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Photo of U.S. Soldier in Iraq Shaking Hands With Senator Hillary Clinton--But Not Willingly-Truth!
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Posted on 07/19/2005 2:21:01 PM PDT by doug from upland

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Picture of U.S. Soldier in Iraq Shaking Hands With Senator Hillary Clinton--But Not Willingly-Truth!

bullet Summary of the eRumor
The eRumor includes a picture of a U.S. soldier shaking hands with Senator Hillary Clinton.
He is also crossing the fingers of his left hand, which the email says is a soldier's sign for coercion.
 

 

 

bullet The Truth
This eRumor started circulating shortly after Senator Clinton made a Thanksgiving visit to the soldiers in Iraq in 2003.
There was a lot of speculation about what the picture really meant.
Was the soldier really indicating that he didn't like shaking hands with Hillary?
Was the picture doctored to make it look that way?
Was he sending some other kind of message with his crossed fingers?

The answer is that he did intentionally cross his fingers during the handshake and it did mean that he was not thrilled to shake Senator Clinton's hand.
After his discharge from the Army, the soldier posted a personal profile on Yahoo Personals as part of looking for introductions to single females.
In his profile, he includes the picture with Hillary and explains "The picture of me and Hillary Clinton was taken when she came to visit Iraq. I was actually ordered to shake her hand, and I never figured that my friends would circulate it all over the net. I AM NOT a Hillary fan by any stretch."

Updated 5/2/05
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has already started her 2008 presidential campaign by aligning herself with the military and pretending to be tough on terror.  Fortunately, the ultra-liberal Hillary has yet to brainwash all of the voting public into believers that her symbolism is really substance.  Guess some folks will never forget that she was co-president for eight years in an administration that I QUOTE: "Loath the military"!
Absolutely the best picture EVER!   (read the message below the photo)

 The picture shows that this soldier has been thru Survival School and learned his lessons well. He's giving the sign of "coercion" with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by POW's as a method of posing messages back to our intelligence services who may view the photo or video. This guy was obviously being coerced into shaking hands with Hillary Clinton. It's ironic how little she knew that he would so inform us about the photo---perhaps because she's never understood our military to begin with.

 

 

 


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coercion; crossedfingers; hillary; iraq; liar; military; oldiebutgoodie
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1 posted on 07/19/2005 2:21:03 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

LOL LOL LOL...great catch....LOL


2 posted on 07/19/2005 2:22:44 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: doug from upland

Sweet.


3 posted on 07/19/2005 2:23:35 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: doug from upland

Thanks, doug! That is too rich!!!


4 posted on 07/19/2005 2:23:44 PM PDT by Sister_T (Starve a RINO!!!)
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To: doug from upland

This has been posted a few times and is funnier each time I see it.


5 posted on 07/19/2005 2:24:10 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Blurblogger

Ping


6 posted on 07/19/2005 2:24:33 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: theDentist

I know it has been posted, but I don't remember it being confirmed. Snopes also confirms.


7 posted on 07/19/2005 2:25:25 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: doug from upland

I can think of another finger gesture I would have made, but to each his own I guess.


8 posted on 07/19/2005 2:25:51 PM PDT by mnehring (Fourth Estate, Fifth Column Dis-Infomers)
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To: doug from upland

I hope that picture got him hooked up with a bunch of good looking conservative babes. I hope he shows up here some day!


9 posted on 07/19/2005 2:25:52 PM PDT by kilowhskey
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To: doug from upland

That hand sign in Hangul (Korea) is also the same as giving her the BIRD. ROTFLOL


10 posted on 07/19/2005 2:25:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Sister_T

Holy cow he's SINGLE!!!


11 posted on 07/19/2005 2:26:21 PM PDT by DesignerChick
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To: doug from upland

"Order him to shake my hand you FJB!"


12 posted on 07/19/2005 2:26:24 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: doug from upland

we will need him in 2008


13 posted on 07/19/2005 2:26:38 PM PDT by since1868
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To: doug from upland

His other hand probably now has the "mark of the devil" seared into the palm.


14 posted on 07/19/2005 2:29:21 PM PDT by digger48
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To: doug from upland

Did it say something about him looking through a dating service? Certainly not! If he is and reading this. Private Message me.


15 posted on 07/19/2005 2:29:23 PM PDT by newconhere
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To: doug from upland

Hilarious!


16 posted on 07/19/2005 2:29:28 PM PDT by Sabatier
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To: doug from upland

Ive seen this photo before a few years back i don't remember where but i laughed then too !


17 posted on 07/19/2005 2:29:55 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (secus acutulus exspiro ab Acheron bipes actio absol ab Acheron supplico)
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To: doug from upland
Here's another. (Female in the back)


18 posted on 07/19/2005 2:30:56 PM PDT by idkfa
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To: doug from upland



Thanks for posting this. It's always good to see the Hildabeast reminded that many are not fooled by her.


19 posted on 07/19/2005 2:31:13 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: doug from upland
"perhaps because she's never understood our military to begin with."

Now there a hell of an understatement if I have ever heard one!

20 posted on 07/19/2005 2:31:46 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: idkfa
Female in back

Is that half-a-bird she is shooting??????????? har har har har

21 posted on 07/19/2005 2:32:40 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: doug from upland; Allegra; MikeinIraq; Old Sarge; All

If anybody has a way to get in contact with this man, please FReepmail me.


22 posted on 07/19/2005 2:33:29 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: doug from upland

Looks like our POWs are going to need to be taught a new sign.


23 posted on 07/19/2005 2:33:46 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: doug from upland

if the guy is looking for a female..there are lots of Freeperete babes here...Doug..you should start a thread here for him..


24 posted on 07/19/2005 2:33:55 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: doug from upland

Theres no telling where that hands been.


25 posted on 07/19/2005 2:34:07 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: idkfa
Have you got the one of sKerry and the two Marines in the Wendy's? Looked like one of them wanted to rip the traitor's lungs out.
26 posted on 07/19/2005 2:34:23 PM PDT by Martin Tell (Red States [should act like they] Rule)
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To: doug from upland

LOL.

That is just to sweet!


27 posted on 07/19/2005 2:35:39 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: idkfa

LOL.


28 posted on 07/19/2005 2:36:56 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: doug from upland
"..she's never understood our military to begin with."

You mean you didn't know that she once tried to join the Marines?

29 posted on 07/19/2005 2:37:43 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: doug from upland

It states she was in Iraq for Thanksgiving 2003. This is incorrect. She was in Afghanistan. President Bush was in Iraq that year for Thanksgiving.


30 posted on 07/19/2005 2:37:56 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: LOL

I'm suuuuuuure this will make it into the media in the near future.


31 posted on 07/19/2005 2:38:08 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: doug from upland
You can tell by the look on his face that it's true. Look at that mischievous semi-grin.
32 posted on 07/19/2005 2:38:58 PM PDT by tiki
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To: DesignerChick
His profile says he's in Clear Lake City, TX, which is about five miles from me. All I know is, if he really is the guy in the profile and the profile is truthful, I'm gonna keep my eyes open for him. Not only is it awesome what he did, but he's GORGEOUS! I do agree, though. Why would he use the internet photo with the red circle around his hand as his primary (and only) personals photo? That is suspicious. Posted by Aimin on Tue Jun 14, 2005 at 08:51 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This guy is a friend of mine and he did the red circle. You have to understand he is joker and yes he is from TX. He is single and hilarious. He laughs at all the stink'n liberal comments out there and we talk about his fame on the internet. If this is all he did during his elistment, in insulting Hillary right under her nose, that is a fulfilled enlistment to me. By the way the baby killing comments are from people who are clueless in what goes on during war and more than likely stink'n liberals who do not enjoy freedom. Posted by JF on Mon Jun 27, 2005 at 09:37 AM SOMEONE POSTED THIS YAHOO LINK FOR HIM BUT IT ISN'T AVAILABLE
33 posted on 07/19/2005 2:39:29 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: basil; TheSarce

This is Blastus' nightmare come true. He's afraid it may happen with one of the higher ups at his company. Now I can tell him what sign to give. Certainly wouldn't want any freepers to think otherwise!


34 posted on 07/19/2005 2:39:59 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: doug from upland
LOL. As one who was ordered to attend ceremonies when that gutless ex-pres Carter was in office, I can only say: "BRAVO!"

I live for the day when Mrs. Klintoon and her oafish cad of a husband are both wearing matching orange government-issued jumpsuits in the Greybar Hotel.

35 posted on 07/19/2005 2:41:57 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... - can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: CheneyChick

Her four day trip included Baghdad. I think she met with Bremer at the airport.


36 posted on 07/19/2005 2:43:16 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Tribune7

Nah, there are many signs.

http://www.usspueblo.org/v2f/captivity/goodluck.html#photo


37 posted on 07/19/2005 2:44:58 PM PDT by Feiny (Why won't liberals try practicing random acts of intelligence and senseless acts of self-control?)
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To: doug from upland
I am not a fan of Hillary nor am I an expert in digital imaging. However, upon close examination I would say this picture is a fake. That is to say, the file has been doctored, altered, edited, or whatever the correct term is.
38 posted on 07/19/2005 2:45:16 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: doug from upland

Ahh, if I weren't married. . . ;-) I've always had a thing for men in uniform.


39 posted on 07/19/2005 2:49:35 PM PDT by ahayes
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To: doug from upland

That is the greatest thing I've seen in the longest time!

Thanks!


40 posted on 07/19/2005 2:51:02 PM PDT by fire and forget
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To: DainBramage
"Order him to shake my hand you FJB!"

It took me about 15 seconds to figure out what you meant, and when I remembered the rererence I laughed out loud so hard that I scared my dog.

41 posted on 07/19/2005 2:51:21 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.)
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To: MosesKnows

Truth or Fiction and Snopes have both called it real.


42 posted on 07/19/2005 2:53:13 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: DesignerChick

LOL, probably not anymore!


43 posted on 07/19/2005 2:56:58 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (IT IS A WAR AGAINST RELIGION)
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To: doug from upland

Great post. This posting goes on my links page ASAP.


44 posted on 07/19/2005 3:07:26 PM PDT by indcons (Koran - The World's First WMD)
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To: doug from upland

Zziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggg!
**>splat!<**

Got 'er!.


45 posted on 07/19/2005 3:11:25 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: doug from upland

Sweet! I had wondered about him and that photo.

Nice find.


46 posted on 07/19/2005 3:13:16 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: doug from upland

usa2day has a front page photo of hillary and the military.

they're giving her free advertising already, and it's only 2005.


47 posted on 07/19/2005 3:13:34 PM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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To: idkfa

Flipping him off is even better.


48 posted on 07/19/2005 3:14:34 PM PDT by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: doug from upland; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
He's in Clear Lake?

We need to get him into the HAT chapter immediately!!

She innocently looks around. What? I'm not up to anything. Honest!

49 posted on 07/19/2005 3:18:54 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: doug from upland

Could be a good campaign picture if she is running!!!


50 posted on 07/19/2005 3:30:35 PM PDT by danamco
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