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Thompson on Pakistan: 'This is a war we're engaged in'
CNN ^ | 122707 Posted: 01:57 PM ET | Martina Stewart

Posted on 12/27/2007 8:39:27 PM PST by Fred

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has weighed in on the death of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

“This is a war that we’re engaged in. It’s an international conflict,” said Thompson. “It’s a global conflict. Al Qaeda wants to bring Western civilization to its knees.”

Thompson also told reporters Thursday that he thinks “terrorism has never left the agenda” of the 2008 presidential race. “This is no time for on-the-job training,” added the former Tennessee senator, emphasizing the need for experience....

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhutto; fredthompson; pakistan

1 posted on 12/27/2007 8:39:31 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

Looking forward to the Al-Qaeda endorsement.


2 posted on 12/27/2007 8:43:59 PM PST by neodad (USS Wabash (AOR 5) The Wabash Cannonball)
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To: Tigen; AliVeritas; Grimmy; RedStateRocker; gonzo; DeaconBenjamin; indcons; sukhoi-30mki; ...
Pakistan ۋﮧ۱م

FReepmail if you want on or off
3 posted on 12/27/2007 8:44:23 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: Fred

Candidate Thompson did well tonight!


4 posted on 12/27/2007 8:44:35 PM PST by Blake#1
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To: Fred

Fred is the man we need in the White House! GO FRED!


5 posted on 12/27/2007 8:45:57 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth

FRED THOMPSON - NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT (I’ll protect the American people and American values, whatever it takes to stop the Islamic-Fascists including water-boarding) - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE (arming the People to disarm criminals) – INCREASE THE MILITARY’S STRENGTH AND SIZE (giving those brave men and women a Commander in Chief to be proud of) - SECURE AND SEAL THE BORDERS (don’t give sanctuary anywhere to illegal’s, don’t employ illegal’s, don’t rent to illegal’s, don’t extend credit to illegal’s, don’t give illegal’s rights they don’t deserve, report all crimes committed by illegal’s and deport those illegal’s who have already committed crimes against America) - LAW AND ORDER (enforcement first and foremost with laws currently on the books) – DENY FEDERAL DOLLARS TO SANCTUARY CITIES (enough is enough) – CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES FOR SUPREMES (those who will interpret the law, not create rights that do not exist) – PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE (nominate superior Constitutional Justices to overturn Roe vs Wade) - SOCIAL SECURITY REFORMER (reform a broken program that can’t sustain itself and will bankrupt future generations, with the added benefit of private savings accounts) - DEFEAT ANY DEMOCRAT AND RINO (any fool DemocRATS put up) – TAX SIMPLIFICATION (variety of choice for the tax payer) - WON’T PUT UP WITH CRAP FROM THE MSM (including stupid questions by moderators and pundits) - “WE THE PEOPLE” CANDIDATE (We the People asked him to run and he stepped up) - PING!


6 posted on 12/27/2007 8:47:50 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER FredHEAD! The Hunt for a FRED November is on! Don't be fooled!)
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To: neodad; All
Video of Fred's full comments
7 posted on 12/27/2007 8:48:40 PM PST by Fred (The Demoroid Party is the Nadir of Nilhilism)
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To: Bobbisox
"2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE (arming the People to disarm criminals) – . . . "

I'd like to see that expanded a little. How about, 'arming the People to disarm criminals and making available to the general populace superior weaponry to deal with domestic terrorists whereever and whenever they may be found.

8 posted on 12/27/2007 9:02:37 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: seekthetruth

I’m not familiar with what Fred did in the 90s when in the Senate with AQ. Fill me in.


9 posted on 12/27/2007 9:06:36 PM PST by byteback
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To: Fred

So far he is NOT on my list of GOP potential nominees whom I absolutely will NOT vote for in November (if there was a Conservative alternative), were he to get nominated.


10 posted on 12/27/2007 9:08:06 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Dear Conservative, thanks for buying our "But, he CAN'T WIN!!" propaganda. Love, The Lib MSM")
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To: Bobbisox

A former CIA officer recalls what happened when Thompson and seven other members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee visited Pakistan in late 2002.

“The other senators, including John Edwards, attended the classified intelligence briefing,” the former officer says. “Thompson blew it off and spent a lot of time drinking and eating.”


11 posted on 12/27/2007 9:09:00 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
"A former CIA officer recalls what happened when Thompson and seven other members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee visited Pakistan in late 2002. “The other senators, including John Edwards, attended the classified intelligence briefing,” the former officer says. “Thompson blew it off and spent a lot of time drinking and eating.” "

Keep that up, and I just MIGHT retract my #10 just now.

I dont like that kinda crap.

Have seen that on visiting "CODELs" and you always know who the workers are and who the sluff offs are.

Of course, I will NEVER support Romney, so dont git your hopes up too high. ;-)

12 posted on 12/27/2007 9:13:23 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Dear Conservative, thanks for buying our "But, he CAN'T WIN!!" propaganda. Love, The Lib MSM")
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To: Bobbisox

You have used the plural incorrectly - imagine how that will translate into Arabic (or Urdu)


13 posted on 12/27/2007 9:15:37 PM PST by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: Saundra Duffy
“Thompson blew it off and spent a lot of time drinking and eating.”

Well, at least now you are fixated on Fred's diet instead of his wife's boobs. A step up to be sure.

14 posted on 12/27/2007 9:19:39 PM PST by Mensius
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To: Saundra Duffy
Oh yeah, what was that former CIA officer’s name again?
Valerie Plame maybe?
I just love anonymous attacks.
15 posted on 12/27/2007 9:21:42 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Guns don't kill people, gun free zones kill people)
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To: Saundra Duffy
“Thompson blew it off and spent a lot of time drinking and eating.

The "former officer" forgot to say that the "drinking and eating" was with Musharraf. McCain was with him too. I wonder how much time Romney has spent with Musharraf?

16 posted on 12/27/2007 9:22:07 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Seajay

Wouldn’t mater how it is translated, it will be translated as they wish it to be translated.


17 posted on 12/27/2007 9:23:12 PM PST by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Eastbound

I’m always open to new clarifications.

FRED THOMPSON - NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT (I’ll protect the American people and American values, whatever it takes to stop the Islamic-Fascists including water-boarding) - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE (arming the People to disarm criminals and making available to the general populace superior weaponry to deal with domestic terrorists where ever and whenever they may be found) – INCREASE THE MILITARY’S STRENGTH AND SIZE (giving those brave men and women a Commander in Chief to be proud of) - SECURE AND SEAL THE BORDERS (don’t give sanctuary anywhere to illegal’s, don’t employ illegal’s, don’t rent to illegal’s, don’t extend credit to illegal’s, don’t give illegal’s rights they don’t deserve, report all crimes committed by illegal’s and deport those illegal’s who have already committed crimes against America) - LAW AND ORDER (enforcement first and foremost with laws currently on the books) – DENY FEDERAL DOLLARS TO SANCTUARY CITIES (enough is enough) – CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES FOR SUPREMES (those who will interpret the law, not create rights that do not exist) – PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE (nominate superior Constitutional Justices to overturn Roe vs Wade) - SOCIAL SECURITY REFORMER (reform a broken program that can’t sustain itself and will bankrupt future generations, with the added benefit of private savings accounts) - DEFEAT ANY DEMOCRAT AND RINO (any fool DemocRATS put up) – TAX SIMPLIFICATION (variety of choice for the tax payer) - WON’T PUT UP WITH CRAP FROM THE MSM (including stupid questions by moderators and pundits) - “WE THE PEOPLE” CANDIDATE (We the People asked him to run and he stepped up) - PING!


18 posted on 12/27/2007 9:27:57 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER FredHEAD! The Hunt for a FRED November is on! Don't be fooled!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Meanwhile back at the fort,Romney was getting ready for his next tanning session.


19 posted on 12/27/2007 9:29:44 PM PST by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: Saundra Duffy
A CIA officer? and John Edwards? I haven't noticed a favorable bent of the CIA towards the GOP. And John Edwards really got a lot out of the briefing. I can tell by his foreign policy stance.

If the story is true, which I doubt, depending on where it is done, one could learn a lot more about what is going on while eating and drinking in a foreign country. Briefings tend to be scripted and censored. I dare say Fred ain't perfect. But put him beside --Ron Paul;--Mitt Romney:--Rudy;--McCain:--Huckster. Fred's record in the Senate is pretty conservative. He is consistently against abortion. But the thing I like best is the fact that (according to a recent interview with Charlie Rose) Fred knows the meaning of Conservative principles, where they were derived, and the difference between principles and issues--which Charlie certainly didn't. Fred is also a member of The Federalist Society, which strictly interprets the constitution.

vaudine

20 posted on 12/27/2007 9:30:09 PM PST by vaudine (RO)
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To: Prokopton

I personally do not trust Musharaff, do you? He had promised safe passage to Bhutto but did not deliver.


21 posted on 12/27/2007 9:30:44 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: Bobbisox

I wish Thompson would promise to get Osama ‘dead or alive,’ and mean it, if he becomes president.


22 posted on 12/27/2007 9:40:26 PM PST by FFranco
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To: Saundra Duffy
I personally do not trust Musharaff, do you? He had promised safe passage to Bhutto but did not deliver.

Trust him or not, he is the leader of a large and very important country with a nuclear arsenal. The experience of meeting and talking with Musharaff could be invaluable to someone who must deal with him as president. Thompson (and McCain) has this experience, Romney and Huckabee don't.

23 posted on 12/27/2007 9:41:50 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Saundra Duffy
.....and did u hear what that former officer said about your mother??????? ...whats his name again?...Do u remember him at your house that night?
24 posted on 12/27/2007 9:50:48 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: Saundra Duffy; Prokopton

So what is the story? You have to give us some information if you want to use that attack.

Where is the origin so that we can look at it?


25 posted on 12/27/2007 9:57:38 PM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: Fred

Fred came across great in that short video...he is the right man for the big job.


26 posted on 12/27/2007 9:59:11 PM PST by Bobalu (I guess I done see'd that varmint for the last time....)
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To: ansel12

Just the latest MittWitt talking point sent out from the Romney camp.


27 posted on 12/27/2007 9:59:58 PM PST by rintense (Thompson/Hunter 2008!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Oh NO! That report by an anonymous CIA officer is so damning! I’m completely disgusted and I am giving up my support for Fred Thompson. I simply had no idea that he actually eats and drinks!
28 posted on 12/27/2007 10:00:28 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: Bobalu
He also did a great job on Hannity and Colmes.

Perhaps the events in Pakistan will force the MSM to actually focus on candidates who have foreign policy experience.

The only Dem with any credible experience (and that's a term I use loosely) is Joe Biden.

29 posted on 12/27/2007 10:02:39 PM PST by rintense (Thompson/Hunter 2008!)
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To: jellybean; Politicalmom; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; ...
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Fredipedia: The Definitive Fred Thompson Reference

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30 posted on 12/27/2007 10:16:27 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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To: FFranco
I wish Thompson would promise to get Osama ‘dead or alive,’ and mean it, if he becomes president.

That wouldn't be a good thing to say about Obama.

HUH? Nevermind..

31 posted on 12/27/2007 10:22:58 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: rintense; Saundra Duffy; Route66

“Just the latest MittWitt talking point sent out from the Romney camp.”


It isn’t even that, from what I could find post 11 is it, just some words plucked out of thin air, a total lie.

I couldn’t find anything more, period, just the words she posted.

Here is the article where the words appear.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1944451/posts?page=1,100


32 posted on 12/27/2007 10:27:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: ansel12

She posted it on 6 or 7 threads and I can’t find any real source for it either.


33 posted on 12/27/2007 10:33:54 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: ansel12

Oh, so now Ronald Kessler is a liar. Sheeesh. You guys are fast and loose with calling people liars.


34 posted on 12/27/2007 10:34:30 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: ansel12

When I google it, I get this thread. :-)


35 posted on 12/27/2007 10:36:52 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I personally do not trust Musharaff, do you? He had promised safe passage to Bhutto but did not deliver.

What a dufus!
36 posted on 12/27/2007 10:43:15 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Saundra Duffy

A former CIA officer recalls what happened when Bo Derek and seven other members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee visited Pakistan in late 2002.

“The other senators, including John Edwards, attended the classified intelligence briefing,” the former officer says. “Bo Derek blew it off and spent a lot of time drinking and eating.”


When he just throws those two sentences into a middle of an article with no context, names, dates, sources, absolutely nothing but those two sentences then I’m calling it a bizarre lie.

If you can find something more fill us in, but until then you need to stop spreading it.


37 posted on 12/27/2007 10:47:45 PM PST by ansel12 (Washington:I cannot tell a lie,Clinton:I cannot tell the truth,Romney:I cannot tell the difference.)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Where’s the reference? What’s the “CIA officer’s” name?

“Drinking and eating,” FWIW, keeps you alive. You do it all the time, Saundra. Perhaps it was the best thing to do under the circumstances.


38 posted on 12/27/2007 10:59:36 PM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: ansel12

Saundra wants the disciple of the pseudo-prophet Joseph Smith to become president, no matter what it takes.


39 posted on 12/27/2007 11:10:08 PM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: Route66
When I google it, I get this thread.
That's the MO of the drive-by media:

Make up a story. Wait till someone else "reports" on the made-up story. Then "report" on the report as "corroboration".

Works for the DBM. Why can't it work for posters here in FR?

40 posted on 12/28/2007 12:36:46 AM PST by samtheman (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Saundra Duffy

So you jump on what is probably some partial quote by an unnamed source, probably offered with no context...or taken out of context by the media, and present it as a negative against Fred and the gospel truth. Yet you call yourself a Freeper??

Congratulations Saundra, you’ve been added to the list of posters on this forum whose judgement, integrity or objectives can’t be trusted if any real trouble starts up in this country.

So stay outta my foxhole.


41 posted on 12/28/2007 3:50:28 AM PST by prairiebreeze (I am unapologetically celebrating CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: prairiebreeze

She wasn’t on the foxhole list already?

Wow, you’re patient.


42 posted on 12/28/2007 6:31:08 AM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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