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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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