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  •  the dems are just as bad on this stuff,.. (5+ / 0-)

    For the record, Bill Clinton helped with this when he was governor of Arkansas, he was letting the CIA land their "guns for drugs" planes in Mena, Arkansas.   When it got revealed, Clinton squashed the investigation into this...

    Jimmy Carter too, was the one who started the Contras, when it was well known that the former Somoza National Guard folks he was using for this were up to their eyeballs in cocaine trafficking.

    But, of course I agree the Iran Contra folks should be taken down--along with Bill Clinton.

    •  Now I'm glad that I didn't hug him. I met him at (2+ / 0-)
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      an airport where he was shaking hands briskly down a receiving line after a speech, and when he came to me, he stopped and held out his arms for a hug.  
      All I could think of was to hand him a toy soldier a friend of mine, whose son was in Iraq, gave me to pass around town, with the message "Bring me home."  When I got home and told the story, my family said, "Oh, you should have hugged Bill!"  Now, I'm glad I was so preoccupied with the protest.

      Information is the currency of democracy. ~ T.J.

      by CIndyCasella on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 11:50:41 AM PST

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      •  good story (3+ / 0-)
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        also, Clinton passed some terrible "crime bills" that really increased the prison population too--- basically "criminalization of poverty" stuff.

        When the GOP was going after him for the Lewinsky stuff, I wanted him to face charges for his embargo on Iraq that killed over 500,000 babies...  that Lewinsky stuff was bull shit--  even if he was a bad husband, so what?  its nothing compared to his political crimes, as well as the political crimes of folks in the GOP.

    •  With some exceptions, of course. nt (0+ / 0-)
    •  And why Clintons worked WITH Bushes in 2004 to (3+ / 0-)
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      make sure Kerry didn't get into the WH. Terry McAuliffe  at DNC was key to the institutional neglect at the DNC that went on in the four years after 2000s theft.

      Kerry had always wanted the books opened on IranContra and BCCI and it looks to me like Gary Webb was COUNTING on that to happen, too. Kerry in the WH opening the books on CIA drugrunning would have finally vindicated him in a very PUBLIC way.

      Bushes and Clintons couldn't allow that, could they?

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