Huma Abedin’s Muslim journal: Bill Clinton bombed Iraq to distract from Monica Lewinsky sex scandal

An article published in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, where Hillary Clinton’s loyal aide Huma Abedin was a member of the editorial board, claimed Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein in December 1998 to deflect from his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

The article, “Arab/Muslim ‘Otherness’: The Role of Racial Constructions in the Gulf War and the Continuing Crisis with Iraq,” was written by Sina Ali Muscati, a second year law student at the University of Ottawa, and published in 2002, according to the Daily Mail.

“The crisis with Iraq has also probably benefited Clinton,” Muscati wrote, “serving as a good deterrent of attention from personal crises, such as his campaign funding scandals, legislative failures, or the Monica Lewinsky affair.”

“By occasionally bombing Iraq in the name of humanity, at least, he has been able to look strong and presidential.”

President Bill Clinton ordered the bombing of Iraq, widely mocked as “Monica’s war,” at the height of his impeachment trial.

“The strikes — known as Operation Desert Fox — were ordered the day after the House of Representatives issued a report accusing the president of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ and ended on the day the articles of impeachment were passed,” the Daily Mail reported.

Clinton was impeached by the House on the last day of the four day bombing campaign.

Missile strikes ordered several months earlier by Clinton against suspected terrorist bases in Sudan and Afghanistan were also called “Monica’s war.” The attacks came three days after Clinton testified before a grand jury about the Lewinsky scandal — he would admit on national television that evening that he had an “inappropriate” relationship with the intern.

Muscati went on in the article to question the motives behind the Gulf War of 1991, saying the U.S. was not interested in liberating Kuwait, but protecting American access to Middle Eastern oil. He accused the U.S. of having a “racist outlook” toward Iraqis, who Muscati said were “demonized” and “characterized as subhuman.”

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