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Lugar signs off on Iraq ambassador nomination
| Anne Flaherty
Posted on 03/17/2009 5:26:23 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (AP) Veteran diplomat Christopher Hill on Tuesday won the support of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar to become the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq, even as other GOP senators bluntly urged President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination.
Lugar's backing is considered crucial to Hill's nomination because it would provide other moderate GOP senators political cover to vote for him. Indiana's Lugar is the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee and widely respected on foreign policy matters.
A confirmation hearing was planned for March 25.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
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While considered a seasoned negotiator, he was regarded by many Republicans as too willing to make concessions in an effort to prod Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.
posted on 03/17/2009 5:33:30 PM PDT
(Hail to the Dork!)
Sen. Richard Lugar is a FOOL!
posted on 03/17/2009 6:08:44 PM PDT
by A. Morgan
(Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
Lugar????????? Isn't this worthless Dork the one with hundreds of acres in Walnut trees for his PERSONAL piece of the algore Madoff style Carbon scam???
posted on 03/17/2009 6:50:31 PM PDT
(Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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