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Ex-Clinton aide reveals Bill lost the nuclear codes
U. S. News and World Report ^ | 03/15/2003 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 03/15/2003 8:58:30 AM PST by GeneD

Former President Clinton lost the codes to nuclear war the day the Monica Lewinsky affair broke, was MIA in the fall of 1998 when a decision was needed on the killing of Osama bin Laden, and was "too busy watching a golf match" to OK a 1996 bombing mission in Iraq, says a blockbuster new book by Clinton's former military aide. Lt. Col. Robert Patterson, who carried the nuclear "football" from May 1996 to May 1998, crosses a line no other "mil aide" has before in condemning his commander in chief in Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security. "This story had to be told." But a Clinton national security aide, William Danvers, tells us Clinton was never "unavailable for key" decisions and didn't jeopardize U.S. security. One story: The day the Lewinsky scandal broke, Clinton was to trade in his "biscuit" with the nuclear launch codes. But they were missing. "We never did get them back," says Patterson. Then there's bin Laden: Clinton ducked calls from the Situation Room to ok a Tomahawk attack in 1998, then waffled until it was too late.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: balkans; billlegacyclinton; clinton; clintonhaters; clintonistas; criminal; demagogues; democrats; derelictionofduty; monicalewinsky; quidam; robertpatterson
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The book's already number 90 on Amazon.com.

I hope this isn't a duplicate thread.

1 posted on 03/15/2003 8:58:30 AM PST by GeneD
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2 posted on 03/15/2003 9:00:16 AM PST by martin_fierro (FRUCK FANCE!)
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To: GeneD
Locator ^
3 posted on 03/15/2003 9:00:31 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's will be forever remembered as "The Decade of Fraud(s)...")
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To: GeneD
bump
4 posted on 03/15/2003 9:00:59 AM PST by VOA
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To: GeneD
You just can't duplicate this kind of thread, IMO! Since the press doesn't do the job, books of this sort and Freepers must do the job. We are ready and willing to carry out our mission.
5 posted on 03/15/2003 9:00:59 AM PST by Peach
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To: GeneD
Lt. Col. Robert Patterson, who carried the nuclear "football" from May 1996 to May 1998, crosses a line no other "mil aide" has before. . .

Sort of like Clinton crosses a line each time he opens his blubbery lying mouth to criticize the current president - but you'll never see that in book review.
6 posted on 03/15/2003 9:01:05 AM PST by AD from SpringBay
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To: GeneD
Sounds like a book I need to read.
7 posted on 03/15/2003 9:01:25 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: GeneD
The day the Lewinsky scandal broke, Clinton was to trade in his "biscuit"

At least he remembered where he left his cigar...

8 posted on 03/15/2003 9:01:41 AM PST by billorites
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To: GeneD
There is little doubt that "Ex-Clinton aide" is not the only human in the world that knew about Clintons "loss" of things. Gee and they kept telling us it was all about SEX.
9 posted on 03/15/2003 9:01:44 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: GeneD
What a shock, I always felt he was so together.
10 posted on 03/15/2003 9:02:31 AM PST by Delphinium
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To: GeneD
Wow. I hadn't seen mention of this before. Thanks for posting it!
11 posted on 03/15/2003 9:02:55 AM PST by Severa (Wife of Freeper Hostel, USN Active Duty Submariner)
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To: AD from SpringBay
Exactly what I was thinking.
12 posted on 03/15/2003 9:03:24 AM PST by Jeff Chandler ( ;)
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To: billorites
THAT'S where I left the biscuit!
13 posted on 03/15/2003 9:03:44 AM PST by gitmo ("The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain." GWB)
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To: GeneD
Anyone read this book yet? I've been waiting for it...would love to hear reviews. Sounds like it'll have lots of stories.
14 posted on 03/15/2003 9:04:21 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: *Clinton Haters
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/bump-list
15 posted on 03/15/2003 9:05:02 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: GeneD
Clinton lost his biscuit and Monica gained her knee pads.
16 posted on 03/15/2003 9:05:50 AM PST by hgro
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To: Libertarianize the GOP
That bump list should include every Freeper, everywhere. Anyone read Bill Gerz book Betrayal yet?
17 posted on 03/15/2003 9:06:09 AM PST by Peach
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To: GeneD
But a Clinton national security aide, William Danvers, tells us Clinton was never "unavailable for key" decisions and didn't jeopardize U.S. security.

I suppose it all depends on the definition of "key," "jeopardize," and "security." The above should be written as:
But a Clinton national security aide, William Danvers, lying to cover Clinton's ass, tells us Clinton was never "unavailable for key" decisions and didn't jeopardize U.S. security.

18 posted on 03/15/2003 9:06:26 AM PST by aruanan
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To: GeneD
This man is still dangerous as he undermines our President.
19 posted on 03/15/2003 9:06:55 AM PST by MEG33
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To: GeneD
Another INSIDER that portrays the Scumbag-in-chief as a PLAYBOY with TOYS in the White House. Stand by for a MASSIVE character assassination of the Colonel. They will dig up EVERYTHING they can on him and destroy the character of his entire family, if possible. I am sure the mainstream MEDIA will NOT touch this story, save Fox News and Talk Radio.
20 posted on 03/15/2003 9:09:16 AM PST by PISANO
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To: Mamzelle
They should have searched Hillary for the codes. Although, Bill may have sold them to China, along with everything else.
21 posted on 03/15/2003 9:09:48 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Peach
Right on! Of course, usually we send it to Sean and O'Reilly and they follow up. But sadly, we can never get it on any other network. The Clintons have press immunity and widespread public ignorance or forgiveness - don't know which or why. I've brought up one after another charge against them to my liberal friends in discussions, and they are indoctrinated enough to respond: "The Republicans just can't get over his d*ck". This constantly amazes me, that that's what a lot of the public thinks the outrage over Clinton (and THE SHE-THING) is about - they totally dismiss the CRIMES!!!
22 posted on 03/15/2003 9:10:22 AM PST by ysoitanly
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23 posted on 03/15/2003 9:11:08 AM PST by Consort
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To: GeneD
He probably sold the codes to the Chicoms, the Islamofacists and his buddy, Castro.
24 posted on 03/15/2003 9:11:15 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: All
The prologue;

Excerpts;

A synopsis.

(From the U. S. News site.)

NOTE: .pdf files.

FYI, the book's from Regnery.

25 posted on 03/15/2003 9:11:19 AM PST by GeneD
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To: GeneD
The true story of the Clinton Legacy keeps getting exposed. I hope he lives to see his presidency historically chronicled for the horror it truly was- hopefully, from behind bars.
26 posted on 03/15/2003 9:12:10 AM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: Consort
As I've said on this forum many times-

Bill Clinton, The True Manchurian Candidate.
27 posted on 03/15/2003 9:14:10 AM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: Delphinium
But, but, but...he was a "great president"! </ extreme sarcasm>
28 posted on 03/15/2003 9:17:19 AM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Eleven. Exactly. One louder.)
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To: Mudboy Slim; FreeTheHostages
Check this out. The evidence is overwhelming. It will be interesting to watch how the liberal media handles this.
29 posted on 03/15/2003 9:19:30 AM PST by Balata
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To: Just mythoughts
Dreadful even in contemplation. Nobody could have written a doomsday fiction novel about the chain of events that took place in the White House during the regime of the "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" before he was elected (on a plurality), as it would have been too fantastic to be believable. But before this regime took over the White House, there was a presumption that any American President was, first of all, disposed toward patriotism. The "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" has no such limitation on the scope of his ingratitude to the land of his birth.

Is there no way to strip citizenship from a native-born adult in this country? Or does that only apply to naturalized citizens?
30 posted on 03/15/2003 9:19:59 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: alloysteel
My prayer has been sent. Time will tell.
31 posted on 03/15/2003 9:21:55 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: GeneD
boner bill bump....
32 posted on 03/15/2003 9:24:50 AM PST by clintonh8r (It is better to be feared than to be respected.)
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To: GeneD
The day the Lewinsky scandal broke, Clinton was to trade in his "biscuit" with the nuclear launch codes. But they were missing.

Did anyone think to look into Lewinsky's "biscuit."

33 posted on 03/15/2003 9:25:47 AM PST by Jagdgewehr
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To: GeneD
Rush and O'Reilly should interview this author.
34 posted on 03/15/2003 9:26:23 AM PST by GalvestonBeachcomber
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To: Jagdgewehr
bill was putting some honey on his biscuit....
35 posted on 03/15/2003 9:27:35 AM PST by clintonh8r (It is better to be feared than to be respected.)
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To: Mia T
FYI (Though I've a feeling you've already heard of this book)
36 posted on 03/15/2003 9:33:03 AM PST by jla
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To: GeneD
Whose kids did he let play with the football? I don't recall. Some actor....
37 posted on 03/15/2003 9:33:17 AM PST by toenail
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To: GeneD
The Clinton Slime Machine is warming up in the wings. This guy just might be credible enough to weather the storm.
38 posted on 03/15/2003 9:34:31 AM PST by dix ( I sure would hate to be a liberal.)
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To: GeneD
bump
39 posted on 03/15/2003 9:39:17 AM PST by TomB
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To: GeneD
Former President Clinton lost the codes to nuclear war the day the Monica Lewinsky affair broke,...

Bill Clinton letting national security slide?? And to quench his self gratification on top of it?? I don't beleive it, tell me it isn't so! /sarcasm

40 posted on 03/15/2003 9:40:46 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: GeneD
Where was 'Buzz' when this was going down? He shoulda dropped the dime on Bubba when it really counted.

I'm glad he finally wrote the book, though.

Imus just might interview the guy.....seems his (Imus) love for Bubba has waned.

41 posted on 03/15/2003 9:41:05 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Dog Gone
Sounds like a book I need to read.

Just one more to add to my "Clinton Library".... It will join titles such as: Slick Willie I & II, High Crimes and Misdemeanors (The case against Bill Clinton, by Ann Coulter), The Starr Report, Hell to Pay (by our beloved and sorely missed FReeper, Barbara Olson), The Case Against Hillary Clinton (Peggy Noonan), Year of the Rat : How Bill Clinton Compromised U.S. Security for Chinese Cash (by Edward Timperlake, et al), Betrayal : How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security (by Bill Gertz), etc. etc. etc.

Cheers, CC :)

42 posted on 03/15/2003 9:42:22 AM PST by CheneyChick
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To: GeneD
OK. Somebody help me put this into perspective. What exactly do the codes do? Are they to verify that the person ordering the strike is indeed the president? Is the "biscuit" the thing these codes are stored on? Do the codes change on a schedule, explaining why he is talking about trading in the biscuit, or if somebody steals the biscuit, can they start a war?

Not that I am defending the slimey-one, but I would hate to over-react to this. We tend to have that reputation, here.

43 posted on 03/15/2003 9:43:14 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: dix
This guy just might be credible enough to weather the storm.

Even if he's squeaky, they'll just make stuff up. I assume that the guy to carry the football would be one of the most investigated, checked, anal-probed guys on earth. I bet he's clean.

44 posted on 03/15/2003 9:45:56 AM PST by Dianna
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To: GeneD
I would love to get this book for my father. I would need a large print edition. I searched Amazon and couldn't find anything about one. Does the large print editions usually come later on?
45 posted on 03/15/2003 9:47:17 AM PST by Biblebelter
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To: GeneD
It's a tough call, but I'm beginning to think that Carter was the worst president in American history.
46 posted on 03/15/2003 9:48:29 AM PST by Savage Beast (A fool is more dangerous than a scoundrel.)
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To: jla
thx for the ping...:)

THE INTERMINABLE clintons
It's time to take out the trash...
A Senate en passant capture is THE MOVE...

NEW AUDIO! Hear the Bill Bennett (PARDONGATE) epilogue .

 

The clinton POLICY: To make damn sure America is not "the biggest power on the block," (to quote the rapist, himself)...

 

THE UNSTATED MESSAGE OF THE POWELL EVIDENCE

 

Another mistaken 'conceptzia'
WHY AMERICA (& THE WORLD) CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER CLINTON
(INDEED, IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT WE ARE GOING TO SURVIVE THE FIRST ONE,)

 

WAS AL QAEDA THE TARGET OF A TAKEOVER BY IRAQ?

 

hillary clinton A SECURITY RISK: Removal Calls Begin

 

Utter-Failure clintons Concoct Left-Wing-Radio Scheme FIG LEAF
Flower Children Fall for the 2 Self-Evident Thugs & Opportunists Yet Again
(Liberals have always had problems figuring out causation)

 

THE CLINTONS--AMERICA'S BIGGEST BLUNDER: Hear Bush 41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992

 

How to get rid of the clintons in 3 easy steps

 

the logic of pathologic self-interest

 

Mrs. clinton's REAL virtual office -- 03.15.03 update

 

 

 

47 posted on 03/15/2003 9:48:34 AM PST by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: GeneD
When his Liebury is complete, can we test another MOAB on it? Just to make sure it is working okay? Preferably, with both Clintons inside.
48 posted on 03/15/2003 9:49:37 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Bisesi
I am sure the mainstream MEDIA will NOT touch this story, save Fox News and Talk Radio.

This is U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT! That's about as 'mainstream' as it gets.

This author has credibility galore. If he didn't, this book would not have seen publication, and it certainly wouldn't be being written about in this publication.

This is devastating for the Clintons.

49 posted on 03/15/2003 9:51:24 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Bisesi
One nice thing about them NOT being in power is that they don't have the resources of the entire US Government to lean on when they attempt to smear people, nor do they have the automatic attention of the press just because they want to say something. And even if the press gives them attention, it's not at the same level as if it came from the Oval Office (or orifice, in Clinton's case).

They also have to deal with the altermative media, which though by no means dominant, has a lot more influence now than 5 years ago.

Also, being a military guy, I would think the author did extensive opposition research on HIMSELF before releasing the book.
50 posted on 03/15/2003 9:51:33 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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