In the old days, that is, the Pre-Clinton Era days, when a leader was caught lying, he was held responsible. He got punished, or even impeached. When we have a war crimes trial, who goes to the Hague -- the foot soldier, or the general? -- or even the President?
Nowadays our supposed 'leaders' are of the most cowardly childish sorts. When confronted with their failures they just hold out their arm and point to the person next to them, in an eternal loop of denial.
This is the Crime of Clinton. He made lying fashionable.
Before - there was accountability, now ... nothing.
What the liberals fail to admit, is that true to their own battle cry of "It's Bush's fault", the previous president sets the game-board for the next. Clinton paved the way for 'Bush's Wars' quite literally. He set the field, got all the international players against each other, and then he delivered the next president the tools -- i.e. approved pre-emptive lying -- for the execution of his wars.
This is the failure of the Democrat party that no one wants to fess up to.