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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 08:50 PM
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Palin Will Meet With Kissinger and Foreign Leaders
Source: New York Times

September 22, 2008
Palin Will Meet With Kissinger and Foreign Leaders
By ELISABETH BUMILLER

WASHINGTON Gov. Sarah Palin will meet with former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and President lvaro Uribe of Colombia as the United Nations General Assembly opens on Tuesday, an aide to Senator John McCains presidential campaign said.

Ms. Palin is to meet on the same day with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. She will also meet Wednesday with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia.

The sessions are part of an effort to demonstrate that Ms. Palin, Mr. McCains running mate, is prepared to operate in the arenas of foreign policy and national security despite criticism of her level of experience. Ms. Palin, who has been the governor of Alaska for less than two years, got her first passport last year.

The McCain campaign provided no details about the time or place of the meetings or the issues to be discussed.

But it is likely that Mr. Kissinger, a close outside adviser to Mr. McCains campaign, will give Ms. Palin a broad overview of international affairs, focusing particularly on Russia, China and the Middle East. Mr. Kissinger, who was national security adviser and secretary of state in the Nixon and Ford administrations, is regularly called on by Mr. McCain for advice on foreign affairs.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/us/politics/22veep.ht...



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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 08:57 PM
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1. Luckily, the vegetative brain (KISSINGER) will teach the bozo brain
Edited on Mon Sep-22-08 09:03 PM by UTUSN
And, uh, so, the criminally psychotic will meet with the mentally crapped ?!
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:02 PM
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2. When you meet with Kissinger make sure to have your copy of...
...Fascism for Dummies"
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Inkyfuzzbottom Donating Member (293 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:14 PM
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3. Hmmm...
will she be giving lap dances?
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:14 PM
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4. She's learning how to lie and stonewall from the best
Remember Kissinger was Bush's first choice to run the 9-11 Commission. He's an expert at lieing and stonewalling.

The United States is NOT bombing Cambodia.
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:16 PM
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5. I'll just bet
these boyz can hardly wait.
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Juan_de_la_Dem Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:26 PM
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6. Your accompanying pic is perfect
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:33 PM
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7. What will she ask them? When it's okay to blink?
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:43 PM
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8. Hahaaa! These bozos jsut keep diggin the hole deeper. What
serious "foreign" leader would meet with this tawdry pair?! Come on now McCain.
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:58 PM
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14. They'll test her on the more accepting Eastern Nations First.....
They secretly don't give very much credibility to women and will just politely and courteously oblige her dialogue.
When she's had some talk time with the passive countries and gains some skill and confidence with them, then McCain will be ready to present her to the red meat nations in Western Europe who will scrutinize her a lot more carefully.
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NoName Left Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:14 PM
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15. Polite and tactful ones...UNlike the US Chimp-In-Charge
Would love to be a fly on the wall when these leaders get back to the privacy of their hotel rooms after having been exposed to another US political ding-dong.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:29 PM
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9. But NO Western European leaders
From The Guardian

(snip)

The main effort to dispel the impression of naivety will begin today when Palin enters the UN. In meetings that will continue into tomorrow, she will meet leaders from many of the world's most sensitive regions. But according to the list put out by Reuters, there will be no western European leaders among her engagements. It has been confirmed that the British government has neither been approached by the Palin team, nor sought any contact.

The only British minister she could meet casually is Kim Howells, the junior Foreign Office minister, who will attend the Bush cocktail party.

She will meet the presidents of Afghanistan and Iraq, Hamid Karzai and Jalal Talabani, as well as the leader of the main US ally in Latin America, Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. The new Pakistani president, Asif Ali Zardari, is on the list, as is Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh.

There is no seat at the Palin table for China or notably Russia after the conflict in Georgia, though the presidents of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, and Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, are included.

Peter Beinart, senior fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, said the cast was unsurprising. "These are all leaders of countries considered friendly to the US. McCain is a more us-versus-them kind of guy than Obama, and you can see that reflected on the list."

more
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/23/uselections...
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:37 PM
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10. "Kissinger, ...will give Ms. Palin a broad overview of international affairs"
That scumbag is a war criminal and he's wanted for crimes against Humanity in several countries.

Perfect mentor for the Rapture freak.
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QUALAR Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:41 PM
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11. Foreign Policy Experience
The voters haven't bought the geographical nearness to Russia so they're going to try to enhance Palin's credentials through osmosis (handshake). The electorate can't possibly fall for this bullshit. Can they? The media will naturally compare these meetings to that of international detente. The Associated Press will be the first out of the blocks.
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:46 PM
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12. The two people I hold in highest esteem! You go girl.
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:51 PM
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13. Just don't tell the Georgian president that you can see Russia from your house
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Pete2069 Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:30 PM
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16. AND THE JOKE JUST NEVER STOPS...
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judasdisney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:31 PM
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17. History repeats itself. Palin=Dumbya circa 2000. DUers ridicule, then get stomped by False Flags.
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Darwins Doberman Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:42 PM
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18. Well her foreign policy experience is weak
and there's no better mentor in the art of the war crime than Henry Kissinger, so this makes perfect sense.

She's probably reading books on Spiro Agnew on how to be shockingly criminally corrupt while occupying a seat of minimal power too. I wonder if Alexander Haig is preparing a comeback too!
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:52 PM
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19. Palin and Henry? I want to throw myself off a cliff
seriously

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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 01:47 AM
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20. Nothing like getting foreign policy experience...in new york? n/t
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 02:00 AM
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21. Texas Democrat Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez's Congressional Record statement April 28, 1992
(Federation of American Scientists/FAS archived doc)

"KISSINGER ASSOCIATES, SCOWCROFT, EAGLEBURGER, STOGA, IRAQ AND BNL"
http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/congress/1992/h920428g....

Iran Contra Summary of Prosecutions (FAS archived doc)
http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/summpros.htm
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 05:11 AM
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22. The Chosen One?
Palin being anointed by the High Priest of Fascism himself?

One of the biggest (and most publicly known) puppeteers of the regime?

Oops.

:scared:
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 06:20 AM
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23. If you want a chuckle, read some of the Cafferty File responses
to the question about what Mooseburger and Karzai will discuss.
http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/22/what-will-...
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:26 AM
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24.  Palin meeting with world leaders ahead of VP debate
Source: CNN

(CNN) -- In the span of just 30 hours, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will meet with nine major international leaders in New York.

Palin's schedule on Tuesday includes talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

The Alaska governor will also meet with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and U2 frontman Bono, who is known for his global humanitarian work.

The appearances with international leaders, taking place on the sidelines of the United Nation's General Assembly meetings, come as the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain tries to convince voters that she's ready for the world stage.

"I think they want to show just as Obama did when he went to Germany and gave a speech in Berlin, that she is comfortable on the international scene, that she can hold her own in conversations with foreign leaders," said James Hoge, with the Council on Foreign Relations.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/23/palin.foreign.po... /
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:26 AM
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25. BONO YOU SUCK!
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:26 AM
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26. First Bush now Palin... Bono is a sellout.
How can you claim to be working for the greater good when you're continuously meeting and being chummy with those who are always working for their own evil selfishness?

Rp
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:26 AM
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27. Karzai, Talabani and Uribe
are no more than puppets so how come she's not meeting Sooty and Sweep ?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:26 AM
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28. And if she can pass as a real Vice President, Joe LIEberman wins the bet he made with John McCain!
I'm telling you, THAT is what happened:


"My brave little warrior, I'll bet you ten thousand dollars that I can turn anyone you pick into a viable Vice Presidential candidate. Oh, shit. You're kidding me. Okay, a bet is a bet, I guess."



"The rayhn in Spayhn fauhlz mainleh on theh playhn.... Tyawahd! This is hawhd dontcha know!"

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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:26 AM
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29. palin will discuss the pros and cons
of crocheted afghans to knitted ones
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:30 AM
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31. Call me "old fashion..."
The appearances with international leaders, taking place on the sidelines of the United Nation's General Assembly meetings, come as the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain tries to convince voters that she's ready for the world stage.

But I really don't think chatting with world leaders in the wings and hallways of the UN General Assembly tantamounts to gleaning in-depth foreign-policy experience.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:29 AM
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30. This has become a farce
She's "meeting with" a couple of people here and there?

Biden has worked in foreign policy for 30 fucking years. This is like saying a new graduate student can hang with an emeritus professor on a topic because she went to a two-day conference.

It's patently absurd.
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 09:39 AM
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32. I can see..
... foreign leaders from my seat!

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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 12:04 PM
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33. No press allowed...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 03:05 PM
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34. And just think of all the experience she'll get by seeing other people in the distance!
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 04:17 PM
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35. Bono, world leaders await Palin at UN
Bono, world leaders await Palin at UN
15 hours ago

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is about to take her first tentative steps onto the world stage, with UN talks with the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

The Alaska Governor, who has been pilloried by Democrats who warn she is far too inexperienced in global affairs to serve a "heartbeat" away from the presidency, plans to get in some diplomatic cramming here.

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, she is expected on Tuesday to meet US anti-terror ally and Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

The talks will offer Palin some diplomatic cover ahead of her debate with Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joseph Biden -- a noted foreign policy expert -- on October 2.

On Wednesday, the Alaska governor is expected to join Republican presidential candidate John McCain in meeting Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

More:
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g0Qe0e1HnhyzxwWf5RK...
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 04:19 PM
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36. Sarah Palin's U.N. meetings begin with media flap
Sarah Palin's U.N. meetings begin with media flap
Reporters are kept from visits meant to put the GOP vice presidential candidate on the world stage. The John McCain camp blames the problem on a 'mix-up.'
By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 24, 2008

Plans by John McCain's presidential campaign to showcase running mate Sarah Palin's meetings with world leaders at the United Nations today got off to a rocky start. Reporters' access to Palin, who has yet to hold a news conference, has been limited by the campaign. But the protective blanket around the Alaska governor drew even tighter during a visit to New York to meet with foreign leaders and policy experts.

The campaign told print and wire service reporters that they would not have a representative in the pool of reporters accompanying Palin to her meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, a foreign policy advisor to McCain.

The pool of reporters, which was to include a television crew, was supposed to be in the room for a few moments -- just to capture the opening of Palin's meetings. But when the campaign announced that even the pool television producer -- who is charged with capturing editorial content for the five networks -- would not be permitted in the room, the networks threatened to pull their cameras from Palin's events today.

Eventually, the campaign relented and allowed a CNN producer into the room for the meetings. But there were no wire service reporters or print reporters present for the first meeting, with Karzai.

According to the pool report from the CNN producer allowed into Karzai's hotel suite, Palin was seated a few feet from Karzai; seated slightly behind her were foreign policy advisors Steve Biegun and Randy Scheunemann, who are accompanying the governor today.

More:
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-palin24-2008...

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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 05:12 PM
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37. "No...I love YOUR glasses!"
The war criminal meets the corrupt backwater politician
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