Thursday, October 21, 2004
Like everything else, US national security needs were subordinate to Clinton's personal political ambitions. Clinton used his final years in office to establish his internationalist credentials and to build an international political base for himself from which he could launch a bid for SG of the UN. (He continued to do this his first year out of office.) The fundraising shenanigans and technology transfers involving the Chinese, the Kyoto Treaty, the ICC, ect. only make sense when considered in this context.