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Clinton and Obama bury hatchet and seal deal for Sec State
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, November 30, 2008

That, of course, means some immediate propaganda work repackaging by the Obama team after all the shots they threw her way during the primaries:
"What exactly is this foreign policy experience?" Obama said mockingly of the New York senator. "Was she negotiating treaties? Was she handling crises? The answer is no."
No, she was dodging sniper fire in Tuzla. But in fact, in terms of real foreign policy experience, Clinton's resume is as slim as Obama's.

And then there's that other factor, like the 800 lb gorilla in the room everyone wants to ignore: Bill Clinton and what he's been up too since 2000. One of the conditions of Hillary's Sec State job is that Bill has to disclose his list of donors. But that's not all:
The disclosure of contributors is among nine conditions that Mr. Clinton signed off on during discussions with representatives of Mr. Obama; all go beyond the requirements of law. Among other issues, he agreed to incorporate his Clinton Global Initiative separately from his foundation so that he has less direct involvement. The initiative, which promotes efforts to fight disease, poverty and climate change, would no longer hold annual meetings outside of the United States or accept new contributions from foreign governments.

Mr. Clinton also agreed to submit his future personal speeches and business activities for review by State Department ethics officials and, if necessary, by the White House counsel’s office.
Even with all of that, or perhaps because of it, the confirmation hearing ought to be entertaining at least. As for Hillary's experience, or lack thereof in foreign affairs? Hey, who cares - apparently the country has decided that experience just isn't that much of a big deal, given who is to be sworn in on Jan. 20th. They'll learn on the job together.

That just gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling doesn't it?
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Previous Comments to this Post 

I give Hillary credit for at least having been around a president for eight years and having some sense of foreign policy reality, even if she didn’t run that way.

Throughout most of the campaign, Obama struck me as historically illiterate and naive. I hope that the briefings Obama has received since the election have scared the bejesus out of the guy. That may be why we are seeing a tougher, more centrist cabinet now.

Plus we know, as SNL put it last February, that Hillary is a bitch. We need a bitch in the Obama administration who will bring the hammer down if America is threatened.
Written By: huxley
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What might Obama and Hillary cook up?

Why, nothing less than a phalanx of international treaties, agreements, and accords that will drain the blood right out of American sovereignty.

Hillary at State will do maximum damage under the guise of "fixing the damage done by George Bush so that the World will love America again."

The one thing I don’t think the two of them will have the balls to do is put the U.S. back into a renegotiated ABM treaty with the Russians. If they do start talking about that, then you can pretty much assume that they want to make the U.S. vulnerable to rogue missile attacks.

But surely they’ll put us in the ICC, sign us up for Kyoto or a successor, and probably get into some sort of postmodern identity politics "human rights" agreement.

And they’re imaginative in this area, so look for new approaches as well to effectively ending U.S. sovereignty.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
No sooner did I post that then I stopped over at Drudge and found this:
Stephen Hockman QC is proposing a body similar to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to be the supreme legal authority on issues regarding the environment.

The first role of the new body would be to enforce international agreements on cutting greenhouse gas emissions set to be agreed next year.

But the court would also fine countries or companies that fail to protect endangered species or degrade the natural environment and enforce the "right to a healthy environment".
How could Hillary and Barack possibly justify not saddling the U.S. with that sort of external authority? Isn’t that exactly what they believe they need to do to show the World how much they care?
Written By: Martin McPhillips
Think of all the technology sales Hillary can put together as Sec of State. China will be happy.
Written By: SkyWatch
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Yes, Billy Boy has to reveal his contributors, but to whom?

Will they publicly released, or buried in some back room?

And when they are buried in some back room, who will call them on it? Imagine if Bush did this in his first days.

Oh, I forgot...Bush was committing crimes since 2000.

Obama can do no such thing, because, after all, he is The Messiah.
Written By: James Marsden
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Actually, the 800 pound gorilla in the room, that no one wants to mention, is the fact that Obama is NOT a natural born citizen as required by the U.S. Constution.
He is NOT eligible for the presidency because, as he has already stated on his own website, he had dual citizenship at birth, and so he is NOT eligible as a natural born citizen, no matter where he was born.
And also
There are now FOUR cases before the Supreme Court regarding this issue, and the Electoral College must also uphold their oaths to verify the constitutional eligibility of all presidential candidates as well, BEFORE they vote on 12/15.
And Obama is not even the president-elect until the Electoral College votes for him.
This may well just prove to be quite a bit more than just an 800 pound gorilla....
Written By: rrobin
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Well, with respect to "Obama isn’t a natural born citizen", frankly I don’t see how this matters. If true, it would be simply ignored.
Written By: Don
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My mother (hard core Obama supporter) claims that my daughter could not run for President because she was born in Taiwan. However, as her father is an American citizen, doesn’t that make her "natural born?"

Personally I think the Obama citizenship argument is the equivalent to the Bush AWOL stories...and if we had the press in our pocket, someone would be forging a Kenyan birth certificate for Obama as we speak, with the Bizarro World conservative Dan Rather getting all excited for 2012 surprise.
Written By: harun
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My mother (hard core Obama supporter) claims that my daughter could not run for President because she was born in Taiwan. However, as her father is an American citizen, doesn’t that make her "natural born?"
Nope. You have to be born in the US, or on what is considered US Soil in another country (embassy or US Military base).

But Don’s right. Either it gets ignored, or cities will burn.
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Jim Geraghty blogged about this at the Campaign Spot Blog at NRO. The US Citizen and Immigration Services website explains that for people born outside the United States with one parent who is an American citizen
*If you were born before November 14, 1986, you are a citizen if your U.S. citizen parent lived in the United States for at least 10 years and 5 of those years in the United States were after your citizen parent’s 14th birthday.
Obama’s mother was 18 years old when she had him. If he was born outside the US to a mother who was 18, he would not qualify as a natural born citizen. The director of Hawaii’s Department of Health claims to have seen the actual birth ceritificate, but for some reason Senator Obama has failed to make that document public. The only document he has provided is a "Certificate of Live Birth" which merely attests to the fact that a child was born. It does not prove where that child was born. It seems that he should just provide the document if there is not problem with it. This issue is precisely like John Kerry’s refusal to make his military records public. He claimed to have signed the form 180 and to have shown the entire record to the Boston Globe. The only problem is that he never signed the form 180 and his records are not available. Democrats are good at obfuscating on these kinds of issues. The more muddy the water, the more likely people are to lose interest.
Written By: jt007
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Like the AWOL scenario, it seems designed to get everyone in a tizzy over nothing. Do we really think his mother went to Kenya to have the kid? That seems very unlikely.
Written By: harun
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While I don’t think it will matter to Obamaniacs, I think this issue is of the upmost importance Harun. It may certainly turn out that Obama was born in Hawaii, but this issue is different than the AWOL story in that this matter involves a Constitutional prerequisite to becoming president.

I know that many people think only cranks care about this (Charles Johnson, Glenn Reynolds, etc), but I think it’s very important. Bill Clinton didn’t seem to think that the law applied to him when he absconded with Republican’s confidential FBI files, took bribes from LORAL Space corp., ignored Chinese espionage at Los Alamos after taking hundreds of thousands in campaign donations from the Red Army, accepted over $ 1 million dollars from Indonesian gardener straw donors and subsequently declared Utah’s low sulphur coal deposits a national monument to the coincidental benefit of James Riady, accepted presidential library donations from the Saudi royal family in consideration for blocking Louis Freeh’s Khobar Towers investigation, accepted library donations for pardons, etc., etc. (notice how I never mentioned Monica Lewinsky).

Democrats get away with crimes all the time. Case in point: Ted Stevens has been tried and convicted for failing to make accurate disclosures on his financial reports to the Senate while Charles Rangel hasn’t even lost his chairmanship of the Ways and Means committee, let alone been prosecuted, despite the fact that he has acknowledged making inaccurate representations on his House financial disclosures (in addition to his tax evasion, violation of NYC rent control laws, soliciting donations to the Rangel Center at CCNY on his Congressional stationery etc.). Obama has already disregarded federal campaign law by willfully accepting sub-$200 donations of unknown origin as a result of turning off the security settings on his web site. I don’t think this country can take another 4-8 years of Clinton style criminality. I want to vindicate the principal that this is a country of laws and not of men. Determining whether Obama is legally qualified to be the president pursuant to the Constitution is of paramount importance.
Written By: jt007
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She’s a Democrat and doesn’t need experience. Only Republicans must be qualified.

The business and investment opportunities she will provide for Bill will be "bamboozelling."

Written By: Genecis
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Sounds great! I am so excited to see our new Sec of State with little or NO experience what so ever, to join our illuminati President with the same work experience!
Written By: mnotaro
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But Don’s right. Either it gets ignored, or cities will burn.
The possibility of cities burning is part of why it will be ignored.

Obviously, it would have been studied in depth by the MSM if it applied to McCain or Palin . . .
Written By: Don
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Perhaps for the biography of Obama, they should use Tim Russ, known for his role in "Star Trek: Voyager" as Tuvok .. the calm Vulcan.

Come to think of it has anybody seen them together .. ever ?
Written By: Neo
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"Dirty Pool" at the Supreme Court apparently on behalf of Obama currently usurping YOUR Constitution: Leo Donofrio’s companion case, brought by Cort Wrotnowski, with fuller/better briefing showing Obama is not an Article II "natural born citizen" reportedly has been sidetracked to the anthrax lab to deprive the full Court from seeing those filings in connection with Donofrio’s case this Friday, Dec 5, 2008. DO SOMETHING AMERICA!!!
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