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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:45 AM
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My letter to Sen. Clinton on her vote for Condi Rice as SOS
28 January 2005

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States Senate
476 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


Dear Senator Clinton:

I am writing to you to express my severe disappointment over your vote in favor of confirming Condileezza Rice as Secretary of State.

Dr. Rice was the National Security Advisor at the time of the greatest terrorist attack on US soil in modern history. While occupying that position, she received multiple warnings of impending attacks by al Qaeda, some even going so far as to surmise that terrorists were seeking to use fully fueled passenger jets as missiles to fly directly into buildings. When confronted with these reports, rather than act on them, Dr. Rice did nothing. We all know what the end result was. And then she tried to lie about the alerts in order to minimize them.

Furthermore, since that time, Dr. Rice has participated in a campaign by the Bush administration to take America to war based on lies, and has also participated in attempts to enable US forces to torture prisoners. The line of torture is not a blurred one, as some administration officials would like us to think. Rather, it is a clear one, and it acts as a divider between civilization and barbarism. Should we continue down the path into barbarism, how on earth can we ever expect to win a campaign that is supposedly against it?

To be frank, as a left-progressive Democrat, you have repeatedly disappointed me as my Senator. From endorsing the Iraq War Resolution to voting in favor of bankruptcy reforms that primarily benefit Wall Street at the expense of working families and single mothers, I have found numerous issues with which to disagree with you. However, I had hoped that standing on the side of civilization against barbarism was one battle in which I would find you standing on my side. Apparently I was mistaken.

Furthermore, should you have political ambitions beyond the Senate for the near future, I would hope that you do not come to expect too much to come of them. I may only be one person, but I can tell you that a great many of progressive and liberal Democrats feel the same way about you as I do. And seeing as how we are the ones who take time to knock on doors, spread literature, and such I can guarantee that we will not be lining up to do so for your campaigns in the future. If we wanted Republican values representing New York and our nation, wed vote for the real thing.

Sincerely,
Christopher A. Harrison
Mount Kisco, New York
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 AM
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1. Great letter
The Hillary we all supported has not been the Hillary on the hill.
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skylarmae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 AM
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8. agreed; who is the Hillary on the hill?
since Bill's operation, he's unrecognizable too. What's going on with them?
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Kota Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 AM
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2. That is a great letter.
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:48 AM
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3. she and her handler's are working for other people when it comes
to the "will and interest of the people".

We have been sold out a long time ago.


Nice letter ... her actions speak louder.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:50 AM
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4. excellent effort...but I doubt it matters much.......
...if it did we wouldn't be seeing so many * ass suckin' DINO's as o'late. x(
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:50 AM
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5. Excellent !
I just got off the phone with Senator Stabenow's (D-MI) office. I said many of the things that your letter stated. The staffer said I would be getting a letter. So, there ya have it, democracy at work.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:39 AM
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13. Seconded...good work by both of you
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 AM
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6. Wow! (ETA)
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 AM by Pacifist Patriot
Brilliant. I too have been very disappointed with her, but I'm not a New York resident so there is no point in my berating her. Yet. Should she become a democratic presidential candidate than I shall do my best to work for a different candidate and I will let her and her opponents know why I will not be supporting her candidacy.

A group of women have been lobbying the defense & foreign ministers in nations around the world to set aside less than 1% of their defense budget to protect women and children from violence. Many nations have agreed, some which might be quite surprising. However in a congressional meeting Sen. Clinton pretty much put the squash on it and said don't even bother asking it's not going to fly. I just love the fact that the American government can't even set aside less than 1% of the defense budget to protect women and children from violence. Gee, can't imagine why we'd be opposed to that unless we were somehow complicit.

Edited to Add: Would you mind if I used your letter as a template when I compose one to my own faux democratic senator?
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itzamirakul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 AM
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7. Amen and Thanks!
I am writing to her for the umpteenth time from Manhattan. Gosh, I wish Bobby Kennedy would run for Senator. But that's just me.

I think we have to look at replacing both Hillary and Schumer.

I voted for Schumer both times and recently have recognized how little his ideology and mine have in common.
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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 AM
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9. Superb letter. My sentiments exactly!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:11 AM
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10. bravo! well done!
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ecoalex Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:16 AM
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11. We are seeing the DLC reining them in
The DLC killed Dr Dean's candidacy, just too populist. Corporations don't like people power. The DLC DNC Dems are corporate shills representing them not us. Time to tell them to stop or no more support, WE DO HAVE THE POWER PEOPLE !
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:19 AM
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12. Great letter,she'll never get my vote.....nt
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