They say that anger is a difficult emotion to sustain, and I have found this to be true. In recent years I’ve no longer been feeling the fury and indignation that Bill Clinton deserves me to feel when I see his face.
And so I’m no longer able to keep fresh the list of his countless, aggressive betrayals against this country and the free world, which threaten to go unpunished because of my and everyone else’s Clinton fatigue.
Enter the to-be-released-this-week Congressional review of a potentially Clinton-mandated FBI coverup in the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
The FBI failed to fully investigate information suggesting other suspects may have helped Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, allowing questions to linger more than a decade after the deadly attack, a congressional inquiry concludes.
…The report [by the House International Relations investigative subcommittee] also sharply criticizes the FBI for failing to be curious enough to pursue credible information that foreign or U.S. citizens may have had contact with Nichols or McVeigh and could have assisted their plot.
[California Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher’s subcommittee saved its sharpest words for the Justice Department, saying officials there exhibited a mindset of thwarting congressional oversight and did not assist the investigation fully.
The subcommittee concludes the Justice Department should not have rushed to execute McVeigh in 2001 after he dropped his court appeals, and officials should have made more efforts to interview and question him about evidence suggesting he might have gotten help from other people who remain unpunished.
The former lead FBI agent in the case, Dan Defenbaugh, told AP a few years ago he was trying to get one last interview with McVeigh to go over unanswered questions in the case but could not get it arranged before McVeigh was executed.
We may find that, as a frontman and fall guy who opted for execution over appeals, McVeigh was effectively the first American suicide bomber.
Rohrabacher’s report cites several leads the subcommittee believes were not fully investigated, including:
…Witness accounts that another man was seen with McVeigh around the time of the bombing. The FBI originally looked for another suspect it named John Doe 2, even providing a sketch, but abruptly dropped that line of inquiry. The subcommittee concludes that decision was a mistake.
…Phone record and witness testimony that persons associated with Middle Eastern terrorism in the Philippines may have had contact with Nichols, and that Nichols took a book about explosives to the Philippines. The FBI and Filipino police spent months investigating such a connection, but ruled it out.
Information from a former TV reporter concerning an Iraqi national who was in Oklahoma around the time of the bombing.
Funny thing: a huge attack during the Clinton administration by one or two white nationalists — and not even a whisper from the conspiracy theorists of a possible coverup; an attack under George W. Bush by 19 Islamists — and some sort of definite coverup is assumed.
One hopes that my frustration over my unsustainable anger at Bill Clinton will one day become moot. That’ll be the day that — even if it takes a decade or more — Clinton will finally be behind bars. And I will no longer have to explain to ignoramuses which president, between Bill Clinton and George Bush, is the criminal.
That is, as long as Congress doesn’t decide to also “abruptly drop that line of inquiry” when it threatens to reveal a truth too ugly to stomach.
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