James D Boys
James is currently conducting PhD research at the University of Birmingham, specialising in US political history and foreign policy. His doctoral thesis examines the development and execution of foreign policy under President Clinton.
[ politics - april 05 ]
"Clinton had not sought the presidency merely to find a new enemy or to confront old foes, but to implement sweeping domestic reform. Alas, he would find that such aspirations were to prove untenable."
Bush is learning that foreign escapades do not guarantee electoral success.
"Violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul." Reflections on Robert F Kennedy's speech on the death of MLK.
Critics of Clinton who lamented his inability to eliminate bin Laden are guilty of forgetting, or conveniently ignoring, that they lambasted his efforts to strike at Al Qaeda.