Why Hamas Won Gaza - Bill Clinton
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/28/Global_Reach_How_Constitutional_Ideas_Travel Former President Bill Clinton discusses how Palestine's Hamas party came to power in Gaza, by comparing the opposition Fatah party to Democrats in the southern U.S. "Fatah carelessly and foolishly ran both its slates and too many Parliamentary seats," says former Clinton. "If you want to go and have an election, the details matter." ----- Former President Bill Clinton discusses how the American constitutional experience has influenced political thought and policy initiatives in other countries and the challenges of nurturing constitutionalism and democracy abroad. This program is part of the Constitution Center's International Engagement Program, dedicated to promoting constitutional principals to emerging democracies. - National Constitution Center William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. Clinton served five terms as the Governor of Arkansas. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the U.S. Secretary of State for the Obama Administration. During his tenure as president, his domestic priorities included efforts to create a universal healthcare system, to improve education, to restrict handgun sales, to balance the federal budget, to strengthen environmental regulations, to improve race relations, and to protect the jobs of workers during pregnancy or medical emergency. His domestic agenda also included other themes such as reforming welfare programs, expanding the "War on Drugs", and increasing law enforcement funding. Internationally, his priorities included reducing trade barriers, preventing nuclear proliferation, and mediating the Northern Ireland peace process and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.