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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:47 PM
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NEWSWEEK: Clinton's foreign policy record examined

Behind Clinton's foreign policy claims, a record of activism but questionable achievement
By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | AP
Mar 8, 2008

http://www.newsweek.com/id/120013/page/1


(I don't want to cut and paste from the article, because it tells both sides. One of the more fair minded articles I've read lately)

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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:56 PM
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1. Little embarrassed to have to bump my own thread...
But I think it's a good article
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hueyshort Donating Member (293 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:00 PM
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3. Newsweek hates HRC as much as MSNBC
And the two are joined at the hip.
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:02 PM
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4. Amazing that they complimented her in the article then...


and told BOTH her side, and her surrogates sides as well as the opposition. I was actually impressed by some of the things she had done, given in that light. It may not be all she padded it to be, but its more than people were willing to admit she had done.



Just stunning.
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:58 PM
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2. Sounds like the bulk of her foreign policy involved....giving speeches. Now
that's what I call irony.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:09 PM
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5. Good article
Thanks for posting.

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:38 PM
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6. wonderful article.
thank you for posting.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:32 AM
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7. SERBIA: "I urged him to bomb."
    SERBIA: "I urged him to bomb."

    Clinton doesn't bring this one up now, but in a 1999 interview published in Talk magazine, the first lady was quoted as saying that she had urged her husband to recommend a NATO bombing campaign on Serb targets to halt ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. According to the story, Clinton called the president on March 21, 1999, from her travels in North Africa. "I urged him to bomb," she was quoted as saying. "You cannot let this go on at the end of a century that has seen the major holocaust of our time. What do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life?" NATO airstrikes began March 24.

    Clinton generally refuses to talk about the private advice she gave her husband. But Holbrooke this week recalled a time during the subsequent NATO bombing campaign when he and his wife were invited upstairs at the White House after a social event. He said Hillary Clinton was a big participant in an hour-long discussion about the bombing, the possible use of ground troops and other matters.

    She didn't take sides in the conversation, Holbrooke said, "but I have no doubt that she continued the conversation in the privacy of their relationship" and made her views clear.


Hillary's involvement in this discussion would seem peculiar, for someone without a security clearance. (but then I have no idea when a security clearance would be needed)
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:38 AM
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8. Security Clearance
I think you are right about a security clearance being needed. I know people who have to get security clearance for dealing with much lower level information.
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Think82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 04:42 AM
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9. Biden was urging the Bill Clinton to bomb 7 years earlier in 1992.
Hillary was a little slow on the uptake on that one. about 7 years and thousands of dead bodies too late. sigh... the bullshit never stops....
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