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John Spencer: 'Hillary is the wrong person in wartime.'
Human Events ^ | 1/17/06 | Spencer

Posted on 01/18/2006 12:57:34 PM PST by nycfree

Hillary Is the Wrong Person in Wartime

by John Spencer Posted Jan 17, 2006

Every time I visit Manhattan, the ugly hole in the skyline reminds me of what this election is all about. It's about 9/11 and who can provide the leadership to make sure 9/11 is never repeated.

The war against terror is the critical issue of our time. As a Vietnam combat veteran, I know from experience that a divided nation will lose a war. Our enemy's record is clear. In the 1993 World Trade Center attack, they struck with conventional bombs. Then, they brought it down with jetliners. Can we afford to wait for their next escalation?

As the United States Senator for New York representing Ground Zero I will be a constant voice for uniting our country in this struggle we must win.

Unfortunately, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton fails the test of wartime leadership, playing politics with National Security, jeopardizing our safety by signaling to our enemies that we are a divided nation lacking the nerve to employ every necessary means to defend itself.

Nothing illustrates Senator Clinton’s politicization of National Security better than her 180 on the Patriot Act. After 9/11, she voted for it when people begged for protection. Now, as memories fade, she is filibustering against renewing it.

The President's use of NSA wiretaps prevented an attack on the Brooklyn Bridge. Yet, Senator Clinton says she's "troubled" by the program. What civil liberty will she have protected after a nuclear device detonates in Times Square because we didn’t know what was coming?

Senator Clinton voted to give terrorists the protection of the Geneva Convention. While 11 out of 12 captured Al Qaeda leaders refused to reveal information until interrogators used tough tactics, in the words of the Wall Street Journal, Senator Clinton voted to "effectively forbid some interrogation methods now being used, at least by the CIA." She looks good in the New York Times and we pay another price in lost safety.

Recently, Senator Clinton stated, "One of the areas I am deeply concerned about is Iran and its pursuit of nuclear weapons, because a nuclear-armed Iran would shake the foundation of global security to its very core. A nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable."

Talk is cheap. She voted against the Bunker Buster bombs needed to destroy their nuclear facilities before Iran gets the bomb. Senator Clinton proclaimed devotion to our troops while slashing defense and even opposing the McCain Amendment to get our troops off food stamps by giving them a raise.

The cynicism keeps rolling. "I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants," Senator Clinton says. Yet she supports an amnesty proposal that Democratic Senator Feinstein calls a "huge magnet" for illegal immigration.

Her cynicism is frightfully dangerous on Iraq because it sends the wrong signal to killers like Zarqawi.

When she voted for the war, Senator Clinton said, "if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

But now -- as polls shift -- she charges the President with giving "false assurances" and using "faulty evidence."

At one time, Senator Clinton warned setting a deadline for withdrawal would "embolden" the terrorists. Then, following the polls, instead of leading, she voted for the Democrat timetable for withdrawal.

I understand that whatever you think of how the war began, we cannot allow Zarqawi to win without unleashing a wave of terrorism that will put us at risk.

Unlike Hillary Clinton, who refuses to bear any political risk -- even flip-flopping to now oppose passport checks at the Canadian border after tourist interests objected when she voted to require them -- I will pay a political price if that's what it takes to make America safe.

Senator Clinton and I disagree on many things -- taxes, judges, and the inalienable right to life. But a campaign on the issue of who can best prevent another 9/11 is what she can expect from me -- not a campaign of personal attacks and personal destruction.

Mr. Spencer served as mayor of the city of Yonkers from 1996 until 2004. He can be reached at www.joinspencer.com.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: clinton; hildabeast; hillary; hillary2006; johnspencer; ny; senate; spencer; thunderthighs; witch

1 posted on 01/18/2006 12:57:35 PM PST by nycfree
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To: nycfree

GO JOHH SPENCER GO!!! SMACK THAT HILDEBEAST!


2 posted on 01/18/2006 12:58:44 PM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: nycfree

Hillary is the wrong person anytime.


3 posted on 01/18/2006 12:58:44 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: nycfree

Wonder if Teddy took him out for drinks and a few waitresses!


4 posted on 01/18/2006 12:59:07 PM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you!)
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To: nycfree
John Spencer: 'Hillary is the wrong person in wartime.

And any other time as well, John...

5 posted on 01/18/2006 12:59:41 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: Brilliant

u took the words right out of my mouth


6 posted on 01/18/2006 1:00:47 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: nycfree

Hildabeast and her likes need, must have our America destroyed....she'll never be right. In fact, she should be in a federal pen...along with her treasonous hubby...throw away the key...till death do us part...


7 posted on 01/18/2006 1:02:17 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: nycfree
Spencer will do serious damage to Clinton. Maybe he won't win, but he'll energize NY state conservatives and purge the state GOP of RINOs.

I for one am definetly sending some greenbacks his way.

8 posted on 01/18/2006 1:02:21 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: nycfree

I am sending this guy $$$!


9 posted on 01/18/2006 1:02:50 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Levinitized Snowflake Bushbot & Water Bucket Brigadier (MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: jmaroneps37

((((PING))))


10 posted on 01/18/2006 1:04:29 PM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: nycfree

Listened to Dick Morris yesterday on Hillary's rant and Dick said that the people who work for Hillary....the ranting Hillary is the Hillary people have to work for and with.....the woman is a bi*ch.


11 posted on 01/18/2006 1:04:35 PM PST by auto power
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To: Brilliant


Exactly!


12 posted on 01/18/2006 1:05:23 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: nycfree

13 posted on 01/18/2006 1:09:13 PM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: nycfree
Every time I visit Manhattan, the ugly hole in the skyline reminds me of what this election is all about. It's about 9/11 and who can provide the leadership to make sure 9/11 is never repeated.

Two problems with this.
1) I think people believe, rightly, that elections are about more than what happened almost half a decade ago. Not downplaying it, but aren't there other issues as well?

2) The right leader doesn't necessarily mean it won't happen again. Bush was in power on 9/11? Is he saying it was therefore Bush's fault?
14 posted on 01/18/2006 1:11:26 PM PST by I Like Lincoln
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To: nycfree

Hillary is just wrong period.


15 posted on 01/18/2006 1:15:25 PM PST by ladiesview61
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To: nycfree
John Spencer: 'Hillary is the wrong person in wartime.'

Should have said it this way

John Spencer: 'Hillary is the wrong person anytime.'

16 posted on 01/18/2006 1:17:24 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Spencer will do serious damage to Clinton

You're right. He'll do to Hillary what Bill Buckley did to John Lindsay in the '65 mayor's race: destroy her chances for President.

Moderator: You still have time Mr. Buckley, would you like to continue.

Buckley: No, I shall just reflect on the brilliance of my previous remarks.


17 posted on 01/18/2006 1:18:46 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: nycfree
Hillary Is the Wrong Person in Wartime

She is the wrong person ANYTIME!!

18 posted on 01/18/2006 1:25:08 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Brilliant
Hillary is the wrong person anytime.

You and at least four other people said that before I did. It is a rather obvious correction of the headline. You, sir, are indeed Brilliant

19 posted on 01/18/2006 1:27:37 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: nycfree

bfl


20 posted on 01/18/2006 1:34:24 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: nycfree
Hillary Is the Wrong Person in Wartime

Hillary or Any Other Democrat Is the Wrong Person in Wartime.

And the proof is just about everything they've all been saying after 9/11.

But, Hillary is the wrong person for every other issue one can think of.
21 posted on 01/18/2006 1:38:10 PM PST by adorno
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To: nycfree

I've tried to tell Sean and Mark that this man is the guy who will bloody her nose. Are you listening guys? How about having John on your show?


22 posted on 01/18/2006 1:38:39 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: ladiesview61

Perhaps the fact the Hillary and her husband REFUSED to take Osama when offered to them by Africa, is the VERY REASON there IS an ugly hole in the sky!!

I agree, this Socialist Witch is WRONG ANYTIME ANYWHERE. She's even WRONG as a Senator. I just cannot see middle America voting for this horrible woman.


23 posted on 01/18/2006 1:44:07 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: Brilliant

Amen, pass the ammo!!!!


24 posted on 01/18/2006 2:12:15 PM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: nycfree
Hillary would be good at plantin' time.

Never look her in the eyes.
She has secret information about you.
Answers to no one for anything.
Not afraid to fire everyone and put her own people in.
Screeches real loud.
Has an extensive vocabulary of profanities.
And last but not least she knows how to allocate assets and to whom...

"We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton

25 posted on 01/18/2006 3:01:25 PM PST by TigersEye (You don't have to believe everything you think!)
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To: nycfree
What civil liberty will she have protected after a nuclear device detonates in Times Square because we didn’t know what was coming?

She will stand up in vigorous support for the reduction of tolls for pedestrians, as what's left of the Manhattan population straggles over the remains of the bridges to the mainland.

26 posted on 01/18/2006 8:11:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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