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NEW DETAILS: Former U.S. Ambassador Arrested For DUI, Hit And Run
KHQ-TV ^ | 08-23-12 | KHQ-TV

Posted on 08/23/2012 6:45:39 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, was twice the legal limit when he side-swiped a semi-truck at an intersection in Spokane Valley on August 14, according to Trooper Troy Briggs with the Washington State Patrol. Crocker, 63, who's from Spokane, was arrested for DUI and hit and run after a collision with the semi at the intersection of Sprague Ave. and Pines Road at 2:05p.m. Crocker's blood alcohol content (BAC) was .160 and .152 following two breathalyzer tests. The legal limit in Washington is .08.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: alcohol; crocker; dui; foggybottom; mideast; ryancrocker; usembassy
Guess this was harder than driving a donkey in Kabul.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 6:45:49 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV
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To: IYellAtMyTV
What a JR. high school level report. One paragraph, and not a clue as to when he was embassador, And which president appointed him, and is he a (D) or an (R)?

How do you spell "incompetent?"

2 posted on 08/23/2012 7:01:35 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911
How do you spell "incompetent?"

J o u r n a l i s t

3 posted on 08/23/2012 7:18:36 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: publius911

Actually, he was US Ambassador to Iraq, under Bush and then retired. The moron in the white house asked him to come out of retirement to try and do something in A’stan, like he did in Iraq(which wasn’t really much. iraqi’s are just a wee bit more civilized than the savages in A’stan. a wee bit)

Anywho, he’s a muslim sympathizer that speaks arabic. Spent most of his diplomatic career in the Middle East and used to roam the desert w/ the nomads back in the day. Met his wife(trainwreck, hippie who hates everyone) in Baghdad back in the ‘70s when he was a young FSO and she was a secretary, both working at the US Embassy.

But, he’s definitely an ELITIST A**HOLE

4 posted on 08/23/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT by qaz123
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But, he’s definitely an ELITIST A**HOLE

Appointed by Bush.
I knew he was far from perfect but this is just adding to my historic discomfort. I just can't buy into "one way" bipartisanship.

Oh well...

5 posted on 08/23/2012 7:41:57 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911; qaz123
Crocker is a careerist so he is not affiliated with a political party. He has served since the early 70s but had his first high level job under GHW Bush. He has worked for both dems and pubs.

He came back under Obama because Holbrooke died and Gen Eikenberry left his job as ambassador.

Rather than political affiliation you recognize that he is affliated with the Realist foreign policy doctrine

6 posted on 08/24/2012 7:15:09 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

I’m with you. He’s typical of most State Dept folks. Get jobs with the State Dept. Live all over the world on the taxpayer dime and much like most Afghani’s, loyalty is to whoever is signing the checks. No problem.

Then for the State Dept folks that have the Kool Aid injected thru IV’s, its drink and do drugs every chance you get. Take up and enjoy the swinging lifestyle. Wife swap. Get your significant others, well paying - do nothing jobs like being a courier. Marry a local national fo the country you’re assigned to and get them a do-nothing job. If you have kids, they get to go to the best, most expensive($30K+ per year for most) schools in whatever country you’re assigned to. All that good stuff. And, eventually learn to hate the country that employs you because all of the people you associate with(local nationals) hate the US.

Saw it firsthand for 4 years.

7 posted on 08/24/2012 8:09:43 PM PDT by qaz123
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