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Ex-President Bush says attacks on McCain "unfair
Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:50pm EST | By Jason Szep

Posted on 02/18/2008 2:10:35 PM PST by OPS4

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush urged disgruntled conservatives on Monday to rally around John McCain, calling their criticism of the Republican presidential front-runner "grossly unfair."

The father of President George W. Bush said he was annoyed by attacks within the conservative wing of the Republican Party against the Arizona senator, the all-but-certain Republican nominee to face Democrats in November election.

Many conservatives distrust McCain because of his moderate views on illegal immigration and campaign finance reform and for having originally voted against President Bush's tax cuts. Persuading them all to vote for McCain in November will be a central challenge.

"His character was forged in the crucible of war. His commitment to America is beyond any doubt," the 41st U.S. president, flanked by his wife Barbara, told a joint news conference with McCain in a Houston airport hanger.

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To: Las Vegas Ron

Bull, sell it to someone else he has done his job and stabbed no one but demorats. McCain has tried to reach out and do the job, that is why his Arizona citizens have backed him and its time we all do!

Hillary Marxist Clinton and Islamo Obama are not a choice for Conservatives or Moderates of a Free Republic, under any circumstance!

101 posted on 02/18/2008 4:49:25 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You missed my point! Get with the program!

Rear Admiral John W. Adams, USN (Ret.)

Major General Albert B. Akers, USA (Ret.)

Major General John Blatsos, USA (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Harry Blot, USMC (Ret.)

Major General John L. Borling, USAF (Ret.), POW

Vice Admiral Mike Bowman, III, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Roger Box, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Bruce Bremner, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Thomas Brown, III, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Tom Bruner, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Lyle Bull, USN (Ret.)

Major General George Cates, USMC (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Jack Christiansen, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Edward Clexton, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF (Ret.), Former Chief of the National Guard Bureau

Lieutenant General Matthew T. “Terry” Cooper, USMC (Ret.)

Brigadier General Robert Dastin, USAF (Ret.)

General James B. Davis, USAF (Ret.), Classmate of Senator McCain’s at the U.S. Naval Academy, Former Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe (NATO)

Vice Admiral Walter J. Davis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Major General Hollis Davison, USMC (Ret.)

Colonel George “Bud” Day, USAF (Ret.), POW, Medal of Honor

Rear Admiral Jerry Denton, USN (Ret.), POW, Former U.S. Senator

Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Russ Eggers, USAF (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Paul Engel, USN (Ret.)

Major General Bill Eshelman, USMC (Ret.)

Major General Merrill Evans, USA (Ret.)

Admiral S. Robert Foley, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

Rear Admiral Skip Furlong, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Barton Gilbert, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Andrew Giordano, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Russell W. Gorman, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Ronald J. Hays, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPAC and CINCUSNAVEUR

Rear Admiral Robert P. Hickey, USN (Ret.)

Major General Don Hilbert, USA (Ret.)

Major General Kent Hillhouse, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral A. Byron Holderby, USN (Ret.)

Admiral James L. Holloway, USN (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Operations

Lieutenant General Jefferson D. Howell, USMC (Ret.)

Major General Evan Hultman, USA (Ret.)

Major General Charles Ingram, USA (Ret.)

Admiral Bobby Inman, USN (Ret.), Former Director, NSA

Major General Harry Jenkins, USMC (Ret.)

Admiral Jerome Johnson, USN (Ret.), Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Rear Admiral J. Michael “Carlos” Johnson, USN (Ret.)

General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.), Former Commandant, USMC

Admiral Robert J. “Barney” Kelly, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

Admiral Frank Kelso, USN (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Operations

Major General Phillip G. Killey, USAF (Ret.)

Admiral George “Gus” Kinnear, USN (Ret.), Former COMAIRLANT

Admiral Charles R. “Chuck” Larson, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPAC

Vice Admiral Tony Less, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Frederick L. Lewis, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Joseph Lopez, USN (Ret.), Former CINCUSNAVEUR

Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN (Ret.)

Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

Vice Admiral Michael D. Malone, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Daniel P. March, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN (Ret.), POW

Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral William “Scot” McCauley, USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Denny McGinn, USN (Ret.)

Major General Ed Mechanbier, USAFR (Ret.), POW

Rear Admiral George Meinig, USN (Ret.)

Major General Robert L. Menist, USA (Ret.)

Admiral Paul David Miller, USN (Ret.), Former CINCLANT

Vice Admiral Joseph Mobley, USN (Ret.), POW

Rear Admiral Patrick D. Moneymaker, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Benjamin Montoya, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Douglas Moore, Jr., USN (Ret.)

General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Former Commandant, USMC

Rear Admiral Jack Natter, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Warren “Bud” Nelson, USAF (Ret.)

Brigadier General Eddie Newman, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert S. “Rupe” Owens, USN (Ret.)

Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF (Ret.)

Major General John Peppers, USA (Ret.)

Brigadier General Maurice Phillips, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral David Polatty, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Jon A. Reynolds, USAF (Ret.), POW

Vice Admiral David B. Robinson, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Wayne Rosenthal, USAF (Ret.)

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan, USN (Ret.)

Major General Michael D. Ryan, USMC (Ret.)

Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAF (Ret.)

Vice Admiral James E. Service, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Edward D. “Ted” Sheafer, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Robert F. “Dutch” Shultz, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN (Ret.), POW

Admiral Leighton “Snuffy” Smith, Jr., USN (Ret.), Former CINCUSNAVEUR, CINCSOUTH, Commander IFOR

Lieutenant General Norman Smith, USMC (Ret.)

Major General Stanhope S. Spears, USA, Adjutant General of South Carolina

Lieutenant General Hank Stackpole, USMC (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Howie Thorsen, USN (Ret.)

Colonel Leo Thorsness, USAF (Ret.), POW, Medal of Honor

Rear Admiral Ernest E. Tissot, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USN (Ret.)

Major General Alfred A. Valenzuela, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Lloyd “Joe” Vasey, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General W.L. “Bill” Wallace, USA (Ret.)

Major General Gary Wattnern, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Hugh Webster, USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General James A. Williams, USA (Ret.), Former Director, DIA

Brigadier General Mitchell M. Willoughby, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Dennis Wisely, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

102 posted on 02/18/2008 4:54:27 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4

Fromer National Security Officials For McCain!

Former National Security Officials
Richard V. Allen, National Security Advisor to President Reagan
Tom Kean, 9/11 Commission Chairman, New Jersey
Robert C. “Bud” McFarlane, Former National Security Advisor, Washington, DC
R. James Woolsey Jr., Former CIA Director
Robert Inman, Former National Security Advisor and Deputy Director of the CIA

103 posted on 02/18/2008 4:56:15 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron


Former Secretaries of State
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Former Secretary of State
Alexander M. Haig, Former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, New York

104 posted on 02/18/2008 4:57:29 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron


Former Secretaries of State
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Former Secretary of State
Alexander M. Haig, Former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, New York

105 posted on 02/18/2008 4:57:30 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4
Yeah sure, they also tried to recall him, Again no substance in your arguments, just fluff. You go sell it to someone else.

Buh Bye

106 posted on 02/18/2008 4:57:59 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Fluf my arse, When the brass and the officials on our side put on the push, its time realize the USA, is ready for McCain!

107 posted on 02/18/2008 4:59:51 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

good riddance

108 posted on 02/18/2008 5:04:45 PM PST by zipper ( Suicide voting is the quickest way to send the whole country to Hell.)
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To: OPS4
With “Commies” like this:

Re:Soros a McCain donor? 2008/02/15 03:45

Reform Institute (The elect McCain 2008, exploit McCain Feingold, trash the Constitution, home of Dr. Juan and Mexico)

Donations above $50,000

Mr. William Bloomfield
Carnegie Corporation of New York
CSC Holdings, Inc.
The Educational Foundation of America
The JEHT Foundation
Mr. Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. Revocable Trust
McMullen Family Foundation
OSI Constitution & Legal Policy Program
Proteus Fund
Mr. Charles H. Spaulding
Stuart Family Foundation
Tides Foundation
American International Group Inc

Open Society Institute (OSI)
Teresa Heinz Kerry

109 posted on 02/18/2008 5:14:10 PM PST by ridge
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To: ridge

This jerks donate to all candidates through the back door, just like rupert mr. fox news donates to Hillary, Soros donated to Ron Paul, Hillary Obama, and any body else who one of his fronts could in with.

Big Deal! This is what I worry about!
Exposing Hillary’s Illegalities In Los Angeles Court To Begin Feb. 21!
The first law suit in American history to bring a President and a Senator to court for defrauding the Senator’s largest campaign donor and his public company will be set for trial and discovery at the Case Management Conference before Judge Munoz. Discovery and depositions of key witnesses, including the Clinton family, Al Gore, Ed Rendell, Terry McAuliffe, Harold Ickes, Howard Wolfson, Kelly Craighead, Barbara Streisand, Brad Pitt, Larry King, Mike Wallace among an array of political and entertainment leaders, will present an inside look at a culture of corruption that will shock the public.

110 posted on 02/18/2008 5:18:02 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4

111 posted on 02/18/2008 5:18:30 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4

nice to see on globalist endorsing another.

112 posted on 02/18/2008 5:21:24 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: ridge

Lest we forget this tidbit from Newsmax
Clintonoid Terrorist Connection

Alamoudi’s name will ring a bell with some NewsMax readers. In 2000, we identified him as a “friend and sometime adviser on Islamic affairs to Hillary Rodham Clinton,” and reported that he had stood before a crowd in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House “and passionately declared his support for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbolah.”

NewsMax also quoted Alamoudi, a Clinton administration appointee, as a “goodwill ambassador” to Muslim countries. We cited his comment to a pro-Palestinian organization in Chicago in 1997, years before 9/11: “I think if we are outside this country, we can say oh, Allah, destroy America, but once we are here, our mission in this country is to change it. There is no way for Muslims to be violent in America, no way. We have other means to do it [destroy America].”

Some outraged parents, particularly in California, believe one of the “other means” Alamoudi might have had in mind was indoctrinating American children in school, an issue back on the front burner with this week’s decision by U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton.

113 posted on 02/18/2008 5:22:27 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4
John McCain 2008


114 posted on 02/18/2008 5:24:20 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: zipper

That’s the way to argue - telling me to stuff it. LOL I clearly see that this is no longer a conservative board -it’s full of emotional liberals. Please just argue the facts.

1) I never said he wasn’t tortured or anything about his military service. Military service has nothing to do with my point. Neither does emotion ...

2) Every conservative knows McCain’s liberal and yes socialist record (which is the first step to Communism in the dictionary) Why do you think the Media loves him? Just like Obama, McCain is a “good” guy - but I don’t want either as President they are pretty much the same - McCain was never Pro-life (note his comments in 1999-everyone knows what they are- just like GHW wasn’t Pro-life). McCain is not Fiscally conservative, McCain is not Socially Conservative, Pro-Amnesty etc. etc. the LIST GOES on and ON and On and on and on and on. GO Look at his record.

3) and Finally THE RNC needs to get this into their heads CONSERVATIVES (which make up a lot of the REPUBLCIAN Party) are NOT BUY what the STUPID RNC is selling (McCAIN) any more. WE HAVE principles unlike the RNC. So if you think it’s “grown-up” to vote for McInsane - do so that’s your right - but you know what? Adults don’t KEEP doing the same thing over and over again (like shooting themselves in the head)

And I DARE SAY THIS b/c I’m sick to death of my COUNTRY being sold to China and Mexico and that the leaders of the RNC are now just the DNC lite - which yes means RNC= Communist LITE. Voting for McCain is just ADVANCE Rationalization and the ultimate compromise.

115 posted on 02/18/2008 5:26:21 PM PST by BrigidZ
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To: WoofDog123

Oh, and this Prince of a President will be back in the whitehouse if Hildabeast gets in.
Clinton Disbarment One of Many Presidential Firsts

Back to the Clinton Criminal Page

The presidency of William Jefferson Clinton will be remembered for many things, not the least of which is a string of White House firsts unequaled by any of his predecessors.

With the lawsuit filed by the Arkansas’ lawyer-discipline committee on Friday, Clinton could be on the fast track to make history as the first U.S. president to be disbarred while in office. The committee has a near 100 percent record of winning its disbarment cases.

But disbarment would merely be the latest in a long list of White House precedents. Clinton’s remarkable record will also show that he is:

The first elected president in U.S. history to be impeached-Dec. 19, 1998.

The first president to found guilty of a crime while still in office. (Leaking the private correspondence of Kathleen Willey in violation of the Privacy Act).

The first U.S. president to be publicly accused of forcible rape-by Juanita Broaddrick. Feb. 24, 1999.

The first U.S. president to approve the sale of sophisticated weapons technology to a hostile power while its emissaries contributed to his campaign.

The first president to be accused by multiple witnesses, including one under oath before a federal grand jury, of using cocaine while he was the chief law enforcement officer of his state.

The first U.S. president to be accused of sexual assault on White House property-by Kathleen Willey, March 15, 1998.

The first U.S. president to order a paramilitary operation where a network television camera crew was punched, kicked, and forced to the ground at gunpoint to prevent them from broadcasting live video coverage. (Elian Gonzalez’s abduction-April 22, 2000.

The first sitting president to be the subject of a sexual harassment suit-filed by Paula Jones. May 8, 1994.

The first U.S. president to order an armored assault on a church, resulting in the deaths of 55 members of the congregation along with 25 of their children. (Waco-April 19, 1993)

The first U.S. presidential candidate to accept financial support from a KGB spy. (Aldrich Ames-$7,000, 1991, 92)

The first sitting U.S. president to be named in a federal criminal referral as a possible witness to and beneficiary of fraudulent financial activity. (Whitewater)

The first president to consult with Congress about combat troop deployment while simultaneously receiving oral sex-according to Monica Lewinsky and Rep. Sonny Callahan. (Starr Report-Sept. 1998)

The first U.S. president to have two senior administration officials die violently under mysterious circumstances while they were being pressed for testimony on assorted White House scandals. (Vince Foster, Ron Brown)

The first U.S. president to have a major cooperating federal witness against him die in prison while waiting to give prosecutors the testimony they later admitted would have led to first family indictments. (James McDougal)

The first U.S. president to launch unprovoked missile attacks on two sovereign nations. (Sudan, Afghanistan-Aug. 20, 1998)

With more than six months of the Clinton administration left, other equally impressive presidential firsts cannot be far off.

This article was published on Saturday July 1, 2000 at 4:15 PM EDT. It was written by Carl Limbacher and the Staff and is © copyrighted by

116 posted on 02/18/2008 5:26:30 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4

117 posted on 02/18/2008 5:26:57 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4

It is kinda hard to support McCain-Keating and whine about “illegalities”. All the junk in McCain’s closet, some could reasonablly conclude that McCain is puppet for the popular media and punditry and the George Soros of the world.

118 posted on 02/18/2008 5:26:59 PM PST by ridge
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To: ridge

China Intel
News articles on the weakening of America, and selling military technology to China

119 posted on 02/18/2008 5:29:39 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: ridge

Jan 25, 1998 For the first time, under a contractual agreement between the U.S. NASA and the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), on January 22, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the U.S. space shuttle Endeavor carried Chinese experimental materials into space, reports Beijing Renmin Ribao. The Chinese experiment was carried in addition to 4,400 pounds of resupply equipment and water for the Russian Mir space station, as well as U.S. astronaut Andrew Thomas. The Chinese project called G-432, included five materials tests in space, including alloy deep cooling with minimal gravity, semiconductor treatment, monocrystal growth, crystal moisturization in extended space, and heat parameter determination.

Feb 9, 1998 Reports that China will acquire sophisticated U.S.-built advanced air combat mock instruments (Acmi) has caused the Taiwanese to express alarm that they would lose air superiority over the Taiwan Straits, reports the Hong Kong Standard and United Daily News in Taipei. The Acmi, which uses a remote computer to process data received during mock training battles, would enhance the quality of China’s air force training program by “leaps and bounds,” the Standard report states.

Feb 12, 1998 Citing speeches by Hillary Clinton, Chinese communist officials were urged to learn Western propaganda skills to “engage in a public opinion struggle with our political adversaries,” wrote Yu Quanyu in the Beijing Ideological and Political Work Studies journal, cited in the Far Eastern Economic Review. Yu, a senior Chinese propagandist, is director of the press and media institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He highlighted Mrs. Clinton’s speeches at the 1995 International Women’s Forum in Beijing, which lasted “15 minutes each time, winning seven or eight rounds of applause.” Yu described Mrs. Clinton’s speeches as, “short, with little or no substance... aimed at merely winning applause and votes.”

120 posted on 02/18/2008 5:30:34 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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