Peg, you've got an interesting theory there. I'll bet the priorities for government investigation have undergone a radical change, as have the guidelines for what effectiveness is in a President. We have been living in a JennyJonesNationalEnquirerLoveCruiseClintonsBlowjob world for far too long, and if nothing else comes out of this, it will at the very least be a reality check for EVERYONE. The pursuit of Clinton was political witch-hunting at its worst, and if it was an ugly chapter in American History, as much blame should be attached to the witch-hunters as to the philandering Pres.
I'm not sure if there's a direct relationship between the witch-hunt and our intelligence failure, but I'm pretty sure even Bush would agree that the time, expense, and political capitol expended on the Strategic Defense Initiative would have been far better used in developing deterrence to Terrorism. What was it someone said? "Each army begins the new War by fighting the old one."