i­ni­tion of “is,” who lost his li­cense to prac­tice law af­ter per­jur­ing him­self to a fed­eral judge, who cor­rupted the dig­nity of the Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice with a White House in­tern and who could have taken out Osama bin Laden on more than one oc­ca­sion in the 1990s, re­ceiv­ing this high­est of hon­ors.

Not one reporter in the four news­pa­pers I read has raised a jour­nal­is­tic eye­brow about this irony. This is in­cred­i­ble and shock­ing for at least three dif­fer­ent rea­sons, at least to me. Per­haps I’m the only one who sees this pre­sen­ta­tion clearly for what is was — laugh­able. JONATHAN DEUTSCH Ar­ling­ton

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