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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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To: CaptSkip
#2 on Amazon now! Way to go FReepers!
201 posted on 03/15/2003 11:25:52 PM PST by Henchster
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To: billorites
At least he remembered where he left his cigar...
I would never have imagined that in my lifetime citizens would be able to say such a thing about a US President...
202 posted on 03/15/2003 11:29:08 PM PST by Libertina (God Bless our Commander In Chief!)
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To: SuziQ
I'm just glad he's willing to take the flak to tell the story now!

He'll be raking in the loot....doubt if the flak, if any, will bother him. : )

203 posted on 03/16/2003 12:26:13 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Liz; Grampa Dave; FreeTheHostages
"The two connivers are literally capable of any recklessness just so long as it furthers their crass, self-serving political ambitions. Scumbags."

Zackley...SlickWillie and the HildaBeast are INDEFENSIBLE!! Which is why the Right must not relent in in our Pursuit of Justice!!

RE-IMPEACH. CONVICT. DETHRONE.
DISBAR. DE-PENSION. DE-LEGITIMIZE.
INDICT. CONVICT. IMPRISON. DISCARD KEY.

We MUST--and we SHALL--make an example of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton...MUD

204 posted on 03/16/2003 2:43:33 AM PST by Mudboy Slim ("Time fer Soddom'sInsane to be Transformed into a PINK MIST!!!")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
"Add from spokesman: "Well, he wasn't exactly 'unavailable'. Actually, he WAS there, technically speaking, that is. You know, somebody can be 'available' if they aren't there, physically, and even if they are. So he was never actually 'unavailable' even though he may have been there, or even if he wasn't. We hope this clears things up."

Sort of like...what is, is?

205 posted on 03/16/2003 4:50:56 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
There are other books I am sure, however, these I’ve read but none give the answer I am looking for or I’ve missed it - how could these two despicable people come to wield such power over Americans....

I've just checked through the books in my home library (no dewey decimal system for me, Clinton books are under T for traitor) and can't put my finger on the book I'm thinking about. It seems that I've read an account of how, through incredibly shading dealings, Bill Clinton was first introduced into goverment and the lives of Americans. I may have loaned out the copy or it's at my office. I will continue to look and let you know if I locate it.

206 posted on 03/16/2003 6:06:26 AM PST by Quilla
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It's still #2 on amazon.

 

207 posted on 03/16/2003 7:45:24 AM PST by Fixit
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To: T. P. Pole
Are they to verify that the person ordering the strike is indeed the president?

Yes.

Is the "biscuit" the thing these codes are stored on?

Yes.

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?

Yes and probably no. However, if the President loses the biscuit he can't start a war or retaliate against someone who does.

208 posted on 03/16/2003 7:55:59 AM PST by jackbill
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To: martin_fierro
DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON

Alamo girl has been on this guys antics for a long time what a gal.

209 posted on 03/16/2003 1:25:42 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK ("He is a moss-gatherer, and I have been a stone doomed to rolling." Gandalf)
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To: Alamo-Girl
.To the list eh?
210 posted on 03/16/2003 1:27:36 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK ("He is a moss-gatherer, and I have been a stone doomed to rolling." Gandalf)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Yeah, me too, until TRIPOD disagreed with my anti-Clintoon stand and yanked my site.
211 posted on 03/16/2003 3:29:05 PM PST by martin_fierro (FRUCK FANCE!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Thank you so much for linking the DSL! Hugs!
212 posted on 03/16/2003 8:25:42 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: GeneD

So what if he lost the nuclear codes. I’m sure the smartest woman in the world knew where they were.


213 posted on 06/06/2008 8:59:11 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( Uh...fight SCD. Schwa Collapse Disorder is spreading. Save the a word. Just say uh.)
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