Liar liar pants on fire

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    we need a new smiley here say...........one of a witch riding on a broom. or a nose that grows for every time this women opens her mouth. :rotflmao:

    Hillary Clinton 'unaware' of Bill's Dubai ties
    Updated: 3:12 a.m. ET March 4, 2006
    Hillary Clinton, a leading opponent of DP World's takeover of some US port operations, was this week forced to admit that she did not know her husband had advised Dubai leaders on how to handle the growing dispute.

    But former President Bill Clinton's ties to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates should not have come as a surprise to his New York senator wife.

    Mrs Clinton's own senatorial financial disclosure forms reveal that her husband earned $450,000 giving speeches in Dubai in 2002.

    Officials from the UAE also donated between $500,000 and $1m to fund Mr Clinton's presidential library in Arkansas.

    It was part of an effort by the emirates, said a person close to UAE officials, to forge a close relationship with a former US president who is influential and highly regarded in the region.

    Mr Clinton's admiration for the UAE was last on display in November, when he made his fourth visit to the American University in Dubai and met students participating in the Clinton scholarship programme.

    The UAE has also contributed $100m to Hurricane Katrina relief funds – which Mr Clinton had a leading role in raising.

    Mrs Clinton's tough stance that the deal represented an "unacceptable risk" to national security has caused UAE officials some consternation.

    Regarded as the leading Democratic candidate for the 2008 presidential elections, she has used the deal – which polls show is disliked by most Americans – and the anti-Arab sentiment it sparked to attack the Bush administration on national security, an issue that has been seen as a weak point for Democrats.

    Although Mrs Clinton has been careful not to criticise the UAE directly, her stance has put her in the same camp as legislators who openly accuse Dubai of helping to finance the September 11 terrorist attacks and deem the UAE untrustworthy.

    Privately, some Democrats see the revelations about his ties to the UAE as a classic Clinton dilemma. Mrs Clinton told the New York Post on Thursday that she did not know her husband had been contacted by Dubai officials two weeks ago and offered them advice on the deal. Although both Hillary and Bill Clinton say he stands behind her on the issue and there is no direct conflict, his relationship to the UAE has complicated her political stance on the transaction.

    Meanwhile, the UAE has sought to quell the backlash against the takeover by hiring some Clinton officials - and Republicans - to lobby on Dubai's behalf.
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    " I didn't know-- i swear--get that co-conspirator charge thrown out."
     
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    So sHrillary still doesn't know much about what hubby is doing?

    I guess this must be another one of those vast right-wing conspiracies. :blah2: :rolleyes: :blah2:
     
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    Beats me how all those liberals can think Hillary is so incredibly smart, is always in the know, has the best answers to every problem, but yet gives her a pass when she pleads ignorance (plays dumb) on some of the most important close-to-home (and incriminating) issues??????????? Well, she got by with it during the Clinton Administration, so I guess she thinks she has found the magic formula.
     
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    I fear she has; it is the willful blindness of her followers. She learned the lessons of her past co-presidency well. The only immutable, objective truth in all of liberalism is political expediency. I have to admit, I found hilarity in watching militant feminists twist their reasoning into excruciating pretzels, in defense of their man, Bill. This - in the face of mounting, incontrovertible evidence that he was a worse sexual predator than any boogey-man they could have dreamed up in their most fevered, hate-filled fantasies. High comedy!

    Hillary can do no wrong, as far as the left is concerned. She could be caught in the act of roasting babies alive, and her minions would manufacture some justification. A symbolic defense of Roe, probably.
     
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    Hillary did, indeed, learn her lessons well, or she wouldn't be where she is today. Let's just hope that America also learned its lessons during the Clinton presidency to the extent that they have come to the conclusion: never again! The female side of the Clinton co-presidency is far worse than the male side. Hillary is the sorriest mistake America could ever make: a complete counterfeit.
     

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