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A day after Bush visits Iraq, Hillary Clinton calls for new U.N. role
Associated Press ^ | 11-28-03 | By JIM KRANE

Posted on 11/28/2003 9:40:50 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov 28, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- A day after U.S. President George W. Bush made a surprise trip to Baghdad, U.S. senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jack Reed flew in Friday, saying it isn't too late to bring the United Nations back to Iraq.

The senators said the administration of Iraq - a huge expense - should be spread among a wider group of nations.

"I'm a big believer that we ought to internationalize this, but it will take a big change in our administration's thinking," said Clinton, a Democrat from New York. "I don't see that it's forthcoming."

Hours after Bush's 2 1/2-hour visit to Baghdad's airport, Clinton and Reed, a Democrat from Rhode Island, spent a day meeting with military brass and troops, top officials of the occupation administration and aid workers.

Both senators cautioned that new plans to speed up the trasnfer of power to an Iraqi government is risky given the country's political and social upheaval. Reed said a "critical factor" for coalition authorities was securing the blessing of Iraq's majority Shiite Muslim community, especially Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, who has criticized the plan.

"We're caught in a dillema, possibly of our own making," Reed said. "A quick, hasty election might bring to power a person who doesn't share the values we're trying to encourage. But the more we wait, the more it looks like an occupation."

Clinton supported a resolution granting Bush congressional authority to wage war against Iraq. At the time, she said it was "the hardest decision I've ever had to make."

"I supported the US$87 billion. I thought it was neccessary," Clinton said. "I probably would have structured it differently. But the money is flowing."

But Clinton said the main purpose of her trip was to show support for U.S. troops.

"I wanted to come to Iraq to let the troops know about the great job they're doing," she said.

Reed, who voted against authorizing war against Iraq, said his opposition has been confirmed by his visit, as well as by an earlier visit in July.

He said the Bush administration was too hasty in dismissing the U.N. search for weapons that probably would have shown that Iraq represented no imminent threat to the United States. He said the links between Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network and Saddam also appeared to be exaggerated.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: beast; clintonalumni; electionpresident; hillary; iraq; irrelevant; un
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1 posted on 11/28/2003 9:40:51 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
No comment....
2 posted on 11/28/2003 9:49:32 AM PST by Victor
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Well, what should one think? She goes to Iraq to support our troops only to open her crevice and to show lack of support by bashing the Pres......
3 posted on 11/28/2003 9:52:15 AM PST by illiac
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To: Victor
Yes, it's hard to comment while puking...
4 posted on 11/28/2003 9:52:24 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Victor
Maybe her higness can show us a UN success story.
5 posted on 11/28/2003 9:52:53 AM PST by itsahoot (The lesser of two evils, is evil still...Alan Keyes)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What or who is stoppin' them?
6 posted on 11/28/2003 9:53:15 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free - Support those who ensure it!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"But Clinton said the main purpose of her trip was to show support for U.S. troops. "

tough to swallow; coming from "it; that loathes the military..."
did she visit with any new york troops?

7 posted on 11/28/2003 9:54:15 AM PST by hoot2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Roadrunner and the Coyote make a quaint little morality tale. The intrepid Roadrunner is being pursued by the Coyote, and at times it looks like the Coyote may finally gain the upper hand. But the elaborate plan designed to catch the Roadrunner gets ruined again, and as the Coyote is lying broken and confused in the trap of his own making, the Roadrunner goes "Beep, beep!", makes a big razzberry,and speeds away to the horizon.

The interplay between Dubya and Herself is a live-action play of the cartoon characters, with Herself playing the Coyote. Herself just got the razzbery and "Beep, beep!"
8 posted on 11/28/2003 9:55:00 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wonder how many soldiers in Iraq lined up to get their photograph taken with her and requested her autograph?
9 posted on 11/28/2003 9:56:18 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
bookmarking
10 posted on 11/28/2003 10:02:06 AM PST by prairiebreeze (The President flew in to visit our troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving!! That folks, is being a leader.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A day late and a dollar short......
11 posted on 11/28/2003 10:04:39 AM PST by 76834
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Opportunistic scheming hag with a brass pair.
12 posted on 11/28/2003 10:05:28 AM PST by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hillary should wear a burka while in a Muslim nation. In fact, I think it would be a good thing for her to wear one all the time.
13 posted on 11/28/2003 10:07:10 AM PST by boycott
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
After reading the book Legacy about the Clinton administration, I am more convinced than ever that the LAST thing we need is the UN to help in our war on terror. If Hillary really gave a darn about this, she of all people would know better. This is a political speech of course.
14 posted on 11/28/2003 10:09:00 AM PST by ladyinred (The Left have blood on their hands!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The appropriate role for the U.N. is handling the PARKING. They UN staff has mastered that in New York.
15 posted on 11/28/2003 10:10:42 AM PST by pointsal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I've yet to see this visit on TV. FNC is currently showing Bush but still no Shrillary. Even had it on CNN earlier but nothing.
16 posted on 11/28/2003 10:11:18 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I've yet to see this visit on TV. FNC is currently showing Bush but still no Shrillary. Even had it on CNN earlier but nothing.
17 posted on 11/28/2003 10:11:52 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
11/27/03: the more we wait, the more it looks like an occupation

3/21/03: Airstrike in Baghdad
Several large blasts detonated to the west of Baghdad tonight as reports suggested the expected night of colossal "shock and awe" bombing was beginning.

Time elapsed: 8 MONTHS.

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5/2/03: ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN -- US President George W. Bush declared the major fighting in Iraq over...

Time elapsed: 6 MONTHS.

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Germany (Territory Under Allied Occupation, 1945-1955) Records

Time elapsed: 10 YEARS.

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"OCCUPATION": WE REPORT, YOU DECIDE.
18 posted on 11/28/2003 10:15:27 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bush has asked the UN to help out. Unfortunately they are feckless and unable to defend themselves, so even the small units in Iraq and Afghanistan are being withdrawn.

The UN, as an institution, is incapable of dealing with issues like terrorism, war, and violence. They have shown that again and again. The sole exceptions have been when, as in Korea, the UN mantle was used to "legitimize" American and allied forces. But it was nothing but a label.
19 posted on 11/28/2003 10:25:32 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Yawnnnn...
20 posted on 11/28/2003 10:36:28 AM PST by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there is the face of Islam!)
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To: stanz; Oldeconomybuyer; alloysteel; AmericaUnited; *Clinton Alumni; *Election President


21 posted on 11/28/2003 10:44:27 AM PST by nwrep
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To: itsahoot
Like Bill's success in Haiti, perhaps ?
22 posted on 11/28/2003 10:55:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Victor
No comment is necessary. A picture is worth a thousands words. These pictures speak volumns.
23 posted on 11/28/2003 11:13:24 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: nwrep
Greeting Crusty in fatigues?! Where was their NBC gear?
24 posted on 11/28/2003 11:15:22 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What did they have to ply these valiant American soldiers with to get them to photo op with Hildebeast?
25 posted on 11/28/2003 11:18:49 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: nwrep
Everyone appears to be keeping their distance. I'm sure they were ordered to be cordial, but nobody seems to be eager to shake her accursed hand or to be photographed anywhere near her.

The picture of the guy with his arms behind his back is telling. He's not going to extend his hand until the last possible second.

Looks like everyone is in line to use the restroom so they can puke and wash their hands.

26 posted on 11/28/2003 11:19:12 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: P-Marlowe
O.K. So Hillary confused the line to the can as her receiving line. This begs the question...

If Hillary is the next in line, do you really have to put the lid down?

27 posted on 11/28/2003 11:25:38 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Moooooooo.....moooooooo.....mooooooooo......"
28 posted on 11/28/2003 11:35:28 AM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: P-Marlowe
Our soldiers being attacked by a socialist menace.
I want to puke.
29 posted on 11/28/2003 11:36:19 AM PST by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Self-centered Hillary and co. claim to care, while ignoring the will of the 'UN-experienced' Iraqis.

Every reliable poll since the first reliable Zogby/AEI poll in Sept. proves that the Iraqi people want the US military in charge of stability ~ NOT the UN, DNC, or EU.

How can a sitting US Senator ~ on the Armed Services Committee, no less ~ not know this?


30 posted on 11/28/2003 11:40:27 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ( "Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth." ~ Pres. Bush, Baghdad)
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To: P-Marlowe
I also noticed that soldier with his hands behind his back. Body language is everything!!

I see she changed her blouse under Ole Crusty ... yesterday, she had on a pink one with some kind of a dark turtle-neck. Is it cold over there??

I wonder if she took a shower ... doesn't look like she washed her hair. Meeeoooowww.

g

31 posted on 11/28/2003 11:41:36 AM PST by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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To: nwrep
What is it with that friggin black suit this witch continues to wear? The woman is loaded, yet she seems to have only one suit. UGH!
32 posted on 11/28/2003 11:41:55 AM PST by Arpege92
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Yea, role of garbage collector.
33 posted on 11/28/2003 11:42:33 AM PST by ktw (kakkate koi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's Way Past Time To RECALL This Witch(leader of her nine stooges) home and get her Censured for trying to undermine Our Foreign Policy and form their own. The United Nations(Ultimate Nonsense),is comprised of many Socialist Nations which continues to try to undermine this country and make U.S. just as miserable as they are!!!! Recall Her Now!!!! New York Wake Up!!!! Or have You forgotten 09/11/01!!!!
34 posted on 11/28/2003 11:44:48 AM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The good news: Hillary looks worse than ever.
35 posted on 11/28/2003 11:47:15 AM PST by aculeus (I cut and paste. You decide.)
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To: nwrep
Still wearing Ole Crusty.
36 posted on 11/28/2003 12:01:11 PM PST by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What "greater UN role"? Running from Baghdad even faster then they did before? Standing by longer watching more innocent people die?? LOL. We've all seen what happens when the UN is in control, Mrs. Clinton: how about bringing our troops home from the atrocious war your husband "won"?

President Bush went to Iraq to boost morale. Hillary went to Afghanistan and Iraq to hurt morale (Clinton trademark, hurting morale)

37 posted on 11/28/2003 12:03:09 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: nwrep
So big a splash has the satanic Sen. Hitlery (Hell) made that in all three pics, nearly EVERYONE has averted looking anywhere near her (except for those held hostage by her evil presense.)
38 posted on 11/28/2003 12:03:25 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Interesting...Hitlery thinks she still can formulate foreign policy. Give it up, o BentOne's wifey. It ain't happenin'.
39 posted on 11/28/2003 12:25:25 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: nwrep

"Right over here is where the troops gave a standing ovation to the Commander in Chief."
40 posted on 11/28/2003 12:27:38 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
" We're caught in a dillema, possibly of our own making," Reed said. "A quick, hasty election might bring to power a person who doesn't share the values we're trying to encourage. But the more we wait, the more it looks like an occupation."

Reed also told the world press,(within feet of our troops in harm's way) that our intelligence stinks,we don't have enough agents on the ground,etc. Can you imagine someone traveling to Nazi Germany or Japan,during WWII and announcing to the world that the intel services of the US are garbage? Typical Democrat- more concerned with the feelings of the terrorists,than the safety of the military and the US. The soldier with his hands behind his back,might be better served using them to guard his eyes and other important parts from a spontaneous rage by Hillary. She always appears very uncomfortable around men . And her facial expressions and body language make her look like a hyena slavering over a wounded water buffalo.
41 posted on 11/28/2003 12:28:01 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue ( According to Webster's-A hyena is wolflike,flesh eating animal of Africa,with a shrill cry.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But Clinton said the main purpose of her trip was a Photo Op!


42 posted on 11/28/2003 12:39:57 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

43 posted on 11/28/2003 12:48:34 PM PST by maggief
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I wanted to come to Iraq to let the troops know about the great job they're doing," she said.

Suuuure, your Heiness.

Notice how all the soldiers are crowding around her trying to get their pictures taken with her? NOT!!

44 posted on 11/28/2003 1:05:35 PM PST by nightdriver
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To: P-Marlowe

Crusty black pantsuit: $135.00
Trip to Afghanistan with entourage: $150,000.00
Expression on the face of the guy to the left: PRICELESS!

45 posted on 11/28/2003 1:06:55 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Chilling Effect-1, Global Warming-0)
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To: cake_crumb
President Bush went to Iraq to boost morale. Hillary went to Afghanistan and Iraq to hurt morale (Clinton trademark, hurting morale)

Yep... the bottom line.

46 posted on 11/28/2003 1:12:22 PM PST by Tamzee (Pennsylvanians for Bush! Join http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PA4BushCheney/)
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To: itsahoot
Maybe her higness can show us a UN success story.

That is what the leftists fear most, proving the irrelevance of their vehicle to global dominion.

47 posted on 11/28/2003 1:16:22 PM PST by StriperSniper (The "mainstream" media is a left bank oxbow lake.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What did HIllary bring Reed along for?

So that he can be her mouth piece and suggest to the world that the United States looks like it is "occupying" Iraq?!

Thanks Hillary once again for doing your part to enrage all the terrorists against the United States. Not only that, but these types of comments only serve to further enrage the opposition, thereby ensuring more American Casulties.
48 posted on 11/28/2003 2:11:04 PM PST by rodeo-mamma (They sure can dish it out, but they can't take it, ain't that the truth!!!)
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W should issue a statement thanking her for her helpful criticism of military operations
49 posted on 11/28/2003 2:16:26 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: mtbopfuyn
We've now seen President Bush a million times in Iraq on TV. Hillary - nothing. I think her reception by the troops was so bad that liberal TV won't show it.
50 posted on 11/28/2003 3:49:46 PM PST by maxwellp (Throw the U.N. in the garbage where it belongs.)
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