Wednesday, September 27, 2006

President Clinton Pardoned Terrorists

A timely reminder by Joseph Connor, whose father was killed in a New York attack by Puerto Rican FALN terrorists.

President Clinton pardoned 16 FALN members in 1999. Prior to that date, he had granted pardons to only 3 out of over 3000 applications. President Clinton never explained the pardons; as Connor mentions here, the thought was that he was courting the Hispanic vote for Hillary's Senate run.

As I recall, Barbara Olson covered the pardons in her book THE FINAL DAYS: THE LAST, DESPERATE ABUSES OF POWER BY THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE. (Olson, of course, was herself killed by terrorists when her plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.) It seems as though this is a topic which should be revisited by the media in light of Hillary's expected Presidential run and the former President's very public defense of his "legacy."

I would like to challenge a member of the media to directly ask former President Clinton for the explanation of the FALN pardons.

Will it happen? Not likely. But it should.


Blogger Irene said...

I read Barbara Olsen's book and found it to be enlightening, an eyeopener and downright scary. And to think Hillary would love to run (into the ground?) this country makes me shudder!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

It's a great book -- I agree, scary! Another good one is Peggy Noonan's THE CASE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON. I just can't *imagine* having the Clintons back in the White House... Best wishes, Laura

4:15 PM  

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