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Oliver North: Hillary Security Zone Boast Doubtful
NewsMax.com ^ | 11/30/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 11/29/2003 9:48:41 PM PST by kattracks

A claim that New York Sen. Hillary Clinton ventured beyond Baghdad's security zone on Friday to visit U.S. troops in the combat zone is being challenged by Fox News Channel military reporter Oliver North.

North, who returned from Iraq on Thursday, was filling in for nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity when the topic of Sen. Clinton's Iraq trip came up.

"The media tried like the dickens to make the Hillary visit look like . . . a very courageous thing," the former Marine colonel told a caller.

Noting the claim by Sen. Clinton's press aide that she was "on a visit with a military division outside the security zone," North insisted, "Let me tell you something. Nobody, nobody, nobody, goes around Baghdad outside, quote, the security perimeter."

Based on the dubious account of her spokeswoman, Sen. Clinton was being credited with an act of courage by the European press, whose reporters drew comparisons with President Bush.

Saturday's London Times noted, for instance, "Unlike Bush, who never left the heavily secured military compound at Baghdad International Airport or the company of Americans during his two and a half hour visit, Senator Clinton headed out to meet troops, aid workers and Iraqi politicians."

Agence France Press also gave Clinton credit for the supposedly bold gesture, saying, "Unlike the US president, who never left the main military camp at Baghdad airport during his two-and-a-half hour stay, Clinton left the heavily fortified complex around the palace to go and visit troops."



TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hillary; huckfillary; iraq; olivernorth
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1 posted on 11/29/2003 9:48:42 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Even if it were true-- why would the terrorists and Baathists target one of their best allies, anyway?

2 posted on 11/29/2003 9:52:14 PM PST by zipper (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: kattracks
Shiiiiit.
3 posted on 11/29/2003 9:52:32 PM PST by RLK
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To: kattracks; MozartLover; Miss Marple; lysie; Dog; Brad's Gramma; Molly Pitcher; Grampa Dave; ...
It takes real effort not to cut loose with a string of language unbecoming of a lady when I read about this piece of treasonous trash.
4 posted on 11/29/2003 9:55:03 PM PST by kayak (The Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy is truly Vast! [JohnHuang2])
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To: kattracks
KP and latrine duty, were very popular pastimes while hillary was in Iraq. Even the officers volunteered.
5 posted on 11/29/2003 9:55:20 PM PST by Waco
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To: kattracks
Yea...right. Hitlery left the security zone to go in and tell our troops that America's support for what they are doing is fading.

They can try all they want, but Hitlery's dog don't hunt...and try as you may, sugar coat it as you may, a cow paddy is still a cow paddy.

What Bush did was couragous, coming in to the Baghdad airport a few days after the DHL flight was hit, knowing that he is the king prize for the terrorists. Hitlery is nothing more than one of their chief abettors and they are hoping she somehow can get in office so they can continue their actions like they did under her husband.

But like I already said, that do don't hunt.

Jeff

6 posted on 11/29/2003 10:02:46 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: kayak
It's been a rough one today, hasn't it? I'm having a hard time restraining myself, too.

Freepmail, in a sec...
7 posted on 11/29/2003 10:07:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I'm goin' to LoganLand!)
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To: kattracks
Ah, good old London Times and AFP. They'll have a tiny retraction on the "back pages" in a few days. Then they'll run another front page story about the hildabeast saving the planet from alien space invaders, followed by another tiny retraction a few days after that.

One trick ponies.

8 posted on 11/29/2003 10:07:23 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: kattracks
Do we have any film footage that confirms that Hitlery was past security perimeters? I have not seen any film footage of her scampering about the neighborhoods of Baghdad shaking hands with the locals. I have only seen the forced photo ops with the troops.
9 posted on 11/29/2003 10:10:42 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
Yeah, show me
10 posted on 11/29/2003 10:13:57 PM PST by temijin
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To: kattracks
Maybe the liberal liars can prove their assertion that the Daring Hillary was outside the security perimeter.

They won't, of course. They'll write about it, however, since they're slavering ideological fanatics.

12 posted on 11/29/2003 10:16:04 PM PST by Reactionary
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To: kayak
I have that same problem when I see the Beast or her about her. My dog and I have to leave the room if she is opening her gaping piehole on TV. Her presence is vomit inducing. Poor soldiers having to eat with the Swamp Thing!
13 posted on 11/29/2003 10:16:20 PM PST by CARepubGal
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To: kattracks
The terrorists wouldn't go after Hillary anymore than the NVA went after Jane Fonda.
14 posted on 11/29/2003 10:21:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: CARepubGal
"the hill" like bill is likely her own worst enemy.
15 posted on 11/29/2003 10:22:23 PM PST by temijin
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To: kattracks; cardinal4; sweetliberty; Budge; MeeknMing; Eaker; ch53gunner
Un-frikin-believable!!!!

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16 posted on 11/29/2003 10:23:25 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Lancey Howard
"The terrorists wouldn't go after Hillary anymore than the NVA went after Jane Fonda."

And this US Attorney General won't go after her
like Nixon's US Attorney General wouldn't go after hanoi jane.
17 posted on 11/29/2003 10:27:40 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (It's hard to run for office when you are in prison.)
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To: Reactionary
No commander is his right mind would let any senator or congressman or any other high ranking official out and about in an unsecure area.

Too much risk and no commander I ever served under would allow his career to be sent to the garbage dump for a glory grabbing politician.
18 posted on 11/29/2003 10:31:42 PM PST by cajun-jack
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To: Brad's Gramma; ALOHA RONNIE; armymarinemom; Ragtime Cowgirl; seamole; tet68; ...
I see three positives out of this whole thing, grandma:
  1. Hillary bared it all (her poor sportsmanship in coaching the troops that they could lose, admitting that America is divided against them when she's one of the ringleaders of the division herself, and questioning their leaders both civilian and military).
  2. She refocussed attention on the challenges our troops are facing (what counterproductive nonsense the left is sending them every day -- as well as the threats the enemy brings them -- or is it the same thing?).
  3. America got to see a clear difference between Bush's charisma with the troops and her grandstanding.
Just as in Vietnam, we're lucky we have troops who'll fight even when people question their duties. THAT is patriotism.
19 posted on 11/29/2003 10:36:01 PM PST by risk
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To: risk
HOOWAAH||||
20 posted on 11/29/2003 10:38:59 PM PST by temijin
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