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A Chink in Clinton’s Armor?

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Posted on Oct 21, 2007
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton may be the front-runner, but her campaign has been doing a bit of damage control in Iowa over the senator’s vote to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization, a move critics believe is a prelude to war with Iran. Clinton sent out a mass mailing explaining her vote and insisting that she opposes military action “without full Congressional approval.”


The letter is included in a mailing that advertises an “important letter from Hillary inside.”

“Let me be clear on Iran—I am opposed to letting President Bush take any military action against that country without full Congressional approval,” the letter’s second paragraph begins, after a more general paragraph describing Iran as one of America’s “adversaries.”

Clinton is on the defensive because she was alone among the Democratic candidates in voting for a resolution September 27 that pressed the Bush administration to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group. Sens. Joe Biden and Chris Dodd voted against the bill, and former Sen. John Edwards opposed it.

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By rage, October 22, 2007 at 7:40 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t worry about this industrial-military-corporate propaganda shill. She’s never going to get the Democratic Party nomination. She’s another John Kerry, about to take her money and run off back to the Senate.

Gravel did a great number on her. But, Gravel’s won’t be the last or the most detrimental blow Shillary takes to her teeth. Her worst is yet to come. She’s going down. There is not enough minted to get her into the Oval Office.

The Repugs need to start worrying about how they best slow their landslide skid into oblivion against some real competition, like Edwards who is going to be nominated.

Kucinich - Gravel 2008! ‘Cause they ain’t corporate property of any industry!

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By Captain Stewbing, October 22, 2007 at 11:26 am Link to this comment
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Thank you Mike Gravel for calling her out on national television when no one else would.

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By Greg Bacon, October 22, 2007 at 6:11 am Link to this comment

If HRC is elected prez in 2008, the Secret Service already has her nickname:


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By socks, October 22, 2007 at 5:24 am Link to this comment
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I’d like to add and futher the information that was on Bill Moyer’s Journal last week, about Hillary.

The Journal covered Black Water mercinaries very well. And an added bit of info on Hillary’s connection to them. One of her paid advisers is part of Black Water. And that President Clinton used Black Water in our Eastern European adventures, years ago.

If you haven’t gotten it into your head about what Hillary being a corporate stooge means yet, get some reading done.

Hillary may call herself progressive or liberal, but she isn’t. She and her husband are pro Globalization, pro free unregulated trade and not American or any other worker oriented. NAFTA is as hurtful to the workers in the other countries as it is to those of us here. It is a tool of big international monopolies, and it was put in place by the Clintons, as a futherance of the polocies that Reagan began and Bush I continued.

Get real folks, Hillary is not someone any progressive or liberal thinker should be supporting. She is fundamentally more of the same in this line of Conservative march to surfdom for you and me.

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By Verne Arnold, October 22, 2007 at 4:27 am Link to this comment

the letter’s second paragraph begins, after a more general paragraph describing Iran as one of America’s “adversaries.”

This exemplifies Hillary’s complete commitment to the status quo; a smart, savvy president would have made Iran an ally, romanced them, encouraged them: Iran will be the middle eastern “super-power” and we have blown the greatest opportunity in the history of the middle-east.  If we had maintained our position of “honest broker” we could have had a positive influence.  We long ago squandered that opportunity as we have squandered so many other opportunities in the last 6 years…..why?  Because, we are embarked on an imperialist conquest of the world, by our genuine imperialist president…”The Shrub”. 
Hillary will be (minimum) 4 years of the same failed policies.  It’s all there, for all to see, if only we will see. 
Stepping back from all of this is required; we have created alliances against us, that can truly defeat us (militarily and economically)…the rest of the non-white world.  We (white people) are a minority in this world…hello…
We have some critical choices to make…most of those choices start right here at home…what do you want your future to look like?  The answer is a matter of life and death.

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By thomas billis, October 22, 2007 at 1:05 am Link to this comment
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If they had not invented bullshit Hillary would have nothing to say.She wanted to look tough on terrorism which is why she voted for the War in Iraq in the first place and know to look tough in the general election she votes for the Lieberman Kyle sense of the Senate.These tough people on their way to the Presidency as long it is not their kid nothing should stand in the way of the willingness to sacrifice your kid to acquire power.In labeling the kuds force a terrorist organization she gives the moron something to hang his hat is on.Is it enough to go to war probabley not but when you are dealing with a moron who knows.

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By digdug, October 21, 2007 at 10:13 pm Link to this comment
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If Bush strikes Iran before his term is up, and uses the justification of the Kuds force being designated a “terrorist organization” as cover, then every single Senator that voted for Lieberman/Kyl is to blame.

That includes Hillary Clinton.

As of now, if Bush and the neocons launch any sort of strike against Iran and cites Liebermann/Kyl as justification, Hillary Clinton is directly to blame.

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By vet240, October 21, 2007 at 9:18 pm Link to this comment

This is not just a chink in her Armor.

She has shown that she is still listening to the Military/Industrial complex and doing their bidding.

She is also listening to the long range plans of the big oit companies and to the Israelies.

When are the American people going to tune out of the establishment propaganda and realize our only chance for world peace is to elect Kucinich, Dodd, Richardson Gravell or even a Republican named Ron Paul.

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By P. T., October 21, 2007 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment

Hillary, using the old triangulation theory, is on all sides of yet another issue.

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By Fools on the Hill, October 21, 2007 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment
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Military contractors are real people too!

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