"Bill Clinton was president of our Republic for eight years, and what diminishes him diminishes us all," writes Wall Street Journal Editor Robert L. Bartley. "If I may speak for his critics, we have no desire to pursue him from now to eternity. We`d hope instead that in retirement he`d achieve a measure of inner peace and historical detachment, as Richard Nixon ultimately did after his presidential disgrace. "Still, when Mr. Clinton and his diehard defenders continue their political offensive against us, surely we have a right to reply. Perhaps indeed an obligation to balance the record in the interests of truth and history. The assertion that Mr. Clinton was exonerated in the independent counsel investigation is a Big Lie; no one takes it seriously just now, but it might prevail through sheer repetition."
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