Neither of the Clintons were even listed as choices by the pollster. Both were the "beneficiaries" of write-in votes in this e-poll. What rational person would rank them above such murdering despots as Hitler, Stalin, Hussein and Bin Laden? Curiously, the most notorious communist tyrant, Mau Tse-Tung, is not listed among the top twenty-five at all – an omission with ominous overtones of its own. Furthermore, can there be any doubt that if the NY Times were to run a similar poll that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld would out-distance even Hitler himself?
Regardless of one’s political persuasion, to rank either Clinton or anyone from the Bush administration, anywhere among these folk is ridiculous, disingenuous and destructive.
Herein lies the rub of it all. We the poeople cannot agree that we are the good guys in all of this, globally speaking. Our nation was founded to be a shining beacon to the world as a nation of laws for the peaceful coexistence of a moral people. As the Commander in Chief of the United States of America, the President is sworn to uphold our Constitution and protect the citizenry. By virtue of his office, President Bush righteously prosecuted the war in Iraq for the protection of the American people. However, because he knew the pacifism of the political left and the anti-American fervor in the U.N., he came up with disingenuous reasons (such as to establish democracy in the Mideast) for the war and tried to prosecute it in a way that would appease those who will never accept that the United States can initiate a war that is just and beneficial to the cause of peace. Result -- turning decisive victory and security into impending defeat and subservience to foreign terrorists.
Lesson for the political right -- you cannot ever please the political left of our own country or the "diplomats" of the world. They will never like nor agree with anyone who works from the premise that we the people of the United States of America have a better ideal and government than does the United Nations in general, or any other nation in particular.
Lesson for the political left -- human beings cannot save the planet, that is God's job. There will always be disease, there will always be pollution, and there will always be death [Genesis 3:16-19; Matthew 26:11; Mark 14:7; John 12:8].
Lesson to both, we are the United States of America. You politicians have been elected and sworn to serve and protect us from the world and preserve our safety and freedoms -- not to serve and protect the world from us, nor to win favor and applause from your political opposites.
If one does not think that the United States of America
- is the best nation on the face of the earth,
- our constitution righteously separates us from the rest of the world,
- and our people are deserving of protection from those who think otherwise,
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." [http://www.archives.gov/national_archives_experience/charters/constitution_transcript.html]