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McCain wants Bill Clinton for Mideast peace role (McCain: Clinton is "the smartest guy in the room")
Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Susan Cornwell

Posted on 11/08/2011 4:55:32 PM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain has some advice for President Barack Obama to help energize stalled Middle East peacemaking: Put former President Bill Clinton in charge.

Democrat Bill Clinton, husband of Obama's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is always "the smartest guy in the room" and so would he be in a roomful of Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, McCain told the Reuters Washington summit on Tuesday.

The Republican presidential nominee in 2008 who lost to Obama, McCain said Clinton had credibility with both Israelis and Palestinians and had come the closest of anyone to producing peace.

That was an apparent reference to the 2000 Camp David talks between then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat, the late head of the Palestinian Authority.

"I believe that the president should call in the one person who has a chance of negotiating, having both sides negotiate with good faith, and that's one Bill Clinton," McCain said.

"I would ask him to take on the role of the president's special envoy, mediator, potentate, whatever you want to call it because he's the person that came the closest and he's the person that has the most credibility," McCain told Reuters.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: antichrist; bible; clinton; israel; mccain; mcinsane; mclame; prophecy
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1 posted on 11/08/2011 4:55:33 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

How did this clown become the GOP nominee last election cycle?


2 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:35 PM PST by Signalman
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To: rabscuttle385

Go away McCain and take your stupid daughter with you!!!


3 posted on 11/08/2011 4:58:00 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Israelis don’t trust him. Netanyahu wouldn’t give him the time of day. And the Palestinians don’t want peace with Israel.

McCain is out of his depth on the Middle East.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 4:58:44 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385

we know who the stupidest person in the room is.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 4:59:02 PM PST by ken21
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To: rabscuttle385

Bill had 8 years to miserably fail in the Mid East and now John wants to extend that winning streak.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 4:59:13 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ken21

Amen.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 4:59:41 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Signalman

How did this clown become the GOP nominee last election cycle?
Probably thanks to the same "machine" that wants Romney to be the candidate this time around.
8 posted on 11/08/2011 4:59:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: rabscuttle385

The room must be empty, although I would argue one of the four walls may actually be smarter.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 4:59:48 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Signalman
How did this clown become the GOP nominee last election cycle?

The MSM chose him for us, kinda like they're choosing Mittens for us this go around.

10 posted on 11/08/2011 5:00:17 PM PST by YankeeReb (Even in front of 3rd graders, 0bama is still the least qualified person in the room.)
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To: Signalman
John McCain--the same former POW who embraced and hugged the communist officer of his prison camp. Mental.
11 posted on 11/08/2011 5:01:08 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385
When are you going to wake up fool? The palistinians have no interest in peace with Israel. The only question is how long can they play the dupes that think they do.
12 posted on 11/08/2011 5:01:13 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: rabscuttle385

That would be a room with McCain, Obama, and Clinton. Right? Or is John being perverse, encouraging Bill to invade Hillary’s fief? After all, Bill did such a bang-up job with Haiti that Jimmah Caatah is down there building houses now.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 5:01:27 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCin has lost what little mind he had left.

How did Arizona return this turkey to the Senate?

Bill Clinton to help in the Middle East? he had 8 years to do just that.Why doesn’t McCain ask Jimmy Carter to go there too.
Two failures have to be better than one.In fact lets send all three —One Way. Let them go there and stay there we would be better off.


14 posted on 11/08/2011 5:02:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: rabscuttle385

More like the horniest guy in the room.


15 posted on 11/08/2011 5:02:55 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: CaptainK
Yup. And Billyboy had the nerve to blame Arafat for denying him his great triumphant legacy. What a narcissistic POS he is.
16 posted on 11/08/2011 5:03:04 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

Bill wants to be part of a Mideast piece role.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 5:03:06 PM PST by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: Venturer

PS Take your fat mouthy daughter with you.


18 posted on 11/08/2011 5:03:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: YankeeReb
The MSM chose him for us, kinda like they're choosing Mittens for us this go around.

I honestly can't add anything to that completely true statement. BTT.

19 posted on 11/08/2011 5:05:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: rabscuttle385
So McCain supports the Chinese money, Wag the Dog, Aspirin Factory Bombing, Tent Bombing, lying rapist..."put some ice on that" ...Bill Clinton.

I hate a lot of politicians....but McCain is near the top.

20 posted on 11/08/2011 5:06:22 PM PST by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: CaptainK

Whenever the left need someone republican to “sound reasonable “ they get mccain. THAT MAN IS A IDIOT! The only joy I get out of this is knowing Hilary is seething tonight as sec. of state.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 5:06:22 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Go away McCain and take your stupid daughter with you!!!

Let her go with Clinton (snicker)

22 posted on 11/08/2011 5:06:48 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: rabscuttle385

Really, it is kind of sad what has happened to McInsane. He was once a part of the Reagan Revolution, but no one was ever able to tell him he was losing his bearings.

Now, he is just a powerful, bitter old RINO with no one in his family or on his staff who has the guts to tell him the truth.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 5:09:58 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rabscuttle385

24 posted on 11/08/2011 5:10:33 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: rabscuttle385

I will celebrate when they bury his sorry ass.

LLS


25 posted on 11/08/2011 5:12:25 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: rabscuttle385
I would love to personally kick the sh*t out of this a-hole! What a POS! He'll do anything for a glowing headline from the NYT’s.

Hey McCain, you know what your legacy is going to be? It will be that you were spineless, valueless, traitor. And I don't give a rats arse about your military service! You put your name on legislation that would take away other Americans right to free speech! You only use that when you want to score points during your election bids with Vets!

You wretched old fool!

26 posted on 11/08/2011 5:14:16 PM PST by Artcore
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To: rabscuttle385

The only time Bill Clinton is the smartest guy in the room is when he’s in the bathroom. Alone.


27 posted on 11/08/2011 5:14:40 PM PST by Argus
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To: rabscuttle385

If John McCain and Bill Clinton are in a room, than yes, Bill Clinton is the smartest person in the room.


28 posted on 11/08/2011 5:15:55 PM PST by oldleft
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To: Signalman
McCain is irrelevant and Clinton is not that smart. And it's not going to take smarts to solve the “Middle East” problem. It's going to take a humiliating Muslim ass whipping.
29 posted on 11/08/2011 5:16:19 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Signalman

The left funded three interchangable socialists, and shills for each one screamed only their candidate could beat Hillary/Obama, as they attempted to shoutdown anyone voting for an actual conservative.

How could you forget?

At the end of the day, I voted for Alan Keyes.


30 posted on 11/08/2011 5:18:32 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sick Oh Phant does not come close to describing this man.


31 posted on 11/08/2011 5:18:42 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Signalman
How did this clown become the GOP nominee last election cycle?

Conservatives weren't organized and Conservative candidates weren't trying hard enough. 2012 will be different.
32 posted on 11/08/2011 5:21:18 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: rabscuttle385

This is the guy Sarah Palin agreed to run with in 2008, and enthusiastically supported in 2010, right?


33 posted on 11/08/2011 5:35:15 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: rabscuttle385

This is the guy Sarah Palin agreed to run with in 2008, and enthusiastically supported in 2010, right?


34 posted on 11/08/2011 5:35:31 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Signalman

It was “his turn”.


35 posted on 11/08/2011 5:39:13 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Signalman

How did this clown become the GOP nominee last election cycle?”””

Because the East Coast Elite Republicans in charge of the RNC gave him the chance.

It is the old game of :”It’s MY turn’.

Romney is running on the same assumption.

I am waiting for others to thump Romney in the primaries & then see what the RNC tells us about choosing a candidate.

At this point, I don’t think Bibi will give the USA a single heads up when he takes out Iran.


36 posted on 11/08/2011 5:40:11 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: rabscuttle385

One thing for sure: there’s isn’t a room so small that John McCain is the smartest one in it


37 posted on 11/08/2011 5:40:26 PM PST by bigbob
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To: rabscuttle385

He is always the smartest guy in the room if always means “whenever he and McCain are alone together”.


38 posted on 11/08/2011 5:42:50 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: bigbob

What the senile mclame meant to say was “smarmiest” not smartest”. john, retire...you are a confused loser.


39 posted on 11/08/2011 5:43:38 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rabscuttle385
I am imagining the look on John Bolton's face with Senator John McStupid's support of Bill Clinton . . .


40 posted on 11/08/2011 5:44:26 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: oldleft

Agreed. He is also smarter than the electorate that put him in office twice.


41 posted on 11/08/2011 6:01:31 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: rabscuttle385

He needs to ride off into the sunset...NOW!!!


42 posted on 11/08/2011 6:04:12 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: hal ogen
Bill Clinton is pretty darn intelligent.

Probably the most intelligent man in the room most of the time.

He is also the most corrupt man in the room, and the most destructive to our country.

How John McCain managed to fool Arizona's voters one last time is beyond me. The 20 million dollars he used to smear JD Hayworth probably had something to do with it.

Too bad he couldn't be trouble to go after Obama the way he went after Hayworth.

IMHO McCain has some serious dirt in his past is always under the threat of being blackmailed if he crosses a line against the Democrats.

43 posted on 11/08/2011 6:05:38 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Like daughter like father


44 posted on 11/08/2011 6:12:11 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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McCain you old fool - the Antichrist is the man who brings “peace” to the Middle East by dividing Israel. This starts the Tribulation and will bring the most Hellish nightmare the world has ever seen.


46 posted on 11/08/2011 6:33:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Signalman

Need to ask the RNC, but imo that’s why Repubs lost. In hindsight Repubs are better off today than had McCain been elected.


47 posted on 11/08/2011 7:03:43 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: F15Eagle

New International Version (©1984)
He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.

Daniel 8:25


48 posted on 11/08/2011 7:11:29 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

The time approaces...


49 posted on 11/08/2011 7:21:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain wants the LIAR IN CHIEF to take over Mideast peace control.........WHAT?????

He wants the IDIOT who entertained the terrorist ARAFAT in our White House HOW MANY TIMES???????????????? 100? 200?

What in the hell is going on with mccain?

Is he someone we don't know at all?

Why not John Bolton?

Or why not Ms. Rice?

Why not a GROWN UP?

McCain-you ARE getting more and more like your daughter every single day.

Man.............PATHETIC!

50 posted on 11/08/2011 7:31:55 PM PST by Republic (SO-uhbama sought help from romney MA healthcare authors? DUMP ROMNEY, no way will he kill obamacare.)
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