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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-08 12:15 PM
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195. Facts, not theories. Bill sat down with a dictator to get oil rights for a conservative billionaire.
Edited on Wed Aug-06-08 12:31 PM by TexasObserver
Facts, not theories. Bill had a sit down with a dictator to get oil rights for a conservative billionaire, and it was worth over $30 million to Bill.

Bill is a sellout. If you'd spend more time learning and less time whining, you'd know that.

Here is a link. All you have to do is click on it, and then read the column. Then you won't have to be ignorant any more. You'll know that my comments are fact based.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/us/politics/31donor.h...

It's from the New York Times, and here are selected paragraphs:

January 31, 2008
After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton
By JO BECKER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.

Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them.

Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Within two days, corporate records show that Mr. Giustra also came up a winner when his company signed preliminary agreements giving it the right to buy into three uranium projects controlled by Kazakhstans state-owned uranium agency, Kazatomprom.

Just months after the Kazakh pact was finalized, Mr. Clintons charitable foundation received its own windfall: a $31.3 million donation from Mr. Giustra that had remained a secret until he acknowledged it last month. The gift, combined with Mr. Giustras more recent and public pledge to give the William J. Clinton Foundation an additional $100 million, secured Mr. Giustra a place in Mr. Clintons inner circle, an exclusive club of wealthy entrepreneurs in which friendship with the former president has its privileges.


see also:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-love/the-wellconnec...

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