Trent Lott shocked the world last month by proclaiming that President Clinton bombed Iraq in order to divert attention from the Lewinsky scandal.
However, the New York Times and the Washington Post have both since remarked that Lott so severely damaged his credibility by his remarks that Senate Democrats will find it impossible to work with Lott on such issues of national importance as Taxes and Social Security in the future.
Perhaps “for the good of the nation” as he puts it Lott should do what he is advising Clinton to do and what several of his compatriots, namely Gingrich and Livingston have done, namely resign.
By saying that Clinton bombed Iraq because of Lewinsky, Lott failed to go far enough. It is clear that the acts of Saddam Hussein in first expelling UN arms inspectors, then allowing them back but denying them access and more recently in locking in on America aircraft and firing missiles at American planes plus flying into the no-fly zone, were all brought about because Saddam Hussein perceived America as being weak because of the Lewinsky scandal, a scandal created by the Republicans, including Lott.