It’s that he lied about it

This post was written by marc on September 9, 2004
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I remember when the Republicans were trying to get President Clinton kicked out of office saying, “it’s not that he had sex with that woman – it’s that he lied about it.” Now we get to say the same thing. It’s not that Bush has strings pulled to get him out of Vietnam – it’s that he lied about it. It’s not that he didn’t show up for his national guard duty – it’s that he lied about it. It’s not that they didn’t find weapons of mass destruction – it’s that he lied about it. And – it’s not that he got us into and unprovoked war against the wrong enemy that has crippled the economy and got 1000 soldiers killed – it’s that he lied to get us in there.

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Clinton committed PERJURY by denying that he had a sexual relation. Bush’s lies may have gotten 1,000 people killed, but at least he didn’t lie under oath.

Of course that’s meant to be sarcasm, but I could imagine someone making that argument seriously.

#1 
Written By MadBlue on September 10th, 2004 @ 8:09 pm

Actually isn’t the president sworn under oath to the state of the union? So wouldn’t that make him lying, again… I don’t know I can’t argue this, because I feel he should be tried for crimes of war and impisoned.

#2 
Written By M. Wills on September 10th, 2004 @ 11:59 pm

M. Willis, I’m not sure. I know that Clinton perjuring himself was the big issue that Republicans had, so there might be some official distinction drawn between what one says when in court and what one says when not in such a situation. Not that *I’m* making that kind of distinction, mind you.

#3 
Written By MadBlue on September 11th, 2004 @ 10:38 am

Wills, there is a difference between “lying about sex” and “perjury”. Bill Clinton committed perjury. I will be the first conservative to give him a high five for getting the hummer. But be honest, the guy lied under oath.

Do you remember the OJ Simpson trial. Mark Furhman was asked if used the word “n*gger” in the last ten years. His answer was “no”. The fact was that Mark Furhman used the word twice in the two years prior to that question being asked. In an interview with a writer who was writing a book about police life. What is my point? Mark Furhman was convicted of committing perjury, his punishment? There was no jail time, but he lost his job, 20 year pension, his right to carry a firearm, and his right to vote. Perjury is a felony, it is a crime against all of us. Please, do not cut anyone any slack on that one. If it had been your mother, sister, wife, or another loved one that was “presumed” to have been sexually harassed you would feel much more offended. No matter what our politics, truth should still be the basic fundamental.

#4 
Written By tomocius on September 11th, 2004 @ 6:50 pm

If we could all admit that Clinton lied, and we can all admit that Bush lied, maybe, just maybe, we could all admit that the solution is not to elect a third guy who lied.

#5 
Written By tomocius on September 11th, 2004 @ 7:23 pm

So we stay with the current liar and watch this country crumble in the next 4 years. Great logic. I vote for change, hell Kerry might suck it up, but at least I tried to make a difference, instead of offering apathy.

#6 
Written By M. Wills on September 12th, 2004 @ 9:29 am

WILLS, you did not try to make a difference, you will vote for another liar. What is the difference. Post on here on November 3rd that you wrote in an ethical candidates name, and then you made a difference. Anything short of that you only tried to replace my liar with yours’. Go ahead and make your difference.

#7 
Written By tomocius on September 12th, 2004 @ 10:33 am

I would like to say that in Mark Furhmans defense he wasn’t lying saying that he never addressed anyone using the N word. He was talking to a tape recorder. How could that have been talking to someone. Now he’s a convicted felon as we all know, he has lost everything yet Clinton, Bush and all the other people that have willing lied under oath go on about their lives. How fair is this America!!!! Where is the justice for Mark Furhman….. I think you got a raw deal buddy, and a killer walked free… just my 2 cents America Robin..

#8 
Written By Robin Armstrong on November 8th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

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