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Presidents Willam J. Clinton George W. Bush and Africa
my Op-Ed ^ | 12 August 2003 | trueblackman

Posted on 08/12/2003 5:39:34 AM PDT by Trueblackman

Presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and Africa

People often say there are two sides to every story and in the world of geopolitical events Africa is no different, but one must take a look at the Presidencies of William J. Clinton and George W. Bush to find this.

Take the presidency of William J. Clinton for example, he was wildly popular with African Americans, seems to be concerned about the suffering of people worldwide and never misses the chance to appear with African Leaders like Nelson Mandela.

Then there is the Presidency of George W. Bush, is mistrusted among a majority of African Americans, seems standoffish about the suffering of people worldwide and is shunned by African Leaders like Nelson Mandela for his failure to work with the United Nations on key issues.

Yes I have given you what would be the comparison of the two men that the so-called mainstream press has portrayed. Those African Americans who have foolishly brought in to the conception have no business calling themselves African Americans and should leave their card at the door.

You see when it comes down to Africa, it is George W. Bush that has done for Africa than Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Julian Bond and the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus combine.

Remember the debates that lead up to the 2000 General Election and how black Democrats promised us that if George W. Bush was elected that Africa would be nowhere on his agenda. This statement coming from a group blackened hypocrites, who stood by 6 years earlier and watched the wholesale slaughter of over 800,000 of their closest relatives.

To understand my last statement, I must take you back nearly 10 years to the African Nation of Rwanda. For many months and years tribal hatred had been simmering between the Tutsis and Hutus. On April 6th 1994 with the downing of a government aircraft carrying Rwandan President Habyarimana was the beginning of the worst ethnic strife since World War 2.

United State Ambassador to the United Nation Madeline Albright and State Department Officials such as Anthony Lake, Christine Shelly and Mike McCurry could not even bring themselves to the point of letting the term “ethnic cleansing” pass their lips because of pressure from Clinton Officials.

Mr. Clinton’s semi-intelligent approach towards ethnic cleansing and the general suffering of Africans was not limited to Rwanda, but extended to the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Liberia and Mauritania. African Americans in the United States have for too long failed to understand their historical connect to Africa and I wonder if Bill Clinton would enjoy the same amount of support in our community if his foreign policy as president towards Africa was fully exposed? Beyond the photo-op diplomacy with selected leaders from African Nations like Ghana and African Americans who craved political power i.e. Jesse Jackson’s appointment as special envoy to Africa in 1997.

Bill Clinton’s foreign policy towards Africa should be labeled “racist and selective” since it was basically rooted in the purpose of political gain. Remember this is the same President who went to war on the pretext of ethnic cleansing to save fair-skinned Muslims in the Eastern European Nation of Bosnia and the Serbian province Kosovo after the lost of the Democrat Congress and Impeachment. Bull Connor and Robert Byrd could not have written a better foreign policy for Bill Clinton.

Now fast forward nearly 10 years to the present with George W. Bush in the white house and black Democrats demanding that he deploy US Troops to end the warfare in Liberia. Funny when did Liberia become an issue for the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus and self-styled leaders like Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton and Susan Rice?

Charles Taylor has finally departed Liberia after 14 years as (first a warlord and then its president) may this nation finally find a long sought and fought for peace, but Charles Taylor would not be in exile today if it where not for the efforts of Bush Officials working with West African Leaders to bring about the deployment of West African Peacekeepers.

Since taking office Bush has given Africa Nations a seat at the table of world leaders seeking to combating AIDS, global terrorism, slavery and the economic development of African Nations, despite his poor showing among African Americans in 2000. Secretary of State Colin Powell has made meeting with and listening to the concerns of African Leaders a priority and the long suffering nation of Rwanda was in complete support of our action in Iraq.

The records of these two presidents are plain and simply and Bill Clinton may indeed enjoy the title of the first African American(Black) President, but it will be George W. Bush that will enjoy the title of the first African President.


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KEYWORDS: africa; bush43; liberia; x42
Okay Freepers take a crack at this one and give me your thoughts, edits, suggestions and corrections.
1 posted on 08/12/2003 5:39:34 AM PDT by Trueblackman
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To: Trueblackman
Okay Freepers take a crack at this one and give me your thoughts, edits, suggestions and corrections.

I suggest that this isn't breaking news.

2 posted on 08/12/2003 5:52:12 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: Trueblackman
Yes!! President Clinton did things because he thought it would be the right think to do for him.

President Bush...because it is the right thing to do...period!!

3 posted on 08/12/2003 5:52:33 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Trueblackman
Remember this is the same President who went to war on the pretext of ethnic cleansing to save fair-skinned Muslims in the Eastern European Nation of Bosnia and the Serbian province Kosovo after the lost of the Democrat Congress and Impeachment.

Bosnia occured after Impeachment? That doesn't seem correct.

4 posted on 08/12/2003 5:53:17 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: AAABEST
Okay Okay lighten up on a brother I checked the wrong box LOL. Man you freepers are tough before that first cup of morning coffee.
5 posted on 08/12/2003 5:56:22 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: Always Right
Dick Morris one time told me that we went into Bosnia because Clinton Officials were still smarting from the lost of the Congress and Morris told Clinton he had to do something that made him look worldly.
6 posted on 08/12/2003 5:58:02 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: Trueblackman
The secret is working with West African leaders and the deployment of West African peacekeepers.I realize that the backing of the US is important and hope we may train and support rather than taking the lead.

May Africans have a representative form of government instead of strong men who loot and tyrannize the citizens and threaten their neighbors.


As to Clinton and others who talk the talk but don't walk the walk.....the hypocrisy doesn't seem to bother them.
7 posted on 08/12/2003 6:00:13 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Trueblackman
You see when it comes down to Africa, it is George W. Bush that has done more for Africa than Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Julian Bond and the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus combine. < /nitpick>

Good article, as always.

8 posted on 08/12/2003 6:01:30 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Official New Mexican Disruptor of the Lone Star Chat Thread)
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To: Trueblackman
There is nothing to be added to your commentary.

You have stated it clearly.

The rest will be up to those 'blackened hypocrits' as you so perfectly labelled them!

President Bush will do what he considers to be the right thing, no matter the response from those who choose not to see the truth.

9 posted on 08/12/2003 6:02:28 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: Trueblackman
Now that you mention it you're right, I haven't had coffee yet. It's actually the first time I haven't made a pot as soon as I woke up in a very long time because I got sidetracked.

That makes your statement a bit profound. I'm going now to put some on.

10 posted on 08/12/2003 6:02:32 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: Trueblackman
Isn't Dick Morris a full fledged puke!

At the present time he is advising Gray Davis.

11 posted on 08/12/2003 6:03:35 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: AAABEST
Agreed it's more of a vanity, but trueblackman is a much respected participant here and has an actual profile in and access to the general media. I'll be glad to make a couple suggestions and will do so by private reply.
12 posted on 08/12/2003 6:06:56 AM PDT by katana
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To: OldFriend
You said:Isn't Dick Morris a full fledged puke!
At the present time he is advising Gray Davis.

Dick Morris is like a paid informant. He has plenty of faults (toe sucking, etc.) but he seems to be willing to tell all as far as his work with Clinton is concerned. I have no doubt he is simply "buttering his bread" by showing how his advice worked for Clinton (in a purely political sense), even if it means he has to disclose he knowingly assisted a worthless, vacuous democrat president.
13 posted on 08/12/2003 6:08:54 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Trueblackman
Yesterday afternoon, while waiting at my kid's orthodontist, I was reading a magazine article about Liberia. The topic was that young teens were government soldiers manning a checkpoint at which many, many passersby were murdered. They were ununiformed, dressed in rags and carring AKs. Their "General" was 21, their sergeant 17, and were all carrying around some sort of title.

Their checkpoint was festooned with human bones, and they proudly talked about eating the flesh of those they killed.

That is why we're there, and that was the face of the regime that Pat Robertson was so eagerly defending.

14 posted on 08/12/2003 6:09:16 AM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine ("What if the hokey pokey is really what its all about?" - Jean Paul Sartre)
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To: NCLaw441
Morris assisted a treasonous traitorous perjurer who willingly rised our national security, and would do so again if it meant a paycheck.
15 posted on 08/12/2003 6:15:41 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: katana
I know who he is, I cheer him on all the time.
16 posted on 08/12/2003 6:18:12 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: OldFriend
Dick Morris will advise whomever pays him. That's what he does for a living. He's a consultant. He hss advised Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. He is very good at what he does, although I find him to bit a bit smarmy.
17 posted on 08/12/2003 6:20:54 AM PDT by ought-six
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To: ought-six
I believe that Dick Morris was the single factor in getting Bill Clinton reelected in 1996 that and Bob Dole.
18 posted on 08/12/2003 6:24:50 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: Trueblackman; OldFriend
Excellent in every way. I particularly liked your "photo-op diplomacy" description of Clinton's stance. It covers his whole tenure in office IMO.

OF, I didn't know that Morris was "helping" Davis! Probably recommended by Clinton...haha.

19 posted on 08/12/2003 6:28:47 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Trueblackman
Well written. Although, if were black, I would bristle with distain for anyone who called Bill CLinton. 'The first black president.' You should denounce this man as an inbred, hookworm-infested Redneck from the rooftops.
20 posted on 08/12/2003 6:35:51 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("Repent, For The End is Righteously ------- Nigh!" - 28 Days Later)
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To: Carolinamom
Cannot imagine any advice at all helping Davis! He's toast, as the kids say! Even the lamestream media has written him off.
21 posted on 08/12/2003 6:52:40 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: Carolinamom
Thanks now I have to figure out what newspaper to send this to and I will post the corrected op-ed next post.
22 posted on 08/12/2003 7:12:30 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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23 posted on 08/12/2003 7:14:15 AM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
Presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and Africa People often say there are two sides to every story and in the world of geopolitical events African is no different, but one must take a look at the Presidencies of William J. Clinton and George W. Bush to find this.

Take the presidency of William J. Clinton for example, he remains wildly popular with African Americans, seems to be concerned about the suffering of people worldwide and never misses the chance to appear with African Leaders like Nelson Mandela.

Then there is the Presidency of George W. Bush, he is mistrusted among most (leftist liberal) African Americans, seems standoffish about the suffering of people worldwide and is shunned by African Leaders like Nelson Mandela for his failure to work with the United Nation on key issues. Yes I have given you what would be the comparison of the two men that the so-called mainstream press has portrayed.

Those (African) Americans who have foolishly brought in to the conception have no business calling themselves African-Americans and when "sellout" is a better term for this bunch.

You see when it comes down to Africa, it is George W. Bush that has done more for Africa than Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Julian Bond and the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus combine.

Remember the debates that lead up to the 2000 General Election and how black Democrats promised us that if George W. Bush was elected that Africa would be nowhere on his agenda? This coming from a group blackened hypocrites, who 6 years earlier stood by and watched the wholesale slaughter of 800,000 of their brethren.

To understand my last statement, I must take you back nearly 10 years to the African Nation of Rwanda. For many months and years tribal hatred had been simmering between the Tutsis and Hutus. On April 6th 1994 with the downing of a government aircraft carrying Rwandan President Habyarimana catalyst for the worst ethnic strife since World War 2.

United State Ambassador to the United Nation Madeline Albright and State Department Officials such as Anthony Lake, Christine Shelly and Mike McCurry could not even bring themselves to the point of letting the term “ethnic cleansing” pass their lips because of pressure from Clinton Officials.

Mr. Clinton’s semi-intelligent approach towards ethnic cleansing and the general suffering of Africans was not limited to Rwanda, but extended to the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Liberia and Mauritania. African Americans in the United States have for too long failed to understand their historical connect to Africa and I wonder if Bill Clinton would enjoy the same amount of support in our community if his foreign policy record towards Africa was fully exposed? Beyond the photo-op diplomacy with selected leaders from African Nations like Ghana and African Americans who craved political power i.e. Jesse Jackson’s appointment as special envoy to Africa in 1997 there is nothing of substance in the former president’s foreign policy towards Africa.

Bill Clinton’s foreign policy towards Africa should be labeled “racist and selective” since it was basically rooted in the purpose of political gain. Remember this is the same President who went to war on the pretext of ethnic cleansing to save fair-skinned Muslims in the Eastern European Nation of Bosnia and the Serbian province Kosovo after the lost of the Democrat Congress (Bosnia) and Impeachment (Kosovo). Bull Connor and Senator Robert Byrd could not have written a better foreign policy.

Now fast forward nearly 10 years to the present with George W. Bush in the white house and black Democrats and leaders demanding that he do deploy US Troops to end the warfare in Liberia and that the lack of US Troops taking part in Liberian Peacekeeping Operations would be considered racist by this crowd. Funny when did Liberia become an issue for the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus and self-styled leaders like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Susan Rice? Charles Taylor has finally departed Liberia after 14 years as (first a warlord and then its president) may this nation finally find a long sought and fought for peace in the wake of his departure, but Charles Taylor would not be in exile today if it where not for the efforts of Bush Officials working with West African Leaders to bring about the deployment of West African Peacekeepers.

Since taking office Bush has given Africa Nations a seat at the table of world leaders seeking to combating AIDS, global terrorism, slavery and the economic development, despite his poor showing among African Americans in 2000. Secretary of State Colin Powell has made meeting with and listening to the concerns of African Leaders a priority that even former President Jimmy Carter lashed out at him for doing so and Rwanda steadfast support of our actions in Iraq.

The records of these two presidents are plain and simply and Bill Clinton may indeed enjoy the title of the first African American (Black) President, but it should be George W. Bush that enjoys the title of the first African America President with street creed and posse of real (African) American Leaders to boot.

24 posted on 08/12/2003 7:27:39 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: mhking
Presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and Africa People often say there are two sides to every story and in the world of geopolitical events African is no different, but one must take a look at the Presidencies of William J. Clinton and George W. Bush to find this.

Take the presidency of William J. Clinton for example, he remains wildly popular with African Americans, seems to be concerned about the suffering of people worldwide and never misses the chance to appear with African Leaders like Nelson Mandela.

Then there is the Presidency of George W. Bush, he is mistrusted among most (leftist liberal) African Americans, seems standoffish about the suffering of people worldwide and is shunned by African Leaders like Nelson Mandela for his failure to work with the United Nation on key issues. Yes I have given you what would be the comparison of the two men that the so-called mainstream press has portrayed.

Those (African) Americans who have foolishly brought in to the conception have no business calling themselves African-Americans,when "sellout" is a better term for this bunch.

You see when it comes down to Africa, it is George W. Bush that has done more for Africa than Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Julian Bond and the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus combine.

Remember the debates that lead up to the 2000 General Election and how black Democrats promised us that if George W. Bush was elected that Africa would be nowhere on his agenda? This coming from a group blackened hypocrites, who 6 years earlier stood by and watched the wholesale slaughter of 800,000 of their brethren.

To understand my last statement, I must take you back nearly 10 years to the African Nation of Rwanda. For many months and years tribal hatred had been simmering between the Tutsis and Hutus. On April 6th 1994 with the downing of a government aircraft carrying Rwandan President Habyarimana catalyst for the worst ethnic strife since World War 2.

United State Ambassador to the United Nation Madeline Albright and State Department Officials such as Anthony Lake, Christine Shelly and Mike McCurry could not even bring themselves to the point of letting the term “ethnic cleansing” pass their lips because of pressure from Clinton Officials.

Mr. Clinton’s semi-intelligent approach towards ethnic cleansing and the general suffering of Africans was not limited to Rwanda, but extended to the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Liberia and Mauritania. African Americans in the United States have for too long failed to understand their historical connect to Africa and I wonder if Bill Clinton would enjoy the same amount of support in our community if his foreign policy record towards Africa was fully exposed? Beyond the photo-op diplomacy with selected leaders from African Nations like Ghana and African Americans who craved political power i.e. Jesse Jackson’s appointment as special envoy to Africa in 1997 there is nothing of substance in the former president’s foreign policy towards Africa.

Bill Clinton’s foreign policy towards Africa should be labeled “racist and selective” since it was basically rooted in the purpose of political gain. Remember this is the same President who went to war on the pretext of ethnic cleansing to save fair-skinned Muslims in the Eastern European Nation of Bosnia and the Serbian province Kosovo after the lost of the Democrat Congress (Bosnia) and Impeachment (Kosovo). Bull Connor and Senator Robert Byrd could not have written a better foreign policy.

Now fast forward nearly 10 years to the present with George W. Bush in the white house and black Democrats and leaders demanding that he do deploy US Troops to end the warfare in Liberia and that the lack of US Troops taking part in Liberian Peacekeeping Operations would be considered racist by this crowd. Funny when did Liberia become an issue for the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus and self-styled leaders like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Susan Rice? Charles Taylor has finally departed Liberia after 14 years as (first a warlord and then its president) may this nation finally find a long sought and fought for peace in the wake of his departure, but Charles Taylor would not be in exile today if it where not for the efforts of Bush Officials working with West African Leaders to bring about the deployment of West African Peacekeepers.

Since taking office Bush has given Africa Nations a seat at the table of world leaders seeking to combating AIDS, global terrorism, slavery and the economic development, despite his poor showing among African Americans in 2000. Secretary of State Colin Powell has made meeting with and listening to the concerns of African Leaders a priority that even former President Jimmy Carter lashed out at him for doing so and Rwanda steadfast support of our actions in Iraq.

The records of these two presidents are plain and simply and Bill Clinton may indeed enjoy the title of the first African American (Black) President, but it should be George W. Bush that enjoys the title of the first African America President with street creed and posse of real (African) American Leaders to boot.

25 posted on 08/12/2003 7:28:33 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: Trueblackman
Fifth 'graph: change combine to combined.

Sixth 'graph: "a group blackened of hypocrites"

I'd rework that ninth paragraph as well, if I were you. I can glean where you're going, but rewording it might make it a bit clearer.

Other than those points, I like it, my friend...

26 posted on 08/12/2003 7:45:08 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
They sound like the taliban. And what did foolish Pat have to say about Liberia?
27 posted on 08/12/2003 7:51:22 AM PDT by agrace
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To: mhking
Gotta you and thanks for the help.
28 posted on 08/12/2003 8:07:06 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: Trueblackman
Those (African) Americans who have foolishly brought in to the conception have no business calling themselves African-Americans,when "sellout" is a better term for this bunch.

Those (African Americans who have foolishly bought into the concept have no......

Now fast forward nearly 10 years to the present with George W. Bush in the white house and black Democrats and leaders demanding that he do deploy US Troops to end the warfare in Liberia and that the lack of US Troops taking part in Liberian Peacekeeping Operations would be considered racist by this crowd. Funny when did Liberia become an issue for the Congressional Black (Democrat) Caucus and self-styled leaders like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Susan Rice? Charles Taylor has finally departed Liberia after 14 years as (first a warlord and then its president) may this nation finally find a long sought and fought for peace in the wake of his departure, but Charles Taylor would not be in exile today if it where not for the efforts of Bush Officials working with West African Leaders to bring about the deployment of West African Peacekeepers.

George Bush in the White House (caps)
demanding that he deploy US troops ('do' is not necessary)
Funny, but when did Liberia.... (would be better with comma)
May this nation...... (needs to be a new sentence).
....would not be in exile today if it were not for..... (were, not where)

(Sorry.....I'm a teacher! :o)

These are details, trueblackman. This is an EXCELLENT article! Thank you!

29 posted on 08/12/2003 8:18:59 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: agrace
I googled Pat and Liberia.He said Bush couldn't order Taylor to leave..ask but not order and is worried about a muslim takeover,I believe.Taylor professes to be a Baptist.The Rebel leader now wants the leadership ,so here we go again.
30 posted on 08/12/2003 8:21:57 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: ohioWfan
Thank you for all your help and I made the corrects, never rush a Op-Ed Piece and proof read more than once I got you.
31 posted on 08/12/2003 8:32:44 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Check out http://www.quixtar.com)
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To: agrace
Kept talking about how Taylor was a Christian, and needed support, and how the Bush administration was hanging him out to dry. Of course, Pat has investments in that part of the world.
32 posted on 08/12/2003 8:40:48 AM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine ("What if the hokey pokey is really what its all about?" - Jean Paul Sartre)
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To: Trueblackman
To understand my last statement, I must take you back nearly 10 years to the African Nation of Rwanda. For many months and years tribal hatred had been simmering between the Tutsis and Hutus. On April 6th 1994 with the downing of a government aircraft carrying Rwandan President Habyarimana was the beginning of the worst ethnic strife since World War 2.

I would only disagree in that it has been going on far longer than that. In late 1987 or early 1988 on one of my first trips into South Africa there was an article in the Johannesburg STAR that 25,000 Tutsis and Hutus had killed each other the year before in Rwanda.

33 posted on 08/12/2003 8:48:15 AM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (PEACE - Through Superior Firepower)
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To: Chancellor Palpatine; MEG33
Ah yes the diamond mine investments, right? Good old Pat, giving Christians a good name. Thanks for the responses.
34 posted on 08/12/2003 9:01:22 AM PDT by agrace
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To: Trueblackman
This statement looks a little confusing.

Remember this is the same President who went to war on the pretext of ethnic cleansing to save fair-skinned Muslims in the Eastern European Nation of Bosnia and the Serbian province Kosovo after the lost of the Democrat Congress and Impeachment.

Don't you mean either loss of the senate or the impeachment?

35 posted on 08/12/2003 9:27:01 AM PDT by Maigrey (Watch you wallets! Socialists are on the loose. They smie real nice, and have slick fingers...)
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To: Trueblackman
How about sending it to the Washington Times or the New York Post?
36 posted on 08/12/2003 9:30:12 AM PDT by Maigrey (Watch you wallets! Socialists are on the loose. They smie real nice, and have slick fingers...)
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To: Trueblackman
I like your take on this, Trueblackman!

From a review of Shakedown! Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson">.....

(snip).....A devastating section of Timmerman's book is that devoted to Jesse's activities in Africa. Jesse never met a dictator anywhere in the world that he didn't like, if the dictator wisely cut Jesse and his friends in on the exploitation of the dictator's country -- in return for Jesse's support of him in the United States. By the mid-nineties, Jesse and President Clinton had settled their differences and Clinton named Jesse as the Special Envoy to Africa. It was Jesse's license to mau-mau entire countries, and he lost no time.

The tragedy is that in grabbing for a share of the looting of Africa, he sold out the poor black citizens there, just as he had done in America. The difference was that selling out poor blacks in Africa meant leaving them at the mercy of brutal murderers. Timmerman spells out exactly how Jesse's activities led directly to the slaughter of thousands in Africa.

An African journalist, Tom Kamara, wrote: "Rev. Jackson is considered a civil rights leader in America, but in Africa he is a killer's rights leader."

Why did Americans not know of what was happening in Sierra Leone or in Zimbabwe or Liberia? Why did we not know of what was being done in those countries in the name of the United States? Why did we not know of the part played by Jesse Jackson, as Special Envoy to Africa [appointed by Clinton], in the blood baths in that important region of the world?...(snip)

To say that Bill Clinton was "the first black President" is to say that black Americans are inherently brutal and corrupt, an astounding insult to our nation.

37 posted on 08/12/2003 9:46:53 AM PDT by WaterDragon (America the beautiful, I love this nation of immigrants.)
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To: Trueblackman
Kevin:

I love your article and believe it is right on target as usual. Those blacks who say that Bill Clinton was good for them while George Bush wasn't should take note if they have any concern for Africa.

Now, personally, I'm opposed (big time) to U.S. involvement in Liberia but consider the small involvement we have had to date to be fine. I'm sorry to say but it is not the problem of the United States if people in some other country kill one another. If said country is pointing it's guns at our country than coming in as "peace keepers" simply kills two birds with one stone. The point you made (correctly, IMO) is that when Clinton had a choice of what country that the U.S. had no interest in to intervene, he choose a European country instead of an African country. This is certainly bad faire for the first "Black" President, IMHO.

Good Job!

38 posted on 08/12/2003 11:09:21 AM PDT by GmbyMan (everythingpolitics.blogspot.com)
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To: Trueblackman
I certainly wouldn't hold my breath waiting for this to appear in the Left Angeles Times, The New York Slimes (aka "Fish Wrap"), or any of the major Black publications. Why? I'm sure I really don't have to tell you.

...Facts are really stubborn things, aren't they?

-Regards, T.
39 posted on 08/12/2003 5:48:00 PM PDT by T Lady (.Freed From the Dimocratic Shackles since 1992)
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