"Slime Time"- Newsweek Reacts To the Starr Report, 15 Years Ago
In Washington these days, no one looks good — even, or especially, when they gaze at themselves in the mirror. This is Slime Time, a swamp of paranoia and recrimination in which the question “How low can it go?” has one likely answer: “Lower.” In this Washington, statesmanship is for wimps, sex sells, party loyalty is an oxymoron and everyone assumes that no private life is private.
Read It And Weep
American counterterrorism experts have been hunting Osama bin Laden for years. They have spent millions of dollars, countless man-hours and considerable diplomatic capital in order to track down the mastermind blamed, indirectly or directly, for terrorist incidents ranging from last fall’s suicide attack on the USS Cole to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa. Last week CIA Director George Tenet told the Senate Intelligence Committee that bin Laden’s global terror network is “the most immediate and serious threat” to U.S. national security.
Newsweek February 19, 2001
Our previous post is still worth reading ;-)