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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

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To: GeneD
Col Patterson better be prepared for the biggest anal exam of his life by the leftist media.
51 posted on 03/15/2003 9:51:33 AM PST by The South Texan
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To: aruanan
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.

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."

52 posted on 03/15/2003 9:52:55 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Let's Roll Already!)
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To: Peach
You are so right, Peach - and I have already ordered the book from Amazon.
53 posted on 03/15/2003 9:53:24 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Biblebelter
If you have some patience and your father has a computer, maybe you can wait a couple of months for the e-book. I think with an e-book you have control over the size of the fonts, or the page, or both.
54 posted on 03/15/2003 9:53:33 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: Paul Atreides
I can report that the book is NOT on order at the Chappaqua Library.......wonder why?.....I shall have to make enquiries on Monday..
55 posted on 03/15/2003 9:53:45 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Biblebelter
I can't find anything about a large-print edition either. (The book doesn't even appear yet on Regnery's own site.) My best hunch is that you should e-mail Regnery at editorial@regnery.com.
56 posted on 03/15/2003 9:54:47 AM PST by GeneD
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To: AD from SpringBay
You're so right - and I believe x42's constant negative spewing has come home to roost.

These people believe they can do anything with impunity - their lust for power has blinded them to reality.
57 posted on 03/15/2003 9:56:19 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: CheneyChick



58 posted on 03/15/2003 9:56:37 AM PST by sinclair (Hey, I just come in here for nothin'... Hope I'm not wastin' anybody's time.)
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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."

Yes, one is really never alone if there is at least one other person somewhere in the universe.
59 posted on 03/15/2003 9:58:56 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Mia T
MIA T...Welcome back!
60 posted on 03/15/2003 9:59:08 AM PST by jaz.357 (- Its time to STEP UP TO THE PLATE and FISH or CUT BAIT!)
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To: Just mythoughts
What really scares me is that the DEMOCRATS were so willing to lie for x42's admin - they were all in it with him. They did whatever it took to constantly cover up his messes. These people are as disgusting as x42 is.
61 posted on 03/15/2003 9:59:24 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Mamzelle
Not supposed to be out until June - Amazon numbers are for PRE-ORDERS!!
62 posted on 03/15/2003 10:00:23 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: GeneD
Bubba Clinton is probably the originating source of the new "mystery virus/illness". Better do a "pee-check" on him quick before he goes in for his next flea dipping. Whoever has to monitor the pee-check better wear double industrial strengh gloves too.
63 posted on 03/15/2003 10:00:46 AM PST by Oorang
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To: ARCADIA
They should have searched Hillary for the codes.

Or they should have checked the coffee table in the "Hillary Book Room".

64 posted on 03/15/2003 10:01:13 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Let's Roll Already!)
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To: Bisesi
Hmmmm? Speaking of Talk Radio - I hope Rush interviews the author for his Limbaugh Letter.
65 posted on 03/15/2003 10:02:32 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: All
Didn't quidam say something about this at the time? I distinctly remember a thread where we were talking about how the Toon got separated from the football one day. But if my memory is correct, is seems like Clinton took off in his limo or something, leaving the military guy to walk back (with the briefcase).

Anyone?
66 posted on 03/15/2003 10:03:17 AM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: T. P. Pole
Not even the President can launch a nuclear weapon without a second. Likewise, there are procedures to retaliate even if the President is incapacitated which Clinton certainly was. However, it is difficult to imagine a more somber duty, or a more sensitive secret, than the management of our nuclear arsenal.
67 posted on 03/15/2003 10:05:43 AM PST by TennesseeProfessor
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To: ysoitanly
"Clintons have press immunity and widespread public ignorance or forgiveness"

Well ... Sharpton is trying to change that - everytime the press tries to bring up something distasteful about his past, he tells the press he wants the same treatment as the "Bill and Hillary protection plan". It's hysterical. And ... it immediately shuts the media up!!
68 posted on 03/15/2003 10:05:44 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Consort
Exactly.

 

69 posted on 03/15/2003 10:05:53 AM PST by Fintan (They forget 9/11 but remember Marx's birthday...)
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To: GeneD
The theme of the Clinton Administration (and liberalism in general):

We do what we want. BLEEEEEEEEP you.

Corollary (in a free society they are trying to ruin):

We make YOU do what WE want (or make it so costly not to do so that most end up giving in).

Corollary (when in power in their "utopian" world):

We make YOU do what WE want (or we KILL you).

See Stalin, Joseph.

70 posted on 03/15/2003 10:06:03 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: ysoitanly
I bring up the Clinton's treasonous activities to my liberal friends, too, and they can only respond that it's about sex. None of my conservative friends can get our liberal friends to discuss the issues. Which tells us everything there is to know. His actions are inexcusable and they don't want to admit it.
71 posted on 03/15/2003 10:06:35 AM PST by Peach
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To: Nita Nuprez
I think the incident you are referring to happened AFTER the author's employment.
72 posted on 03/15/2003 10:07:27 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: Jagdgewehr
Read the Starr Report.
73 posted on 03/15/2003 10:07:36 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: GeneD
God Bless Regnery - they have made billions on conservative books no one else would publish!!!
74 posted on 03/15/2003 10:08:17 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Excuse me ... I believe algore said, "one of the greatest presidents" ... the truth is even more painful.
75 posted on 03/15/2003 10:10:13 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Nita Nuprez
Monday, April 26, 1999 Published at 06:49 GMT 07:49 UK

World: Americas

Clinton drops nuclear football

Tony have you seen a briefcase around here?

US President Bill Clinton left a Nato summit meeting in such haste that he left behind perhaps the most important piece of luggage in the world - the "nuclear football".
Speeding off in his motorcade after a meeting at the Nato summit hall, the leader of the world's only superpower left behind the critical briefcase that contains America's nuclear bomb codes.

"Rather than wait for everyone to gather he just took off", said White House spokesman Joe Lockhart.

The case contains the electronic launch codes needed for a US nuclear strike and provides a link with the Pentagon through a telephone. It is carried by and chained to a military aide and supposed to be near the president whenever he is away from the White House.

When President Clinton's motorcade left without him the aide who carries the briefcase then had to walk the half-mile back to the White House from the Reagan building where the summit was being held.
76 posted on 03/15/2003 10:11:04 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Let's Roll Already!)
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To: Balata
"Check this out. The evidence is overwhelming. It will be interesting to watch how the liberal media handles this."

The media will demean and impune the author's character and dismiss him as a vengeful rightwinger.
77 posted on 03/15/2003 10:13:01 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: litany_of_lies
Stalin (paraphrasing): "It's not those who vote that matter, its' those who count the votes"
78 posted on 03/15/2003 10:13:12 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Let's Roll Already!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham; litany_of_lies
Thank you!
79 posted on 03/15/2003 10:13:29 AM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: alloysteel
No way - but an individual can denounce his citizenship - but no one can take it from him - even if he commits treason on a daily basis.
80 posted on 03/15/2003 10:13:31 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Alamo-Girl
This is the sort of information you follow, isn't it? In any case, BUMP.
81 posted on 03/15/2003 10:14:18 AM PST by Maeve (Siobhan's daughter and sometime banshee.)
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To: GeneD
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.

If this is true, this is an absolute blockbuster. For Bill Clinton would be directly responsible for the deaths of 3,300+ Americans. But we pretty much knew that anyway.

82 posted on 03/15/2003 10:14:49 AM PST by SamAdams76 (California wine tastes better - boycott French wine!)
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To: Romulus; american colleen; NYer; nickcarraway; Domestic Church; Lady In Blue; Desdemona
BUMP!
83 posted on 03/15/2003 10:15:17 AM PST by Maeve (Siobhan's daughter and sometime banshee.)
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To: CyberAnt
Yes indeed, they played the servant/submissive part quite nicely.


Must be that rabid maddness against "RIGHT" they learned in school.
84 posted on 03/15/2003 10:15:52 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Mamzelle
I've ordered it from the Conservative Book Club and will hate myself for having another Clinton book in the house but felt it should be authentic considering the author's position. Hope it's not a re-hash of everyone else's books but I love to hate Clinton so can't pass them up.
85 posted on 03/15/2003 10:16:06 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Nita Nuprez
Blast from the past:

ORIGINAL THREAD IS HERE

Clinton Drops Nuclear Football

British Broadcasting Company
April 26, 1999 BBC

US President Bill Clinton left a Nato summit meeting in such haste that he left behind perhaps the most important piece of luggage in the world - the "nuclear football".

Speeding off in his motorcade after a meeting at the Nato summit hall, the leader of the world's only superpower left behind the critical briefcase that contains America's nuclear bomb codes.

"Rather than wait for everyone to gather he just took off", said White House spokesman Joe Lockhart.

The case contains the electronic launch codes needed for a US nuclear strike and provides a link with the Pentagon through a telephone.

It is carried by and chained to a military aide and supposed to be near the president whenever he is away from the White House.

When President Clinton's motorcade left without him the aide who carries the briefcase then had to walk the half-mile back to the White House from the Reagan building where the summit was being held.

"We're safe," remarked Mr Lockhart following the safe arrival of the aide, adding: "These things happen." Fumbled football It has been called the most dangerous handbag in the world. The black attache case which has become known as the "nuclear football" has been passed from president to president since the days of Dwight Eisenhower.

Aides have been quick to dismiss this incident, but other presidents have had similar scares. Other incidents include: Left on board Air Force One in Paris when Gerald Ford arrived at economic summit Jimmy Carter left codes in his suit when it was sent to the dry cleaners Separated from Ronald Reagan when he was shot in 1981,

86 posted on 03/15/2003 10:16:21 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: Severa; doug from upland; Mia T
There was a rumor in 1998 that Resident Clinton was no longer being trusted to 'carry' the nuclear football, that other people had assumed that Presidential duty for him in his moral absence.
87 posted on 03/15/2003 10:17:57 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: ST.LOUIE1
The guy was in the military and x42 was his commander in chief - not good to diss the CIC while you're still in the military.
88 posted on 03/15/2003 10:18:29 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Nita Nuprez
Quidam!? I was working in DC and lurking a great deal at the time to counter the depression induced by watching Bubba Rex and Hillary Regina. (I do remember your posts...you've been around forever...:)

His/her posts were entertaining Haiku and had a ring of truth to them. I do recall the nuclear football story, but would be hard pressed to say when it appeared. My take on Quidam was that a disaffected dem insider (not a political appointee) bureaucrat was either getting close to retirement or was totally fed up or both.
89 posted on 03/15/2003 10:18:33 AM PST by esopman (Blessings on Freepers Everywhere)
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To: Savage Beast
x42 was the worst - Carter was the most stupid - and totally lacking in common sense.
90 posted on 03/15/2003 10:20:58 AM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: GeneD
"too busy watching a golf match"..

I knew it! Golf is a pernicious pastime that is corrupting our national spirit, as well as our national leaders. Statistics prove, that in the last 10 years the increase of golf courses has resulted in sexual depravity at the highest levels of government and business. The game of golf has caused us to become complacent regarding national security. While many Americans were either playing golf or contemplating playing the game, terrorism, for the first time was visited in living color to our homeland. Is this a coincidence? I think not!

The wealthy scion of a famous political family was found guilty of murdering a young girl with a GOLF CLUB! The government wants to fingerprint guns, but where is the cry to register golf clubs, often the weapon of choice of non gun owners. The amount of fertilizer and chemicals required to keep a green, green, is greater than the natural amount of manure obtained from grazing cattle and the runoff is harmful to our waste treatment plants, and therefore, life itself. Human beings in parched, barren foreign lands are starving to death while rich, greedy, horny, powerful white men frolic on cool green lawns and hit little white balls into little cups for entertainment. I ask you; Where is the Justice?!

(/sarcasm)

91 posted on 03/15/2003 10:21:23 AM PST by elbucko ('s shopping cart is empty.)
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To: CyberAnt
The guy was in the military and x42 was his commander in chief -
not good to diss the CIC while you're still in the military.

Very true, Cyber, but....country before Bubba.

92 posted on 03/15/2003 10:28:06 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Biblebelter
You may want to try the "book on tape (or CD)" version too. Unfortunately, like the e-book, it doesn't look like a "book on tape" version is available yet.
93 posted on 03/15/2003 10:33:45 AM PST by tuna_battle_slight_return
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To: EternalVigilance
This is devastating for the Clintons.

Not true, this only raises their stature in the eyes of their partners in crime.

In this light, it makes perfect sense for Clinton to be recently talking about a "less powerful America" and similar topics.

CLINTON CRIME SYNDICATE EXILE TO ELEPHANT ISLAND: A MODEST PROPOSAL [Free Republic]


94 posted on 03/15/2003 10:37:20 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: EternalVigilance
This is devastating for the Clintons.
Nothing is devastating for the Clinton's. There are too many people in our country who worship him for no other reason than that he is a Democrat. He fooled the majority of the people 1996 and enough of the people to win in 1992. His punishment is in his future and I imagine there will be "wailing and gnashing of teeth" on that day.
95 posted on 03/15/2003 10:37:21 AM PST by The Brush
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To: CheneyChick
Another book,that I have just become aware of is- "See No Evil" by Bob Baer-author is a former CIA field officer and it sounds like it is his personal story and an indictment of the CIA,especially under Clinton. Available from Amazon, Michael Ladeen gave it a good review. The author stated on tv last week,that Clinton passed on supporting a coup that was all set to go,Kurds and Iraqi generals had a good plan,Clinton scotched it. Here's the blurb from the jacket that is infuriating-

" In 1995, the National Security Council intentionally aborted a military coup d’etat against Saddam Hussein, forgoing the last opportunity to get rid of him."

The more we learn, it is patently obvious that Clinton greased the wheels of terrorists.
96 posted on 03/15/2003 10:37:56 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Isn't it amazing, with all this documented stuff from all the various sources, that so many people are incredibly blinded and don't see the truth on this utterly evil couple.
97 posted on 03/15/2003 10:41:41 AM PST by CheneyChick
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To: elbucko
I am more likely to get golf courses banned, than Bill Clinton is will ever held responsible for his irresponsibility, high crimes and misdemeanors. Same goes for Hillary. They are untouchable.

Bill and Hillary Clinton will live rich and enjoyable lives, die wealthy at a very old age, and be mourned by half the country when they die.

I don't like it either, but this is the way of the world. That's why it's better to stop them at a midpoint, than let people like this achieve their permanent zenith.

I blame Ross Perot as much for this country's troubles, as I do the Clinton's.

98 posted on 03/15/2003 10:44:46 AM PST by elbucko ('s shopping cart is empty.)
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To: 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,............... But a Clinton national security aide, William Danvers, tells us Clinton was never "unavailable for key" decisions and didn't jeopardize U.S. security."

You always have to parse what Clinton and his aides say... Danvers says 'Clinton was never "unavailable for key" decisions'. That's different than being "too busy watching a golf match" Everytime he or one of his former aides open their mouth, I'm always trying to figure out what they are really saying and not just taking what they say at face value..............oh well

BC
99 posted on 03/15/2003 10:49:36 AM PST by Brasiliacat
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To: The Brush
Nothing is devastating for the Clinton's. There are too many people in our country who worship him for no other reason than that he is a Democrat. He fooled the majority of the people 1996 and enough of the people to win in 1992. His punishment is in his future and I imagine there will be "wailing and gnashing of teeth" on that day.

Unfortuntely have to agree with you, except for one minor point. He actually narrowly missed getting a majority of the popular vote in 96.

100 posted on 03/15/2003 10:49:43 AM PST by Marathoner
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