Saturday, August 27, 2016

What Huma Abedin's Muslim journal claimed about Bill Clinton

"An article in the Muslim journal where Huma Abedin was assistant editor claimed Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair."
The claim made in an article published in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, where Abedin was a member of the editorial board - the group of people who decide what is published in the academic journal.

It is the latest bombshell to emerge from the archives of the journal, whose editor-in-chief is Abedin's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, an academic in Saudi Arabia.

Abedin, who is not an academic, has been Hillary Clinton's closest aide since spending time as an intern at the White House, at exactly the time the Monica Lewinsky scandal was unfolding. But the version of events published in her journal is one which is unlikely to be embraced by the presidential candidate, and especially not by Bill Clinton.

The article was written by Sina Ali Muscati who was the time described as a 'second year law student' at the University of Ottawa. His academic credentials were not declared.

Muscati wrote about the 1991 conflict and its aftermath, which saw Saddam Hussein remain in power throughout the 1990s, despite being bombed twice - in 1996 and in December 1998.

'The crisis with Iraq has also probably benefited Clinton, serving as a good deterrent of attention from personal crises, such as his campaign funding scandals, legislative failures, or the Monica Lewinsky affair,' he said.

'By occasionally bombing Iraq in the name of humanity, at least, he has been able to look strong and presidential.'

Clinton's bombing of Iraq in December 1998 was widely mocked as 'Monica's war'. He ordered four days of strikes by bombers and cruise missiles at the height of his impeachment trial, brought in the wake of his admission that he had had a 'not appropriate' relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
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Sydney said...

I recall that being a widely circulated claim at the time. It was even suggested in the movie "Wag the Dog."

AllenS said...

The Clinton's sure have killed a bunch of people who had absolutely nothing to do with their problems.

AllenS said...

"We came, we saw, he died!" -- Hillary Rodham Clinton

"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha"

edutcher said...

Sydney's right. And it was more than suggested. The whole move was built on the premise.

And the claim is probably true, anyone who remembers those days knows Willie was desperate to change the subject.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Since Huma is always with Hillary and Hillary rarely sees Bill, they can avoid one another.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Bill did act as officiant for her wedding with Weiner, which was a sham too.