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Kerry "troubled" by Hayden CIA nomination [has "serious reservations" about President Bush's....]
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Posted on 05/08/2006 10:35:42 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Kerry "troubled" by Hayden CIA nomination May 8, 2006 NASHUA, N.H. --Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry says he's troubled and has "serious reservations" about President Bush's nomination of General Michael Hayden to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Kerry says his concerns stem from Hayden's involvement in the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program, which Hayden used to oversee as the former head of the National Security Agency. Kerry made the comments to reporters after speaking at a convention of New Hampshire's professional fire fighters association in Nashua. Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden also is scheduled to speak at the convention. Biden said earlier that Hayden's nomination could create the impression that the C-I-A is being consumed by the Defense Department.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; cia; hayden; hayen; johnkerry; josephbiden; josephbuden; kerry; michaelhayden; nsa
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1 posted on 05/08/2006 10:35:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe you should try becoming president, Hermann, than you can nominate somebody different for the job.
2 posted on 05/08/2006 10:36:41 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Biden said earlier that Hayden's nomination could create the impression that the C-I-A is being consumed by the Defense Department.

And that would be bad why?

3 posted on 05/08/2006 10:38:18 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Sub-Driver

"Cardinal4 troubled by Kerry...."


4 posted on 05/08/2006 10:39:34 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy in 2008!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have "serious reservations" for dinner Saturday night at 7:30.


5 posted on 05/08/2006 10:39:55 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Sub-Driver

He's a mite irritable from those splinters up his backside after having to sit on that Senate fence again while aides run polls telling him what to be mad about. Schmuck.


6 posted on 05/08/2006 10:40:18 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry says he's troubled and has "serious reservations about President Bush's nomination of General Michael Hayden to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency." Fortunatly, has little choice about it.
7 posted on 05/08/2006 10:42:18 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Southern, Conservitive and Proud of it - Hmmm)
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To: dead

Kerry is troubled, but I doubt if it has or had anything to do with a CIA nomination.


8 posted on 05/08/2006 10:45:46 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: RexBeach
Kerry has "serious reservations" on how to wipe his butt. He is without a clue when it comes to dealing with normal people or telling the truth about his "days" and they was damn few, in Nam.
He needs to open up his military records. I'd bet a night on the town that he is hiding a general discharge. General discharges were given to screw-ups who were being kicked out of the military.
9 posted on 05/08/2006 10:46:06 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes, but is he "deeply saddened"?

That might get me worried.

The Dims have such deep thoughts and "feelin's" don't they?


10 posted on 05/08/2006 10:46:25 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: Sub-Driver

Had Kerry not involved himself in treasonous activity decades ago and been caught at it, this would be his decision to make now. It really is time to him to learn that decisions have consequences.


11 posted on 05/08/2006 10:46:54 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Sub-Driver

"Kerry 'troubled' by Hayden CIA nomination"

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And so what's his "plan" for the CIA? He usually has a "plan." If it's anything like his "plan" to end the war in Iraq.....


12 posted on 05/08/2006 10:46:58 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: oldenuff2no

If we dig a bit, we'll find out that Kerry was an Admiral in the Cambodian Navy.


13 posted on 05/08/2006 10:47:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Someone get John Kerry a Roget's Thesaurus. Can't he think of a better description for his emotions than "troubled?" With such a wide range of deep feelings and expressions is it no wonder that he won the Presidency? /sarc
14 posted on 05/08/2006 10:48:36 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Sub-Driver
He just wants to say something to get his name in front of his liberal base.

The only serious reservations this scarecrow ever had in his life while in public office is which of his wife's credit cards were going to buy his next meal.
15 posted on 05/08/2006 10:49:11 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Would he have felt any different with anyone Bush would have nominated? Not sure why this is news.


16 posted on 05/08/2006 10:50:47 AM PDT by FishFace222 (GWB is as responsible for oil prices as much as Clinton is responsible for sexual predators.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually, there are some real thorny issues here. The Randy "Duke" Cunningham scandal, for one, with tie-ins between the congressional bribery investigation, defense contractors, and spook agency higher-ups.

"Duke" was wearing a wire, for quite a while. There's more here than meets the eye, I think.


17 posted on 05/08/2006 10:50:47 AM PDT by MoJoWork_n (We don't know what it is we don't know)
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To: madison10

I think the word "troubled" is standard for the moonbat/leftist/socialists. Notice that they tend to all use the same words all the time. Not one original thought.


18 posted on 05/08/2006 10:51:28 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
And so what's his "plan" for the CIA?

I think he wants to return the CIA to the way it operated pre-9/11...so we can have another 9/11.
19 posted on 05/08/2006 10:52:58 AM PDT by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: WesternPacific
Bottom story of the day: I personally am "troubled" that Kerry is troubled.

/sarc off. Geez, some days I just can't decide who's the bigger Tool...this putz or Gore...

20 posted on 05/08/2006 10:54:23 AM PDT by kromike
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To: P-40

Kerry has always been troubled at the mere existence of the CIA.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1065253/posts


21 posted on 05/08/2006 10:55:31 AM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 05/08/2006 10:56:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: fatnotlazy

Kerry - I have a plan Man......


23 posted on 05/08/2006 10:57:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Unelect All NJ Politicians....)
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To: Sub-Driver
Every time this dope opens his mouth, I just shake my head in amazement and disgust.
24 posted on 05/08/2006 10:59:29 AM PDT by roaddog727 (eludium PU36 explosive space modulator)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry is troubled.


25 posted on 05/08/2006 11:00:58 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well guess what Mr. Kerry, you can't do a dang thing about it. So go put in your VietCong mouthpiece and make your teeth clatter like a wooden puppet!


26 posted on 05/08/2006 11:01:06 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

I love Kerry threads.


27 posted on 05/08/2006 11:04:17 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

"troubled"

He's beginning to sound a bit like the 'Puff Meister'.


28 posted on 05/08/2006 11:04:51 AM PDT by poobear (The most critical job that Americans will no longer do: Vote for Democrats!)
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To: Sub-Driver
[[ Kerry "troubled" by Hayden CIA nomination [has "serious reservations" about President Bush's....] ]]

Evidently Hayden is the democrats CHOICE.. When they attack Bush or Bush decisions the republicans rally to make it so/happen.. BRILLIANT actually.. sneaky but brilliant..

You notice the democrats DON'T attack Bush on his border decisions.. Bush being For; IMPORTING multi millions of prospective democrats across that border.. is something the republican base HATES.. The democrats KNOW he will eventually take the blame.. and distance themselves from the backlash which will eventually come.. Because many many democrats HATE IT TOO...

29 posted on 05/08/2006 11:07:02 AM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: madison10

you said,
"Someone get John Kerry a Roget's Thesaurus. Can't he think of a better description for his emotions than "troubled?" With such a wide range of deep feelings and expressions is it no wonder that he won the Presidency? /sarc"

Didn't you read that Kerry is the Great Communicator?

Didn't you see how well he debated?

Well, now that Dubya has admitted he used that Bush impersonator for the debates, Kerry can declare that he's very troubled by that...or at least has deep, deep reservations.


30 posted on 05/08/2006 11:07:33 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: oldenuff2no

Mr. Kerry has a great deal to be humble about. It is a shame that he does not understand this.

I would love to see Kerry's DD214. I'll be there are some interesting items in it.


31 posted on 05/08/2006 11:08:23 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Sub-Driver

ADMIRAL Stansfield Turner,,Now let's see, which Queer lickin RAT APPOINTED HIM CIA HEAD??!!!


32 posted on 05/08/2006 11:09:09 AM PDT by Waco
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To: Sub-Driver

Memo to Tony Snow:
Re: "Bush administration's domestic surveillance program"

The 4th Amendment prohibits UNREASONABLE search and seizure.

Tony, Please frame the debate around whether it is reasonable or unreasonable to listen to the phone conversations of terrorists?

That was your predecessor's biggest mistake.


33 posted on 05/08/2006 11:17:03 AM PDT by spintreebob (what's important is not the facts of the case, but the seriousness of the allegations)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry is troubled?
WTFC?
(who the fxxx cares - for you folks in Rio Linda)

Kerry is as irrelevant as yesterdays toilet paper.

Semper Fi
34 posted on 05/08/2006 11:18:43 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: RexBeach

Assuming that General Hayden is going to have a hearing before taking the CIA job, I would just LOVE to see some Republican Senator with the stones to come right out and say...

"General Hayden? Let's revisit some ancient history for a moment, and talk about security clearances. Would you say, that if a former Naval officer who had been discharged under questionable circumstances following their perjured testimony right here on Capitol Hill in which they alleged all sorts of war crimes committed by their fellow servicemen in Vietnam, crimes which were never even proven, and if that same Naval officer had traveled to Paris to engage in private consultations with the Communist North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, in violation of U.S. law, would you say it would be reasonable to assume that such an individual, who clearly held his fellow American servicemen in such contempt, who gave aid and comfort to America's enemies during a time of war, would it be reasonable to conclude that such an individual could not be trusted with ANY sort of security clearance under any conditions? Indeed General, would it be safe to say that such a disloyal individual should never hold elective office as their past behavior would make them ineligible to serve? The last part of this lengthy question General, is 'would YOU have wanted to have served alongside such an individual, and to depend on them in a life or death situation?', I'd like very much to hear your views on such a hypothetical individual."


35 posted on 05/08/2006 11:19:00 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Waco
ADMIRAL Stansfield Turner,,Now let's see, which Queer lickin RAT APPOINTED HIM CIA HEAD??!!!

For the kids out there who may not be familiar with Admiral Turner, (the head of the CIA when Iran was lost to the radicals), here's a dash of his bio on Wikipedia:

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...He served as president of Naval War College from 1972 to 1974 and was subsequently director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1977 to 1981 (Jimmy Carter's administration). He was a member of the Monsanto board of directors. He is now a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park's School of Public Policy.

Under Turner's direction, the CIA emphasized TECHINT and SIGINT more than HUMINT. Turner eliminated over 800 operational positions in what was called the Halloween Massacre. This organizational direction is notable because William Casey was seen to have a completely opposite approach, focusing much of his attention on HUMINT. Turner gave notable testimony to Congress revealing much of the extent of the MKULTRA program, which the CIA ran from the early 1950s to late 1960s. Reform and simplification of the intelligence community's multilayered secrecy system was one of Turner's significant initiatives, but produced no results by the time he left office.

One exception to Turner's preference for non-human intelligence gathering involved the use of a psychic. In the January 2006 issue of GQ magazine, former President Jimmy Carter reportedthat Turner hired a psychic to help locate a US plane that had been lost in Central Africa. When Turner's preferred TECHINT and SIGINT approaches both failed to find the missing plane, Turner reported to the president that the agency hired a psychic to help find the plane.

Turner has written several books, including 2005's Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence, in which he advocates disbanding the CIA.

Turner has been sharply critical of the Bush administration handling of the Iraq invasion. In September 2003 he wrote that "most of the assumptions behind our invasion have been proven wrong: The intelligence did not support the imminence of a threat, the Iraqis have not broadly welcomed us as liberators, the idea that we could manage this action almost unilaterally is giving way to pleas for troops and money from other nations, the aversion to giving the UN a meaningful role is eroding daily, and the reluctance to get involved in nation building is being supplanted by just that."...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stansfield_Turner

36 posted on 05/08/2006 11:21:10 AM PDT by LRS
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To: Waco

I believe that Turner was the guy who did Carter's bidding and gutted the clandestine service... no more "human rights violators" at the kinder, gentler, Democrat friendly CIA.

We still haven't been able to repair the damage from that fiasco after 25 years.


37 posted on 05/08/2006 11:24:54 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
PING! Kerry "troubled" by Hayden CIA nomination May 8, 2006




Photograph of John Kerry meeting with Comrade Do Muoi, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Vietnam.

38 posted on 05/08/2006 11:31:57 AM PDT by Gucho
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To: Sub-Driver; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; bkwells; ...
"Yes, indeed- John Kerry thinks it's 1971 all over again. Yesterday, on "Face the Nation"
John Kerry once again slams American troops- Check it out-

"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the-of-the historical customs, religious customs."

Here is the transcript for "Face the Nation"-

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/face_120405.pdf

You will find this statement at the bottom of page 4 and the top of page 5.



"When former Attorney General Ramsey Clark isn’t defending Saddam Hussein, or giving speeches for the crypto-Stalinist International ANSWER, he’s acting as counsel for the Palestine Liberation Organization, trying to prevent families of murdered Jews from collecting on judgments against the PLO."
Little Green Footballs ^ | November 28, 2005 | Charles Johnson


From Kerry's "The New Soldier":

Al Hubbard Sgt., 22 Troop Carrier Squadron Aug. ’65-June ’66
Emotions: Walking down the flight line at Saigon past stacks of aluminum cases containing American bodies and past stacks of aluminum luggage containing American currency. Seeing the tight, sad face of an Airman loading the bodies aboard a dirty Air Force Transport and the wide smiling face of a stewardess greeting the passengers aboard a clean Pan American Clipper Jet. Hearing a Vietnamese beg you to leave his country and an American colonel tells you to bomb his country. Hearing a Vietnamese invite you to live in his home, after the war and an American explain why you can’t live in his block, after the war. Flying over barren, brown, safe American held terrain and over lush, green unsafe enemy terrain. Feeling happy to be leaving a country in which you do not belong and sad to be returning to a country in which you are not allowed to belong. Sacrificing a portion of your consciousness so you won’t have to deal with being there and building mental blocks so you won’t have to deal with having been there.

- Al Hubbard, proven fraud who never set foot in Viet Nam. The only Vietnamese he ever met was when he was collaborating with the North Vietnamese in Paris on the American Communist Party's nickel.

John Kerry's explanation: "He (Hubbard) simply exaggarated his particular position.
But nobody knew it at the time.
And those things happen."


Free online version of
hanoi kerry's playbook "The New Soldier"
You can read it online right now.







39 posted on 05/08/2006 11:43:27 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Support the troops by exposing the threats to them; i.e. hanoi kerry, etc)
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To: Sub-Driver

Troubled means Kerry is getting a furrowed brow which means more of the botox is required.


40 posted on 05/08/2006 11:46:58 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who on earth asked for HIS opinion? If I ever feel the need to know Kerry's opinion about something, please have me committed.


41 posted on 05/08/2006 11:49:02 AM PDT by ilovew (I support my President--now and always.)
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To: mkjessup

That was GREAT!


42 posted on 05/08/2006 11:49:52 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sub-Driver

The American people are troubled that this nimrod was almost President.


43 posted on 05/08/2006 11:53:04 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The Democrat Party! For people who value slogans, not solutions!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


44 posted on 05/08/2006 11:55:05 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Grampa Dave
 
Who the heck is this "M" guy?

45 posted on 05/08/2006 12:03:38 PM PDT by Radix (Stop domestic violence. Beat abroad.)
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To: Radix

That took me a minute figure out the Dyslexic M Guy?

Great!


46 posted on 05/08/2006 12:06:23 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Troubled...geezzz I'm troubled you're a senator...you were given a dishonorable discharge from the Navy 'cause of your treasonous activities you committed against your own country. NOW THAT'S TROUBLING!!!!!!! Scumbag...


47 posted on 05/08/2006 12:12:00 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: Sub-Driver

A Kerry "reservation" is an endorsement as far as I'm concerned. That makes a "serious reservation" a ringing endorsement.


48 posted on 05/08/2006 12:15:02 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Sub-Driver
Lurch is "troubled?" Looks pretty obvious to me.


49 posted on 05/08/2006 12:21:05 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: madison10
Someone get John Kerry a Roget's Thesaurus. Can't he think of a better description for his emotions than "troubled?" With such a wide range of deep feelings and expressions is it no wonder that he won the Presidency? /sarc

Good point. Maybe he chose the word "troubled" because his listeners, the Democrats, have limited vocabularies?

50 posted on 05/08/2006 12:24:01 PM PDT by syriacus (WHERE has Geo. Clooney been for ALL the years that Franklin Graham has been helping the Sudanese?)
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