Some on the Left Have Their Doubts about Vince Foster’s Death

I used to think that it was the exclusive province of the Right to doubt the fact that Vince Foster had committed suicide in 1993, or to have reservations about his motive, internal or external.

But, as Camille Paglia demonstrates, this is not the case:

I for one have renewed questions about the 1993 suicide of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster, Hillary’s former law partner and longtime friend, whose files were purged by Hillary’s staff before they could be examined for evidence. One must always be skeptical about Web rumors, but my interest was piqued last year by claims that Foster was shattered by the role he had played three months earlier in the outrageous order for federal agents to attack David Koresh’s ranch at Waco, Texas, producing a conflagration that led to 76 deaths, including 21 children. Why has the Waco fiasco been forgotten? It triggered the worst case of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, the 1995 revenge bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Conventional explanations about the suicide of Vince Foster just don’t wash.

The order to attack the Branch Davidians at Waco had a simple rationale: to show any and all dissident groups who was "boss" in the U.S.  In addition to the blowback at Oklahoma City, the panic that ensued in "flyover country" over this in no small measure began the long march to the 1994 Congressional election debacle and the loss of the Congress to the Republicans.  If Barack Obama ever gets to the White House, he would do well to heed the lesson and keep his far-left base at bay about this.

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