President Bill Clinton on UFOs

What I find interesting in the above clip is the fact that President Clinton says he tried to find out about what the U.S. government bureaucracy knows, in detail, about UFOs, and he wasn’t able to. Isn’t that a weird response from an American president? Clinton is nonchalant about it, but he says unequivocally that there are unelected bureaucrats within the U.S. government who might well be committed to withholding secrets from an elected president—and to “ride out” an administration’s tenure with regards to certain issues—and it appears that UFO dossiers may be on that list of things being withheld from our highest elected officials. That’s an unaccountable state within a state, isn’t it?

Here (starting at the 4:18 point in the above clip) are Clinton’s exact words regarding UFOs:

I did attempt to find out if there were any secret government documents that reveal things, and if there were, they were concealed from me too. I wouldn’t be the first president that underlings have lied to, or that career bureaucrats have waited out. But there may be some career person sitting around somewhere hiding these dark secrets even from elected presidents. But if so, they successfully alluded me. And I’m embarrassed to tell you, I did try to find out.

They were concealed . . . [and] I did try to find out. What seems most telling to me is that Clinton did not say that he succeeded. How can a sitting president, on requesting to see the documents in the government’s possession regarding a supposedly bogus phenomenon like UFOs, be denied access to them? I mean really think about that logically. If there’s nothing to UFOs, what possible reason would the bureaucracy have for not letting a president have a look at the historical files? If anything, a sitting president, after leaving office, could help dispel rumors by saying, “I’ve seen these things personally. There’s nothing to it.” But Clinton states clearly that documents were concealed from him against his efforts to find out.

Think about that.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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