Bill Clinton's Midas touch; Hillary Clinton's records: The Swamp
 
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by Mark Silva

The first of former First Lady Hillary Clinton’s records may be released from the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock later this month.

The library was built by the William J. Clinton Foundation, a cause for which the former president already has raised hundreds of millions of dollars with pledges for billions more. The chief executive officer of the foundation, Bruce Lindsey, is reviewing records for release – and says the first lady’s schedules are ready to go.

See the exclusive report in today’s Tribune, by Andrew Zajac, about how the former president has parlayed his value on the speaker’s circuit into big money for his foundation. The foundation made $700,000 on the sale of stocks that Clinton was paid for appearing at a launch-party for one Internet startup that has gone nowhere.

Hillary Clinton’s daily schedules from her days as first lady should be released by the end of March, says the National Archives, asking a judge to still delay the release of thousands of telephone logs for at least a year while they are reviewed.

Clinton's represenative has reviewed about 10,000 pages of the former first lady’s schedules and approved them for release. The Bush White House must also sign off on the release, under an executive order that Bush signed early in office setting up a series of hurdles for the release of previous presidential records. The National Archives predicts action by month’s end.

"We are preparing the materials and we still have to give the White House notification. We'll finish processing the materials for opening and we estimate the opening will be before the end of March," Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper said.


The Archives said in court papers filed Saturday that it needs more time to process 20,000 pages of Clinton's phone logs that also have been sought by Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest group. A year's delay would withhold them from public view until after the Nov. 4 presidential election.

Lindsey, a former White House aide and also chief executive officer of the Clinton Foundation, has been reviewing the records for release. The archives say that Lindsey has recommended the release of some records that the archives had recommended withholding, with Lindsey claiming that some records had been redacted too liberally.

Archivists have been sorting through 80 million pages of documents and 20 million e-mails from Bill Clinton's two terms, but few records have come out of the library in response to Freedom of Information requests since the archives began accepting them in January 2006.

Judicial Watch also has sued the archives to force the release of documents from a health care task force Hillary Clinton chaired as first lady. The Archives has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit or delay the documents' release for at least a year.

The Associated Press contributed the information about the Archives for this report.

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I found the link for the following article about Senator Obama’s foreign policy adviser posted by:

athy
Stevenson Ranch, CA , on the following blog.

This person states:

“Description of book (The Grand Chessboard) written by Z. Brezinski- a policy advisor for Sen. Obama.
Historians claim that it was Zbigniew Brzezinski’s misguided actions (during the 1960’s and ‘70’s in Afghanistan/Soviet Union conflict) that led to the present day military strength buildup of Osama Bin Ladin’s –including others- terrorist groups.
In book (see link below), Brzezinski. wrote that we may soon have to get ourselves into a war with Iran if we want to maintain global primacy.

Why did the politically controversial former advisor to former president Jimmy Carter- Zbigniew Brzezinski -endorse Sen. Obama last summer, for president?

Why did Sen. Obama select Brzezinski to serve as a foreign policy advisor for him?”

I hope you will support Senator Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President.


Sincerely,
Dr. Anne Maziar, Ph.D.

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1977-1981: The Nationalities Working Group Advocates Using Militant Islam Against Soviet Union

In 1977 Zbigniew Brzezinski, as President Carter’s National Security Adviser, forms the Nationalities Working Group (NWG) dedicated to the idea of weakening the Soviet Union by inflaming its ethnic tensions. The Islamic populations are regarded as prime targets. Richard Pipes, the father of Daniel Pipes, takes over the leadership of the NWG in 1981. Pipes predicts that with the right encouragement Soviet Muslims will “explode into genocidal fury” against Moscow. According to Richard Cottam, a former CIA official who advised the Carter administration at the time, after the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1978, Brzezinski favored a “de facto alliance with the forces of Islamic resurgence, and with the Republic of Iran.” (Dreyfuss 2005, pp. 241, 251 - 256)

September 4, 1997: Brzezinski’s ‘The Grand Chessboard’ Advocates Overthrow of Iranian Goverment

Pre-orders of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s new book, “The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives” goes on sale at Amazon.com. In the book Brzezinski details how in order to protect America’s status as the last remaining super power on earth it would be necessary to invade and control key locations in the Middle East, particularly Iran. The book theorizes that America could be attacked by Afghan terrorists which would lead to our invasion of Afghanistan and ultimately control of Iran as a key strategic country to hold in the war for global supremacy. (Brzezinski 1997)

October 1997: Brzezinski Highlights the Importance of Central Asia to Achieving World Domination

Zbigniew Brzezinski.Zbigniew Brzezinski. [Source: USIS, American Embassy]Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski publishes a book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, in which he portrays the Eurasian landmass as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia. He states that for the US to maintain its global primacy, it must prevent any possible adversary from controlling that region. He notes: “The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.” He predicts that because of popular resistance to US military expansionism, his ambitious Central Asian strategy can not be implemented, “except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.” (Brzezinski 1997, pp. 24-25, 210-11) The book also theorizes that the US could be attacked by Afghan terrorists, precipitating a US invasion of Afghanistan, and that the US may eventually seek control of Iran as a key strategic element in the US’s attempt to exert its influence in Central Asia and the Middle East. (Brzezinski 1997)

August 18, 2002: Brzezinski: Bush Foreign Policy ‘Reckless,’ War Not Conducted Because of ‘Personal Peeve’

In a Washington Post op-ed piece, Zbigniew Brzezinski reprimands the Bush administration for its reckless foreign policy, saying that “war is too serious a business and too unpredictable in its dynamic consequences—especially in a highly flammable region—to be undertaken because of a personal peeve, demagogically articulated fears or vague factual assertions.” Brzezinski, the National Security Adviser to President Carter, adds that “[i]f it is to be war, it should be conducted in a manner that legitimizes US global hegemony and, at the same time, contributes to a more responsible system of international security.” He then makes several recommendations for improving US foreign policy, including a summary of “a wrong way for America to initiate a war.” (Brzezinski 8/18/2002)


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You can believe these records will be scrubbed and autoclaved before they ever reach the public. So why bother? I kick myself for ever supporting or even sympathizing with the Clintons during their days of being pin cushioned by the Republicans. Their political technique of negative inspiration is dangerous. Should they reach the White House again we are destined to revive the worst aspects of the 90's.


From today's "Head of State"
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/03/

inside-kitchen-sink.html

"Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Inside The Kitchen Sink

From the NYT:

After struggling for

months to dent Senator Barack Obama’s

candidacy, the campaign of Senator

Hillary Rodham Clinton is now unleashing

what one Clinton aide called a “kitchen

sink” fusillade against Mr. Obama,

pursuing five lines of attack since

Saturday in hopes of stopping his

political momentum.


Let's see what has been tossed inside

the kitchen sink:

-A vicious email smear campaign, falsely

portrays Obama as a Muslim. He has been

a devout Christian for 20 years. The

Clinton camp has the opportunity to

firmly decry such tactics, or to sow the

seeds of doubt. Clinton on 60 minutes:

If he says that he is a Muslim "I'll

take him at his word";

- A picture of Obama dressed in

traditional Somali garb, mysteriously

arises and is splashed across the front

page of the Drudge Report, designed,

like the above, to inflame the most base

and simplistic prejudices. Again, the

Clinton campaign has the opportunity to

refuse to use prejudice and stereotype

to political advantage. Clinton campaign

manager Maggie Williams responds: "If

Barack Obama's campaign wants to suggest

that a photo of him wearing traditional

Somali clothing is divisive, they should

be ashamed";

-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper,

is a Conservative. His Chief of Staff

Ian Brodie leaks supposed minutes of

statements by an Obama aide. The

statement is not by the Obama aide, and

the minutes were not taken by the Obama

aide, they were taken by a Canadian

official. Liberal Canadian parties decry

the attempt by the Conservative Party to

influence the U.S. election. The Clinton

camp accepts this specious account as

valid--and throws it in the kitchen sink

as well;

-The Clinton camp, in Drudge-like

fashion, insinuates dark misdoings

regarding Antoin Rezko--despite the fact

that there has been absolutely no

allegations of wrongdoing by

Obama--hoping perhaps that the mere

association will stick--and despite the

questions that have been raised about

Clinton fundraising during the years of

her own "experience";

-The Clinton campaign rolls out the

hackneyed "red phone" advertisement,

dating to Walter Mondale's 1984

campaign, to suggest that she, unlike

Obama, has greater experience for such

"3 A.M. moments". When asked to name one

such crisis situation that she has

actually had to deal with, she is unable

to name one.

-Mark Penn, the Clinton campaign's chief

strategist, in the weekend panic, emails

the L.A. Times to state that he had "'no

direct authority in the campaign,'

describing himself as merely 'an outside

message advisor with no campaign staff

reporting to me.'"

This sink is filled with the type of

fear-based politics that we have come to

know so well over these past 8 years. It

is fundamentally defensive, and is

all-too-willing to use the familiar

tools of dishonesty and distortion in

pursuit of victory. It indicates how a

Clinton Administration would respond to

adversity--with a tactical fusillade of

presentations, followed by distortion

and attack.

It's time to clean the dishes. Don't

allow yourself to be misled by

misrepresentation, insinuation and

division. Leave this kind of politics

behind."

Cite:
Head of State:
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/03/

inside-kitchen-sink.html


So the release of the records will come, if at all, AFTER the primaries. And the records of Hillary's health care task force won't be released until after the general election.

What a surprise.

The Trib sued to make public Jack Ryan's sealed divorce records. Why aren't they suing to force the release of the Clinton records?

The Trib reporters are tigers when investigating Republicans, and poodles when investigating Democrats.


ATTENTION: OBAMA FINANCIAL BACKER REZKO TRIAL STARTS TODAY

MUST READ BEFORE YOU CAST THAT IMPORTANT VOTE!!! NOT ONLY DID HE GO BEHIND VOTERS BACKS AND MEET WITH CANADA AND PUBLICALLY LIED ABOUT IT!

SEE OBAMAS CONNECTION WITH SADDAM HUSSEN AND REZKO!
Land deal 'mistake' piles the pressure on Obama Mr Auchi, leading supplier of arms to Saddam's regime and convicted for corruption in France, the British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions and millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fund just weeks before an imprudent land deal investigation. In addition money transfer from Nadhmi Auchi, Obama used to buy his Georgian mansion in Chicago. Mr. Auchi says the loan, through the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million!!!. Mr. Auchi's money was made doing business with the regime of Saddam Hussein, Mr. Auchi was a leading supplier of arms to Saddam's regime. A former Belgian ambassador to Luxembourg charged that a bank in Luxembourg owned principally by Mr. Auchi laundered funds -- including oil for food money -- for Saddam and other Islamic dictators. Auchi helped French and Italian firms win a huge oil pipeline contract in Iraq, chiefly by paying off Iraqi officials, according to testimony given by an Italian banker to prosecutors in Milan. In 2003, he was convicted for his role in what was then the largest scandal in French history, involving payoffs from executives of the oil company now known as Total to political figures in Spain, Germany and Africa.. The connection between Mr. Auchi and Sen. Obama is cause for great concern in the U.S. The national news media have been remarkably incurious about Sen. Obama's relationship with Mr. Rezko, and his with Mr. Auchi. The Obamas bought the house for $1.65 million -- $300,000 below the asking price -- perhaps because Mr. Rezko's wife purchased from the owner an adjacent garden plot for $625,000. (The sellers deny they offered the Obamas a discount.) The Times of London wondered where Mrs. Rezko got the money to buy the garden plot. At the time, she had a salary of $37,000 and assets of only $35,000, the Times learned. Her husband told a court that at the time he had "no income, negative cash flow, no liquid assets," the Times said. Auchi participated in more than just Rezko's pizza and property ventures, however; he also contributed to Barack Obama's campaign by donating to a 2005 fundraiser through a company of which is wife is a Director. I quote the relevant paragraph from a London Times exclusive: Times has, however, discovered state documents in Illinois recording that the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA lent money to Mr Obama's fundraiser. Fintrade's directors include Ibtisam Auchi, the name of Mr Auchi's wife. Mr Auchi's spokesman declined to respond to a question about whether he was linked to this business. The donation is significant, obama is the Ill politican mentioned in the following ABC News report on the FBI affidavit filed in US Attorney Fitzgerald's case against Rezko before Obama's political godfather was arrested on Monday: According to an FBI affidavit filed in the case, Rezko sought to get a visa for Auchi to visit the United States by contacting "the same Illinois government official (Obama).


"KARL ROVE SPEAKS"

OH BABY WE GONNA GET THEM EMAILS. OH BABY WE GONNA GET THEM PHONE RECORDS. OH BABY WE GONNA GET THEM ARCHIVE RECORDS.

OH BABY, WE ARE GOING TO EXPOSE YOUR FIRST LADYSHIP. OH BABY, WE ARE GOING TO EXPOSE YOUR MOST INTIMATE PHONE CALLS.

OH BABY, NO IMMUNITY, PROTECTION FROM LIABILITY.
OH BABY, WE WILL SHOW AMERICA THAT WE CAN'T FIND 457 DAYS WORTH OF EMAILS, PHONE CALLS, PRESIDENTIAL ARCHIVES, BLACKBERRYS, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT CAN LOCK US UP AS THE CONSTITUTIONAL CIRCUMVENTORS THAT WE ARE.

OH BABY, DICK AND I WILL SHOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHY WE SHOULD BE GOING TO JAIL AS SOON AS FORMER FIRST LADY CLINTON'S EAVESDROPPED PHONE CALLS, WIRETAPPED PHONE CALLS, DATAMINED DAILY MOVEMENTS ARE EXPOSED BECAUSE WE HAVE THEM.

MAYBE NOT OURS BUT WE DEFINITELY HAVE "THAT WOMANS"!


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