WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says people
should consider the lessons learned from the Oklahoma City bombing
as anti-government rhetoric increases across the country.
Clinton spoke Friday during events sponsored by the Center for
American Progress Action Fund in Washington D.C.
He says he's not trying to restrict free speech, but he warned
that some Americans can take incendiary language the wrong way.
On April 19, 1995, Army veteran Timothy McVeigh detonated a
truck bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that
killed 168 people.
Clinton said opponents of the health care bill signed into law
by President Obama should voice their concerns, but also should
remember that words have consequences and people must take
responsibility for that.
He says, quote, "We owe that to Oklahoma City."