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Hillary Clinton AWOL from Body Armor Hearing
Newsmax ^ | Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 11:36 a.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 01/13/2006 10:02:44 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie

After Sen. Hillary Clinton went on TV and blamed Bush administration "incompetence" for alleged inadequacies in body armor supplied to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq, Senate Armed Service Committee chairman John Warner agreed to hold hearings.

But when Warner gaveled the proceedings into session on Wednesday, body armor expert Hillary was nowhere to be found.

"Senator Clinton had a long planned day of events with her constituents in New York and wasn't able to attend the short-notice briefing attended by the chairman and two members of the minority," Hillary spokesman Philippe Reines told the Washington Times.

"Her defense aide attended, and she's going to continue to work hard to make sure that our men and women in uniform get the resources they need," he explained.

Mrs. Clinton did, however, make time to attend a Children's Defense Fund luncheon on Thursday - along with Harry "Bush is a terrorist" Belafonte - although she was careful not be photographed with bellicose baritone.

On Tuesday Mrs. Clinton blasted the White House on the body armor issue, telling ABC's "Good Morning America" that it was "unacceptable and unforgivable" that President Bush had failed to protect the troops.

"Of all the issues that he should be focused on, it is providing appropriate protection to our men and women in uniform," the 2008 presidential hopeful complained.

"You know, the president speaks out strongly, and even harshly from time to time, about issues that he thinks are important. Let's hear him speak out about protecting the men and women who wear the uniform of our country."

If Mrs. Clinton had shown up for the body armor hearing she called for, she would have heard one military man after another explain that her complaints were all wet.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; bodyarmor; hillary; hypocracy; military
I would expect no less from the fine honorable senator from New York.
1 posted on 01/13/2006 10:02:46 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: JustAnotherOkie


We musn't speak of Lord Hildemort in such tongues!
2 posted on 01/13/2006 10:04:25 AM PST by mike182d ("Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?")
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To: JustAnotherOkie

once again the beast exposed for the pos that she is.


3 posted on 01/13/2006 10:04:41 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: JohnLongIsland

A real floater, she is.


4 posted on 01/13/2006 10:06:20 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Animal Mother: "You a politician?"
Senator Clinton: "I'm a United States senator."
AM: "Well, you seen much combat, senator?"
SC: "I've seen a little on TV."

AM: "You're a real comedian."
SC: "Well, they call me `Thunder-thighs'."
AM: "Well, I got a joke for you. I'm gonna tear you a new ******* at the committee hearing".

SC: "Really?"

AM: "You talk the talk. Do you walk the walk?"

long pause

SC: "But think of the children . . .".


5 posted on 01/13/2006 10:25:18 AM PST by tumblindice ( She's walkin', yes indeed, and she's talkin')
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To: JustAnotherOkie
"Senator Clinton had a long planned day of events with her constituents in New York and wasn't able to attend the short-notice briefing attended by the chairman and two members of the minority," Hillary spokesman Philippe Reines told the Washington Times.

Yeah, "events with her constituents" like her usual lesbian S & M sessions.

6 posted on 01/13/2006 10:28:40 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: JustAnotherOkie
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7 posted on 01/13/2006 10:38:34 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: JustAnotherOkie

All talk, no action. Just like Bubba.


8 posted on 01/13/2006 10:40:38 AM PST by American Quilter
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To: JustAnotherOkie

***Mrs. Clinton did, however, make time to attend a Children's Defense Fund luncheon on Thursday - ...***

It's more important to Hitlery to go to an event that could lead to fund raising than to attend to her Senate obligations for which she was elected.


9 posted on 01/13/2006 10:41:12 AM PST by kitkat (Democrat/Socialist/Communist.= Hillary the RED)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
So she wants them in suits of armour like in Camelot. Guess she didn't notice that they had to be helped unto their horses.

Put her in a 130 degree sauna with one of our best suits on. Then, after that, have her walk a mile "in their shoes". Then, see if she can still pick up her sad a** off the ground.

Hillary still thinks a bazooka is a little pieces of bubblegum.

10 posted on 01/13/2006 10:41:49 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
"Her defense aide attended, and she's going to continue to work hard to make sure that our men and women in uniform get the resources they need"

What we need is for her to go away. PERMANENTLY
11 posted on 01/13/2006 10:42:40 AM PST by stm
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Harry Bellafonte was more important than our service men and the body armour? Broohahahahahahhaaha!!!!!!!! nice move hillary


12 posted on 01/13/2006 10:44:10 AM PST by tioga (Ashamed of Sen Chuck in the land of the Hildebeast.)
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To: mike182d

"We musn't speak of Lord Hildemort in such tongues!"

Perhaps, the best title for the picture is:

Darth Hitlery.

13 posted on 01/13/2006 10:58:23 AM PST by punster
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Body armor and practical application by the military men. My thoughts exactly. Safety gear is great. It works. But when the soldier, sailor, airman get in some of the tight places he has to go, the square safety gear doesn't fit the round hole. Today my hearing is shot, my own fault, for not wearing the micky mouse ear muffs. Some day, everything will be perfect in the field. I intend to be with God however.


14 posted on 01/13/2006 11:01:34 AM PST by encm(ss)
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To: encm(ss)

I got it, make her a new pantsuit out of some type of nylon, tell her it is the latest in nanotech body armor, then send her somewhere so she can show her courage, then....


15 posted on 01/13/2006 11:10:13 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: mike182d

Let's see........military matters or Harry Belafonte????????


16 posted on 01/13/2006 11:10:50 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Um, doesn't Congress decide how we equip our troops? They control the purse strings.

This "study" the NY Slimes published sounds like those idiot weathermen who tell us, if we don't wear a hat when it's freezing out, we lose 90% of our body heat through our head. Yes, of all the people wearing body armor who were hit where there was none, the armor coverage was inadequate. That's like saying if it weren't for the goalie, our hockey team would have lost 35-2.

17 posted on 01/13/2006 12:37:20 PM PST by Dilbert56
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To: mike182d

bttt


18 posted on 01/13/2006 12:38:29 PM PST by timestax
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Senator Clinton had a long planned day of events with her constituents in New York and wasn't able to attend the short-notice briefing...

Constituents, my derriere.

Which contributor was she sucking up to? Inquiring minds want to know...

19 posted on 01/13/2006 12:39:54 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
Smartest woman in America.

SNORT.

20 posted on 01/13/2006 12:40:25 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
"Senator Clinton had a long planned day of events with her constituents in New York and wasn't able to attend the short-notice briefing attended by the chairman and two members of the minority," Hillary spokesman Philippe Reines told the Washington Times.

And was it really a short-notice briefing, or did NewsMax just take her flying monkey's word for it? When was that meeting scheduled?

21 posted on 01/13/2006 12:43:12 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
I spoke to a Staff Sargeant at WRAMC a few weeks ago.
He told me he wasn't wounded, he had hurt his back when he turned suddenly, wearing 70 ponds of body armor.
He and his unit were doing what amounted to crowd control during a pilgrimage.
They were looking for infiltartors and he had spotted two suspicious looking individuals and trailed them into a confined area.
He told me he had taken point, and directed two of his men around the building.
The SSGt was looking in a window, when he heard a noise to his left.
He turned abruptly to view the threat, and when he did, the weight of the armor and his gear, acted like a flywheel on an old tractor, and twisted his upper body further than his spine was designed to move.
He told me it didn't bother him at first, but after two more days of walking patrols, he had to be medicated, and then after a week, he was medivacced out.
Strapped to a strechter..
he told me the armor was good, it makes everyine feel safe, but it's too heavy.
Most of the guys don't wear it.
Just thought I'd provide that little piece of insight.
22 posted on 01/13/2006 3:12:11 PM PST by concretebob (Self-doubt is the true path to enlightenment.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

If that socialist pig ever becomes president, we will not only not have body armor--we won't have a military to wear it!!


23 posted on 01/13/2006 3:31:26 PM PST by taillightchaser
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To: OldFriend

bttt


24 posted on 01/18/2006 9:24:52 AM PST by timestax
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To: taillightchaser

bttt


25 posted on 01/18/2006 9:33:25 AM PST by timestax
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To: theOffice

bumpity uppity


26 posted on 01/18/2006 9:34:36 AM PST by timestax
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To: concretebob

The real world has a way of intruding into the bloviating of the demonrats.


27 posted on 01/18/2006 9:35:02 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: mewzilla

Her day of events including appearing with Harry Belafonte and trying to avoid having her picture taken with her fellow slimer.


28 posted on 01/18/2006 9:35:54 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
"You know, the president speaks out strongly, and even harshly from time to time, about issues that he thinks are important. Let's hear him speak out about protecting the men and women who wear the uniform of our country. "

Lady,when you "walk the walk", there isn't any need to to talk. Actions speak louder than words. Like the shameful way your "soulmate" Bubba lovegun treated the military for eight long years!!

/rant>

CC

29 posted on 01/18/2006 9:53:23 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Billy Tauzin about Louisiana: "half the state is under water, the other half is under indictment")
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To: timestax

Please help a newby out---what does BTTT mean?
Thanks


30 posted on 01/18/2006 11:53:39 AM PST by taillightchaser
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To: taillightchaser
BTTT = "bump to the top"
31 posted on 01/18/2006 11:54:49 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("Life's a beta, then you die." - overheard in City of Villains)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Are you suggesting she's off of the plantation?


32 posted on 01/18/2006 12:00:52 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: G Larry

Well, she wouldn't be much of a bed winch.


33 posted on 01/18/2006 12:29:12 PM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: taillightchaser
25 November 2003??? A NEWBIE???? C'mon, you're joshing us right?..You went back in time and signed up..cool!!!
Dad can I use the time machine tonight?
I have a hot date with Joan of Arc..I think she wants stakes, er steaks..
Sorry..
OK OK go ahead, say it..
34 posted on 01/18/2006 1:25:35 PM PST by concretebob (Self-doubt is the true path to enlightenment.)
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To: OldFriend
Her day of events including appearing with Harry Belafonte and trying to avoid having her picture taken with her fellow slimer

And for that she blew off the hearing. The red bits are gonna love that.

35 posted on 01/18/2006 2:38:48 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: concretebob

Newbie as it applies to me means computer ignorant.
I'm amazed constantly how the freepers post some of the stuff they do.
If I had a time machine, there would be a better choice than Joan of Arc for a date--my opinion.


36 posted on 01/18/2006 3:00:57 PM PST by taillightchaser
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To: taillightchaser
OK first rule..Know the difference between the inane and the sublime.
that was a joke..
But just out of curiosity, who would you travel back in time to take to dinner?
37 posted on 01/18/2006 5:07:29 PM PST by concretebob (Self-doubt is the true path to enlightenment.)
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To: taillightchaser

BTTT means bump to the top. It keeps the thread showing up on the top.


38 posted on 01/18/2006 5:10:40 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Not enough lobbying pay offs to reap, she already collected her dues by participating in the leaking of the 'report'.


39 posted on 01/18/2006 5:13:03 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: DainBramage

bttt


40 posted on 01/18/2006 8:18:52 PM PST by timestax
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To: mike182d

oy


41 posted on 01/18/2006 8:22:29 PM PST by Liberty Valance ("Chloe ... I need another way out of here..." ~ Jack Bauer)
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To: theOffice

bttt


42 posted on 01/23/2006 7:18:33 PM PST by timestax
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