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Hillary: Bush Summoned Bill on 9/11
NewsMax ^ | 9/11/02 | Limbacher

Posted on 09/11/2002 5:09:26 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that President Bush summoned her husband, ex-president Bill Clinton, back to the United States in the hours after 9/11, contradicting the version of events offered by Mr. Clinton last year.

"My husband was in Australia and the president called him back and sent a plane for him," Mrs. Clinton told National Public Radio's Tavis Smiley in an interview commemorating the 9/11 attacks.

Clinton made the claim that Bush summoned her husband while describing concerns about the welfare of her family in the aftermath of the World Trade Center catastrophe.

"In my own family, you may recall that my daughter was in lower Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11," she told Smiley. "It took hours to make contact with her and thankfully we were able to make sure she was OK."

Then Mrs. Clinton made the comment suggesting that the Bush White House had summoned her husband back to the U.S. from his Australian speaking tour.

But in an interview last year, Mr. Clinton indicated that the Bush White House sent a military plane for him as a courtesy, not because he was being "called back."

"The Bush administration was kind enough to give me a plane," he told NBC's Tom Brokaw a week after the attacks. "I thought I should be back in America and back in New York. And they provided me a plane. ... And I was glad to be back home with our people here and to do what I could to encourage people in the recovery efforts."

Mrs. Clinton told Smiley that on 9/11 last year, she felt she "had an obligation as a senator from New York to reach the White House," but she did not say whether the contact had anything to do with the Bush administration's decision to retrieve her husband.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; clinton; hillary
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1 posted on 09/11/2002 5:09:27 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
OK what's the dollar value of the new targets being printed with

a)Bill Clinton
b)OJ
c)bin Ladiney the Weeney
2 posted on 09/11/2002 5:12:30 PM PDT by Vidalia
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
So, one of them is stretching the truth, which is no surprise!! However, what is the point of this story, can some enlighten me?
3 posted on 09/11/2002 5:12:37 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
It's all about me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me

bump

4 posted on 09/11/2002 5:16:03 PM PDT by NorCoGOP
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I see this is as a distinction without a difference. Read this line: "My husband was in Australia and the president called him back and sent a plane for him," It doesn't say: summoned it says: called him back What does that mean? Who knows? Probably Clinton had a call into Bush, which Bush returned, hence, called him back

We all know that all planes were grounded. Clinton was stranded in Auz. Bush did offer a military transport. I don't read summoned into this story at all.

5 posted on 09/11/2002 5:16:41 PM PDT by Utopia
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To: Utopia
I would imagine that among the President's duties is to ensure the welfare and security of ALL the living former Presidents and their families. Apparently this includes impeached former philanderers-in-chief.
6 posted on 09/11/2002 5:22:16 PM PDT by Doohickey
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
World Trade Center catastrophe.

That word is a give-away as to the writer's agenda. An earthquake is a catastrophe. A hurricane is a catastrophe. A flood is a catastrophe.

7 posted on 09/11/2002 5:22:44 PM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Chelsea said she was crashing at a friend's place MILES north of Ground Zero.

What kind of psychosis drives people to climb onto the largest stage in the history of the world, and lie repeatedly?

8 posted on 09/11/2002 5:24:35 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: marvlus
"So, one of them is stretching the truth..."

Hildebeast was caught in a lie when she told the press that Chelsea had been jogging down around the WTC that very morning before the attacks. But then in the article Chelsea wrote for Tina Brown, she states she was in a friends apartment when she saw the coverage on TV.

9 posted on 09/11/2002 5:27:15 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: NorCoGOP
Enough about me, lets talk about you...So, what you thinK about me?
10 posted on 09/11/2002 5:28:07 PM PDT by Rockiesrider
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To: NativeNewYorker
She's seems to be retracting the lie incrementally. Next she'll say she was north of Houston then 29th Ave and creeping north until she gets it right somethime before the 2008 election.
11 posted on 09/11/2002 5:31:06 PM PDT by breakem
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To: NativeNewYorker
" What kind of psychosis drives people to climb onto the largest stage in the history of the world, and lie repeatedly?


With the enormous amount of ceremonies today-all I could think,was clinton must be somewhere tearing his dyed gray hair out,that he was not involved in any of them. Whoops-just saw that he will be on Letterman tonight- what a shameless dirtbag.
12 posted on 09/11/2002 5:31:59 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Doohickey
That was the first thing that came to my mind, it was the simple gall to spin lie about it. The entire enigma has always been related to her husband and we've got her here on front stage doing the very same.
13 posted on 09/11/2002 5:39:20 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
DIRT-exPOTUS will be on LETTERMAN? Tonight?

Top 10 reasons to THANK G-D the Sinkmaster(tm) isn't still in the White House...

14 posted on 09/11/2002 5:39:31 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker
They said it became personal...

when some judge they knew died in the tower crash---

taken literally this is the most psychopathic thing I almost ever heard!

15 posted on 09/11/2002 5:42:40 PM PDT by f.Christian
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To: Utopia
called him back is the part that's not the truth...the lie

The rhetoric of these marxists has become transparent.

16 posted on 09/11/2002 5:43:34 PM PDT by genew
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To: Utopia
Your post is exactly right! Why in the world would Bush want or even need the ex? He had enough problems on his hands without having to babysit the former prez. The Big Creep came back just to try and steal the show. It didn't work.
17 posted on 09/11/2002 5:46:08 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Standard Clinton mantra:

"IT'S ALL ABOUT ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!"

"OK, enough about me. What do YOU think of me????"

18 posted on 09/11/2002 5:46:55 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: NorCoGOP
Damn..........should have read further down first. Great minds, etc. :)
19 posted on 09/11/2002 5:47:21 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"In my own family, you may recall that my daughter was in lower Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11," she told Smiley. "It took hours to make contact with her and thankfully we were able to make sure she was OK."

I have my doubts that "it took hours to make contact" since Chelsea, if I'm not mistaken, still travels with SS agents. Correct me if I'm wrong about that, but I would think she'd be easy to find (there are other reasons she'd be easy to find, but I'm sometimes a nice guy so I'll keep quiet. but she does "stand out" in a crowd!).

20 posted on 09/11/2002 5:47:40 PM PDT by meyer
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To: f.Christian
Now this family, worth millions, a former President and a sitting Senator, who's only child has secret service protection as do they, couldn't contact each other "for hours". Hogwash!
21 posted on 09/11/2002 5:48:03 PM PDT by tet68
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To: NativeNewYorker
What kind of psychosis drives people to climb onto the largest stage in the history of the world, and lie repeatedly?

I suppose its the allure of absolute power, regardless of the means used to attain said power.

22 posted on 09/11/2002 5:49:44 PM PDT by meyer
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To: meyer
Yes. And it certainly proves the maxim that those who most hunger for power must be kept away from it.
24 posted on 09/11/2002 5:54:46 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Too bad he was not called back on the 10th.
25 posted on 09/11/2002 5:57:30 PM PDT by icantbleaveit
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The Clinton's lie..... nothing new here.........time to move on.

The less heard from this scum the better.
26 posted on 09/11/2002 5:57:58 PM PDT by Leto
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To: f.Christian
It is hard to pick through the detritus of all that they say and find the most psychopathic thing we ever heard from them, but this is right up there.
27 posted on 09/11/2002 6:02:21 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Here is what really pi$$e$ me off. Why the heck doesn't the media call her on this and ask her what she means by this nonsense? It drives me crazy that we all understand she is lying about this stuff and the media lap dogs just sit there like a bump on a log.
28 posted on 09/11/2002 6:06:57 PM PDT by irish guard
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To: Utopia
...Just a slip of the forked serpent tongue...

...No big deal. SOS...

29 posted on 09/11/2002 6:08:19 PM PDT by gargoyle
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To: Doohickey
"Keep your friends close, your enemies closer."
30 posted on 09/11/2002 6:08:23 PM PDT by Bernard
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To: Bahbah
Main Entry: de·tri·tus
Pronunciation: di-'trI-t&s
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural de·tri·tus /-'trI-t&s, -'trI-"tüs/
Etymology: French détritus, from Latin detritus, past participle of deterere
Date: 1802
1 : loose material (as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration
2 : a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away : DEBRIS
- de·tri·tal /-'trI-t&l/ adjective
31 posted on 09/11/2002 6:14:29 PM PDT by f.Christian
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To: NorCoGOP
You got it right. Thats all there is to it.
32 posted on 09/11/2002 6:18:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I honestly think they can't help it. They've been doing it, and getting away with it, for so long the lies just spew out like some sick reflex.
33 posted on 09/11/2002 6:20:13 PM PDT by Doohickey
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To: NativeNewYorker
What kind of psychosis drives people to climb onto the largest stage in the history of the world, and lie repeatedly?

psychosis = fundamental mental derangement characterized by defective or lost contact with reality, other wise called

Clinton

34 posted on 09/11/2002 6:24:31 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Lockbox
To; Bill and Hill
From; The American People
Subject: Do us a favor
Just shut the f**k up or commit suicide
either are acceptable to the world, you will NOT be missed.
35 posted on 09/11/2002 6:28:38 PM PDT by bfree
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Has billyklintoon been knockin that Australian bimbo since 9/11???
36 posted on 09/11/2002 6:30:41 PM PDT by joyful1
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To: Jaidyn
Your post is exactly right! Why in the world would Bush want or even need the ex?

Doesn't make any sense to me. I can't stand Hillary, but I believe that NewsMax is doing their readers a disservice by trying to find controversy where, I believe, none exists.

37 posted on 09/11/2002 6:37:08 PM PDT by Utopia
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I remember it like it was yesterday. The Twin Towers are hit. The Pentagon is hit. A plane goes down in Pennsylvania. Air Foce One may be targeted. Disneyworld and Atlanta may be hit. The White House is a target. AND there is Dubya, up in the air, worried about Bill Clinton. Gag me. Everyone knows that Slick had gone off to Australia and couldn't get a plane out because of the cancellations. The Big Creep, himself, admitted he called Washington to have them send a plane for him. Hillary has mental problems.
38 posted on 09/11/2002 6:59:43 PM PDT by FryingPan101
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To: Jaidyn
...Why in the world would Bush want or even need the ex?

The way I read this was that the former president would be a potential terrorist target.

What I'd like to know is if President Bush also ordered extra security protection for his father, Carter, Ford, and Reagan. If so, then it would make sense for him to send a military plane to pick up Clinton.

Or it might just be SOP to automatically increase protection for former presidents during a "high security alert".

39 posted on 09/11/2002 7:05:48 PM PDT by Flashlight
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
sounds like she is trying to say..that either Clinton called the real Prez and then GW called him back...and sent a plane for him...we are to infer that Clinton called for the plane and GW does what Clinton commands...
or
Clowntown is so important so needed that GW "called him back" to the states so GW could ask Clinton what he (GW) should do...
Either way the truth isnt in her...doesnt occur to her...
She would lie ..even if the truth got her more....
40 posted on 09/11/2002 7:09:22 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: FryingPan101
And if memory serves, wasn't it a cargo plane since all commercial flights had been grounded?
41 posted on 09/11/2002 7:11:19 PM PDT by Pegita
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To: Rockiesrider
Enough about me, lets talk about you...So, what you thinK about me?

That's good, hahahaha.

42 posted on 09/11/2002 7:15:21 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: Pegita
I think you're right. I remember it being a huge issue among the liberal crowd that Clinton couldn't get back to the USA.
43 posted on 09/11/2002 7:17:17 PM PDT by FryingPan101
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To: mass55th
Hildebeast was caught in a lie when she told the press that Chelsea had been jogging down around the WTC that very morning before the attacks. But then in the article Chelsea wrote for Tina Brown, she states she was in a friends apartment when she saw the coverage on TV.

Don't you remember the main story? Doesn't matter where Dogface was at the time, the main point was, could we afford to pay for it now because of the BUSH TAX CUT!

44 posted on 09/11/2002 7:26:24 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I didn't think that I could despise that b**** any more than I already do but she thinks it's all about HER and HER FAMILY (what family?). Why couldn't she just SHUT UP for ONE DAY while the REAL victims try to deal with THEIR tragedy? She is such a LIAR! Why doesn't anyone call her on the lies that she tells? She wouldn't know the truth if it slap her in the face. GAG!!!

She was all over television today and I just kept switching channels to get her OFF. She even showed up on Fox News with Linda Vester. I thought that was the only safe channel and there she was with that bobbing head. GO AWAY ALREADY!

45 posted on 09/11/2002 7:27:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Utopia
Exactly. I imagine Bush sent the plane for him so we wouldn't have a ex-president hanging out there for group of nuts to grab.

Newsmax REALLY needs to stop copying other sites' news; they've obviously gotten this one screwed up. It was bound to happen.

46 posted on 09/11/2002 7:29:04 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"My husband was in Australia and the president called him back and sent a plane for him," Mrs. Clinton told National Public Radio's Tavis Smiley in an interview commemorating the 9/11 attacks.

Possibly hoping it might be crashed into the sea??

47 posted on 09/11/2002 7:29:27 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: kcvl
Psssssst..........Mr. Bill is on Letterman tonight to share HIS views about 9-11.

*Howlin steps WAY back*

48 posted on 09/11/2002 7:30:12 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: RightOnline
"OK, enough about me. What do YOU think of me????"

The really don't want to know the answer to that!

49 posted on 09/11/2002 7:31:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Doohickey
Precisely.
50 posted on 09/11/2002 7:32:01 PM PDT by Howlin
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