Hillary's conflict of interest

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Compelled by the Obama transition team to make it public as a condition of his wife's appointment as secretary of state, it becomes clear that the list is a virtual encyclopedia of conflicts of interest for the husband of a senator, to say nothing of the husband of an incoming secretary of state.
    Particularly troubling are the massive donations from Arab governments in the Middle East. How can a secretary of state possibly be impartial in conflicts involving Israel when her husband has gotten tens of millions of dollars from Arabian governments and high-ranking people. Specifically, Clinton got:
    Between $10 million and $25 million from:
    -- The government of Saudi Arabia
    Between $1 million and $5 million from:
    -- Friends of Saudi Arabia
    -- The Dubai Foundation
    -- Saudi businessman Nasser Al-Rashid
    -- Saudi tycoon Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi
    -- Former Lebanon Deputy Prime Minister Issam Fares
    -- The government of Kuwait
    -- The government of Qatar
    -- The government of Oman
    -- The government of Brunei
    -- The Zayed Family, rulers of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates
    He also received between $500,000 and $1 million from Saudi businessman Walid Juffali.
    Pardon us for looking such generous gift horses in the mouth, but it is hard to imagine so many governments, monarchs and businessmen in the Middle East giving money unless it was with some hope of a political return on their investment. Will that return now come with the appointment of Mrs. Clinton as secretary of state?
    After all, the next secretary of state will be called upon to mediate and negotiate conflicts in the Middle East as her first assignment. How can Hillary Clinton undertake to do so impartially when her husband's library and foundation -- over which he has total control -- have been bankrolled by the very nations with whom she must negotiate?....



    http://townhall.com/columnists/Dick..._conflict_of_interest?page=full&comments=true
     
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    How can Hillary Clinton undertake to do so impartially

    Is she supposed to be impartial :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I believe it is important to note that the donations were not to President Clinton personally, but rather to his charitable foundation.
     
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    And to his library.
     
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    Can I have a charitable foundation?
    If I can I will give myself a big salary and bonus.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I think it will be refreshing to have a SOS that actually has a working relationship with other countries to include the middle east. It doesn't mean she will give up the farm. The bully tactic hasn't worked all that well so why don't we try a different foreign policy?
     
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    I can hear Hillary saying, "how you like me now"??

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/23/u...bl&ex=1230267600&en=8eb8850aa382ce95&ei=5087

     
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    And lot's of $$ from Jew hatin' Arab countries.

    LB, if it was a GOPer on the take like this, I'm sure you would sound off much different....
     
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    On the take??? Collecting donations to help AIDS victims in foreign lands is "on the take"? If I seen a GOPer doing good for his fellowman I would roll up my sleeves and do what I can to help. It doesn't even bother me that not all the money makes it to those it was intended. I applaud the effort and the thought.
     
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    Why isn't anyone mentioning the library ? And yes, these Jew hatin' Arab countries are the countries Hillary will be doing the most negotiating with, and I would think they would expect "favors" for their gifts. Wouldn't you ? Oh, let's not leave out China. Their record on human rights is worse than most of the other donors.......


    Way to gloss it over, just like Clinton would.

    And I mention the library, again.
     
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    I believe you are seeing a problem where you wish one to be, not where one actuality is.
     
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    I'm not looking for this problem, it's right in front of my face. I think this would disqualify a republican. So do you.
     
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    Thank you for telling me what I think would disqualify a person, but again you are mistaken.
     
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    That's too bad.
     

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