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Former Clinton Aide: Bill Told Outrageous Lies to Win Reelection and Lost the Nuclear Codes
News Pundit.net ^ | 3/15/2003 | Douglas Oliver

Posted on 03/15/2003 10:35:51 AM PST by ex-Texan

Former Clinton Aide: Bill Told Outrageous Lies to Win Reelection and Lost the Nuclear Codes !

This is shocking news this morning as revealed by a "Washington Whispers" report by U. S. News reporter Paul Bedard. The news comes from former military aide Lt. Col. Robert Patterson, who carried the nuclear "football" for President Clinton from May 1996 to May 1998. It is in Patterson's new book: Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security.

The book crosses a line that no other military aide ever crossed before in condemning his former commander in chief. Click Here for a Full Excerpt.

I quote briefly from the book:

Another shortcoming was dishonesty - not just about golf and extramarital affairs but also about our national security. Such dishonesty said much about the president's priorities. On August 26, 1996, just three months into my tenure, I was accompanying the president in Toledo, Ohio, on one of his many reelection campaign events. I listened to his speech from one of the "hold" rooms offstage. Television images and sound were piped into the room by the White House Communications Agency. I heard President Clinton say, "For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, on this beautiful night, there is not a single nuclear missile pointed at a child in the United States of America."

I looked down at the black satchel at my side. "What?" I mumbled out loud. I turned to the military White House doctor along on the trip and asked him, "Did he just say what I think he said?" The doctor shrugged and nodded. It was patently untrue, and anyone with a remote knowledge of military and foreign affairs knew it was untrue.

* * * That autumn, I heard him deliver the line in speeches again and again and again. President Clinton made this claim more than 130 times during the 1996 reelection campaign alone.3 It left me slack-jawed that one of his major campaign themes could be such an obvious, whopping lie. * * *

Of course Clinton's political lying and vote pandering was no secret to anybody who followed news reports regularly. I did not believe the "no-missiles-threaten-us-today" lies when I heard them at the time. But he had a flair for winning the votes of working married couples. Bill Clinton could take any issue, and tie it to the concerns of working families with children. Take any issue, and add in the magic words, " for the children." Lying was just second nature to him. His lies were so smooth, so carefully crafted, and so "larger-than-life."

Amazing, because tying the "for the children" focus was so terribly crude, and so outrageously bold, that it worked time and time again to win votes.

In my humble opinion, Bill Clinton should have been impeached for losing the nuclear codes, and on that basis alone. It was a spectacular violation of our National Security Laws and a cavalier betrayal of the public trust. Clinton's political team working in the White House basement were able to turn the Constitutional process of impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors" on its head. They changed the political landscape of America forever with their issue avoidance argument: "It's just about sex."

It is time for people to demand that Bill Clinton just slink away from public view and hide under a rock somewhere.

(Excerpt) Read more at newspundit.net ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: clintonhaters; clintonlies; clintonlostncodes; derelictionofduty; robertpatterson
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1 posted on 03/15/2003 10:35:52 AM PST by ex-Texan
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To: ex-Texan
Holy....
2 posted on 03/15/2003 10:45:20 AM PST by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: ex-Texan

3 posted on 03/15/2003 10:46:17 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: DoughtyOne

4 posted on 03/15/2003 10:48:39 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: ex-Texan
Bill 'The Evil One' Clinton could have killed 50 old ladies on the steps of the capital and it would have been ok. What a shame, what a shame.
5 posted on 03/15/2003 10:49:26 AM PST by gulfcoast6 (deDixie the Dixie Chicks!!!!)
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To: *Clinton Haters
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6 posted on 03/15/2003 10:50:17 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: ex-Texan
And, of course, as usual, no Republican, NOT ONE, ever called his hand! Republican strategy dealing with liars and Dems. spewing hate speech has been non-effective.
7 posted on 03/15/2003 10:50:42 AM PST by whadizit (A)
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To: ex-Texan
C'mon, you destroy our credibility as intelligent conservatives when you publish this garbage. Same with the Vince Foster "murder" conspiracy. Pure garbage, just because you hate the guy, you don't have to stoop this low!
8 posted on 03/15/2003 10:50:43 AM PST by ATCNavyRetiree
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To: ex-Texan
This is just horrifying--but unfortunately to the same old population of Clinton lovers, no matter what secrets surface he will always be the greatest president. The Clintons are like a cancer, and it scares me to death.
9 posted on 03/15/2003 10:51:53 AM PST by biss5577
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To: DoughtyOne
What is this garbage (picture, or is it a poster)?? C'mon, I am a conservative just like you, but you really make us look foolish and stupid when you publish this trash!
10 posted on 03/15/2003 10:53:14 AM PST by ATCNavyRetiree
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Well you're the first guy have I've had complain about my demon seed graphic. Thanks for the comment.
11 posted on 03/15/2003 10:55:06 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
I didn't see this post. Look guy, this is for real. If you wish to ignore it fine, but it's true.
12 posted on 03/15/2003 10:56:19 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Dissembling and misdirection are very clintonesque. Care to explain where this is trash?... Patterson's experience around x42 is not trash. His writing the book is not trash. Posting the thread regarding the author and the book is not trash. Want to elucidate where you feel the trash is piled? ... And the graphics are fluff, not trash.
13 posted on 03/15/2003 10:58:52 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
C'mon, you destroy our credibility as intelligent conservatives when you publish this garbage.

Why don't you point out exactly what is not true in this piece?

14 posted on 03/15/2003 10:59:18 AM PST by cyncooper (God Be With President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Prime Minister Aznar)
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To: ex-Texan

CLINTON CRIME SYNDICATE EXILE TO ELEPHANT ISLAND: A MODEST PROPOSAL [Free Republic, March 9th, 2001]


15 posted on 03/15/2003 11:00:38 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: ex-Texan
Clinton will be remembered as a playboy who spent most of his time standing around with his pants at half mast.

It was a dark period for our nation and it has left us unprepared for the current challenges. The clinton administration opened the door for the enemies of the world to attack. His supporters still give him standing ovations, in between the pro Saddam rallies.
16 posted on 03/15/2003 11:02:30 AM PST by putupjob
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To: ex-Texan
The book crosses a line that no other military aide ever crossed before in condemning his former commander in chief.

Y'know, I REALLY hate that line, and I find it is being used repeatedly by reviewers. That's either because the publisher's liner notes use it (doubtful) or because it's a sneering way for a reviewer to impugn the author in an implied way.

My response would be: "The book records an eyewitness account of a president who crossed lines no other president has ever crossed in compromising national security, lying in court, using the full resources of the government ot attack and impugn enemies...." (could go on, fingers are tired).

17 posted on 03/15/2003 11:03:19 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: ex-Texan
Of course Clinton's political lying and vote pandering was no secret to anybody who followed news reports regularly.

Douglas Oliver apparently doesn't work with an editor. This should have been:
Of course, Clinton's habit of political lying and vote pandering was no secret to anybody who followed news reports regularly.

18 posted on 03/15/2003 11:04:33 AM PST by aruanan
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To: cyncooper
No, the burden of proof is on you to prove what is true. A person could make up whatever they want about anyone (just read National Enquirer). I’m just saying that we need to be above all that! That way, when garbage such as this comes out about Bush, we can vigorously discredit it! End of story.
19 posted on 03/15/2003 11:05:06 AM PST by ATCNavyRetiree
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Why is it that some Federal Employees are embarrassed at considerate constitutional conservatives who were sickened by the insult to the US Presidency are so worried, in their obvious state of denial, that said considerate conservatives might lose their credibility in the face of such vile corruption as manifested by Clinton, Clinton, Gore & Reno, Inc.???

It's baffling, to say the least!!!

20 posted on 03/15/2003 11:05:07 AM PST by SierraWasp (I am witholding my tagline till the war begins and ends with an unmistakeable conclusion!!!)
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To: DoughtyOne
I didn't see this post. Look guy, this is for real. If you wish to ignore it fine, but it's true.

In UNLIMITED ACCESS, former FBI agent Gary Aldrich reported much of the same news and it was initially suppressed.

After Clinton's impeachment however, 99% of Aldrich's disclosures were proven to be true.

I expect this book will be treated similarly.

21 posted on 03/15/2003 11:05:41 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Pure garbage, just because you hate the guy, you don't have to stoop this low!

Are you saying this 'no missiles pointing at us' line is untrue. That he didn't say it?

I distinctly remember his State of the Union message when he led with that line. And just a few weeks previous it was announced that China had ICBMs pointed our way.( with MIRV technology he had given them I might add)

I remember looking at my wife and yelling BullSh**!!

22 posted on 03/15/2003 11:06:08 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: ex-Texan
Amazing, because tying the "for the children" focus was so terribly crude, and so outrageously bold, that it worked time and time again to win votes.

Same for the sentence above with the plague of commas: Amazing, because tying the "for the children" focus was so terribly crude and so outrageously bold that it worked time and time again to win votes.
23 posted on 03/15/2003 11:07:30 AM PST by aruanan
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To: ex-Texan
What? Bill Clinton lied? Who'd 'a thunk it?
24 posted on 03/15/2003 11:11:16 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
This is not the National Enquirer. Here's my source and I must say, I find him very credible:

The news comes from former military aide Lt. Col. Robert Patterson, who carried the nuclear "football" for President Clinton from May 1996 to May 1998. It is in Patterson's new book: Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security.

Too bad you don't realize evidently exactly what type of person was at the head of the previous administration. Character matters and you will not find someone who worked closely with President Bush saying he was a liar or dishonorable. It just will not happen.

25 posted on 03/15/2003 11:12:18 AM PST by cyncooper (God Be With President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Prime Minister Aznar)
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To: Poohbah
A vet on this thread needs some help in understanding our ex-prez...
26 posted on 03/15/2003 11:13:03 AM PST by stands2reason
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To: Vinnie
This "missiles pointed" thing was a very clever Clintonian statement.

My memory is that the missiles of our enemies technically weren't pointed at us, but that in 10-15 seconds of programming, they could be.

So this is a statement that may have technically been true, but was really meaningless from a national security standpoint. In barely the time it takes to make the statement, it could go from being true to untrue.

27 posted on 03/15/2003 11:14:14 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Fella, the exerpt is from a just published book written by an Air Force officer who carried the "football" for two years. That is a responsibility given to very few and makes what he says uniquely credible.

There's another Clinton preparing to run for the White House who is probably more genuinely evil than the first. Frankly, I don't care any more about Bill except that the more the American public is informed about his term of office the less they should be inclined to vote for his wife.

28 posted on 03/15/2003 11:15:59 AM PST by katana
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To: stands2reason; ATCNavyRetiree
On one occasion, Bubba was in such a hurry to get back to the White House that he left the guy carrying the football out on his own--in a somewhat crime-ridden part of Washington.

Clinton just never took the national security aspects of his job seriously.
29 posted on 03/15/2003 11:16:32 AM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: cyncooper
Hey, I used to buy the mainstrean press spin on "Clinton-bashers" as well, but then I actually looked at the evidence myself. Some people are still afraid to.
30 posted on 03/15/2003 11:17:01 AM PST by stands2reason
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
"C'mon, you destroy our credibility as intelligent conservatives when you publish this garbage"

An "intelligent conservative" could not possibly find fault with the truth that heaps well deserved scorn and ridicule on the lying bastard Clinton....

I PERSONALLY heard the lying Clinton make the claim that there were no missles aimed at America....

This is not the first revelation that he knew it was a lie when he said it...

You must have been too busy, educating yourself to be an "intelligent conservative" to realize what was going on for those eight dark years of the Criminal's administration..

WAKE UP!
Semper Fi

31 posted on 03/15/2003 11:18:18 AM PST by river rat (War works.....It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Are you familiar with Regnery? This book wouldn't have passed muster with their legal eagles if it was a crock.
32 posted on 03/15/2003 11:19:30 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: cyncooper
Does anyone remember the comments made by quidam a few years back? He mentioned the 'football' and that Clinton no longer had access to it. I don't remember the details but perhaps someone else does.
33 posted on 03/15/2003 11:19:49 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: litany_of_lies
It might have been technically true of the old Soviet missile arsenal (I wouldn't even believe that, give x42's penchant for taking a proven enemy's word for something without verification, like with North Korea and nuclear technology), but it was a blatant lie regarding China because as noted above their few MRVed missiles were still aimed out way, exclusively!
34 posted on 03/15/2003 11:24:00 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: ex-Texan
Clinton lied???? I am so shocked! Just shocked I tell you!

God protect this man from the reaches of Arkancide and bless him for his boldness and let his message be widely heard.

35 posted on 03/15/2003 11:24:04 AM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Member since 03/09/03

I suggest you read the archives, especially about Klinton and even the Foster murder before you start spouting off.

36 posted on 03/15/2003 11:26:34 AM PST by DAnconia55
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To: ladyjane
LadyJane, I was here, and I remember it, absolutely and clearly!!! He didn't specify who it had been reassigned to, but implied it was owlgore.
37 posted on 03/15/2003 11:26:37 AM PST by jacquej
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
I agree. The one thing Clinton had going for him that no other President had, was that his personal behavior, criminality, sadition and possible taiterous actions, were so outlandish that the natural reaction was for people to react just like ATCNavyRetiree did, rejection based on the shere magnitude of the reality.

I doubt even you and I will ever know or comprehand how bad it truly was. I don't think the full extent will ever be revealed and accepted.

38 posted on 03/15/2003 11:30:02 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Here's a good place to start, if you're interesting in learning, and aren't a DU disruptor.

All about Klintoon -Click here

39 posted on 03/15/2003 11:30:25 AM PST by DAnconia55
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
I doubt many of us that are "unintelligent" here on FR agree with you.
40 posted on 03/15/2003 11:30:51 AM PST by cynicom
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To: DAnconia55
I looked at a few of his other posts. I think the guy meant well. I just think it's hard for people to dive in the deep end never having learned to swim. When you start learning about the Clintons, you're definately in the deep deep end of the pool.
41 posted on 03/15/2003 11:31:55 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Don't just sit there, use the links on the Graphic Teaser.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Chief are you saying you don't believe the Colonel's book excerpts? I heard him say NOT ONE MISSILE is pointing at us at a SOTU speech and I KNEW it was a lie when he said it. He repeated it often. I for one don't believe much of what comes out of X42's mouth.
42 posted on 03/15/2003 11:33:03 AM PST by PISANO
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Pure garbage

Which part is garbage? I also heard President Clinton say, "For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, on this beautiful night, there is not a single nuclear missile pointed at a child in the United States of America.". I also knew it was a lie.

When Clinton lies to you on a matter you know about why would you conclude that you could believe him when he speaks on a matter you don't know about? Add to that the numbers of times his lies were exposed and then understand why all words he speaks are suspect. Clinton is a phony. Can you tell the difference between the truth and a lie when a phony speaks?

So again I ask, what part was garbage? If you feel you can refute the assertion then please do so. If you cannot then at least have the good manners to not resort to labeling as garbage what you can't refute.

43 posted on 03/15/2003 11:34:42 AM PST by MosesKnows
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To: MosesKnows
I think the CHIEF has left the building...........he knows it is time to duck and cover.
44 posted on 03/15/2003 11:37:34 AM PST by PISANO
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To: jacquej
Thank you. I was hoping someone else would remember. Re quidam, I always thought he was either Matt Drudge or William Safire. Whoever it was would have well placed sources giving him tips that needed confirmation. He would post some ambiguous stuff on FR, and then try to fill in the blanks.
45 posted on 03/15/2003 11:39:27 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Bisesi
I think Ensign Retiree has returned to DU to make a full report.
46 posted on 03/15/2003 11:40:37 AM PST by cynicom
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To: MHGinTN
For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, on this beautiful night, there is not a single nuclear missile pointed at a child in the United States of America.

Well, the missiles, even if they're pointed at general locations in our country, aren't specifically pointed at a specific child.

See how easy this is? D**n, was he "good" at being bad.

47 posted on 03/15/2003 11:43:24 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: MHGinTN
Oh, and as to the "for the first time" part, well, since NO missilie has EVER been pointed at a SPECIFIC child in the 58+ years that nukes have existed, we're still in the "first time period."
48 posted on 03/15/2003 11:45:31 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: DoughtyOne
Hmm... K for this one...

But I still have a sneaking suspicion we're being infiltrated. Perhaps to coincide with the start of the war....

Lots of odd newbie posters with pro-statist positions lately.

49 posted on 03/15/2003 11:47:05 AM PST by DAnconia55
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To: ex-Texan
Bill Clinton could take any issue, and tie it to the concerns of working families with children. Take any issue, and add in the magic words, " for the children." Lying was just second nature to him. His lies were so smooth, so carefully crafted, and so "larger-than-life."

Haha, this stuff will have the Democrats sighing in reminiscence of the good old days. Man, they're kicking over rocks to find more liars like Clinton to run for office. Lying (smooooothly!) is the very key to Democrat Party success.

50 posted on 03/15/2003 11:49:38 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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