Skip to comments.House Rebukes Clinton on China Satellite Export (Duncan Hunter Archives)
Posted on 11/21/2007 10:46:33 AM PST by pissant
In a series of nearly unanimous votes, the House yesterday said President Clinton failed to act in "the national interest" earlier this year when he gave permission for a Chinese satellite launch to a U.S. aerospace firm with close Democratic ties, and moved to block him from approving similar exports.
With all but a handful of Democrats joining the House GOP majority, legislators rebuked Clinton's handling of a critical aspect of U.S.-China policy -- commerce in militarily sensitive technology -- just a month before he is to make a long-planned trip to Beijing. One of the measures, effectively banning all further exports of commercial satellites to China, would terminate current and pending deals by U.S. companies valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.
But yesterday's House votes, all on amendments to the annual defense authorization bill, made plain that Democrats, too, have concerns. By 364 to 54, lawmakers adopted Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-Calif.) proposal for a flat ban on the export or re-export of satellites to China.
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The long and the short of it was that the Communist Chinese wanted to be on par with us and were shrewd enough to use Huang, Chung and Trie and a pittance of dollars to bribe filthbags Bill and Hillary Clinton and the DNC - and they got our entire arsenal.
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