Iceblink saidI agree with Bruni. I liked Clinton as a president and mostly supported him, but this was a major error and he has yet to admit fault or apologize. He has admitted some of his mistakes while president and unlike some other past presidents been specific about them, such as not acting in Rwanda, so why not this mistake?
One of the attributes of Clinton was that he was practical. He signed it into law 2 months before the 96 election. I am not saying that it was the reason why he was re-elected. But it was one of a few things that allowed him to appear as a centrist.
From the purely political perspective if he didn't sign it, it could have been a wedge issue for the republicans.
He also negotiated and signed budget cuts and took credit for the first balanced budget in a long time. In fact the budget had not been balanced for the most of the 4 decades of Democratic control of Congress.
Democrats owe Clinton ALOT !
I guess if Clinton has changed his mind he should apologize.
but before that, maybe ask Democrats like Sen Schumer, Sen Reid, Joe Biden,
and the 70% of the 46 democratic Senators at the time voted for it.
What I think is worse is that Obama as a Senator lectured the country on the Att Generals job description, the " the ATT GEN IS NOT THE PRESIDENTS LAWYER". Obama arguably is illegally using the ATT GEN as a defacto political machine. Considering he promised to repeal DOMA ,Obama is taking the easy way out, violating longstanding principles of how our government works for political expediency.