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October 06, 2007

Bill Clinton Envisions Diplomatic Role

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and former US President Bill Clinton smile as they wait for the arrival of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Bill Clinton envisions diplomatic role Yahoo news LONDON

Former President Clinton has said his wife wants him to lead efforts to rebuild the United States' tarnished reputation abroad — if she is elected to the White House next year.

The former president made the comments in interviews released Friday in Britain where he was fundraising for Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for next year's presidential election.

Clinton was asked what his public role might be if his wife becomes president, in interviews with The Guardian newspaper and British Broadcasting Corp. television.

He joked that his Scottish friends have suggested his title could be "first laddie."

"What Hillary has said is that if she were elected she would ask me, and others — including former Republican presidents — to go out and immediately try to restore America's standing, go out and tell people America was open for business and cooperation again," he was quoted as telling the newspaper.
He said for the first time in his political experience, "ordinary Americans in the heartlands" were concerned about how the world sees the U.S. after years of unilateralism of President Bush's administration on issues such as Iraq, climate change, and nuclear nonproliferation.
"The collective effect of that was to enrage the world at the very moment when we had more world support than we've had in recent memory because of 9/11. It was an unbelievable turnaround," Clinton said.

As an example of how the U.S. can win by working with others, Clinton pointed to the six-nation North Korea arms talks this week, where the country committed to disabling its main nuclear facilities by year-end.

"You can see in the recent success of the North Korean nuclear effort that when America moved from unilateralism to working through, and with, others it works pretty well," he said.

Wild Thing's comment........

Just what we need, Clinton out there straightening things out for us. ( NOT)

He should be in Ft. Leavenworth wearing an orange jumpsuit and so should his wife.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 6, 2007 12:45 AM


Mebbe Miz Clinton's Little Boy Billie could straighten out the things that Jimmah is e'ffin' up.

Jimmah could go back and eff it up again, whereupon MCLBB could straighten it out again...

Posted by: Rick at October 6, 2007 02:27 AM

So impeached Bubba is now our SEXretary of State?
And did ya ever think we'd see two former US Presidents - Carter & Clinton - speak out against our current president in a time of war? I am sick to my stomach...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 6, 2007 03:15 AM

Darth, I think Bubba ( look at his face in the above pic ) is looking forward to traveling to the East to interview some of the "Ladyboys" over there.

Posted by: Steve at October 6, 2007 07:53 AM

"What Hillary has said is that if she were elected she would ask me, and others —

Ask ? Once this Witch becomes Presi... Queen he will be ordered to do her bidding. There will be no asking just orders.

Posted by: Mark at October 6, 2007 09:06 AM

I don't understand where they get this notion that our standing in the world needs to be restored? France just elected a conservative president that wants improved relations with the US. Canada now has a more conservative prime minister. If anything, Bush showed us who our true friends are throughout the world.

Posted by: BobF at October 6, 2007 09:13 AM

This bastard Bill is a smooth charmer. He could just do some selling of America. But as several others have stated, I think most of his time would be spent chasing tail and working deals for himself. He could trade some more US technology for Chinese poontang.

Jimmy Carter is the one I would really worry about. That little shit would not charm anyone, he would just be vilfying America at every opportunity. All the dictators would use this traitorous little dingleberry to attack America and her interests. Carter would blame America for every other country's shortcoming and failure. He would be a perfect partner for all of Hillary's socialist programs. These two Marxists would be our worst nightmare come true.

Posted by: TomR at October 6, 2007 09:33 AM

Bill just wants to be the head of the UN once Hillary hands the U.S. over to their sovereignty. Fat chance, her lock box has his family jewels in it. Hillary will do anything for ultimate power, just ask Vince.

Posted by: Jack at October 6, 2007 02:58 PM

"Hey Bill... your fly is down. I know it is Frenchy because the witch isn't with me...How soon can we go to the Moulin Rouge? How much are the table dances behind the scenes? Is it true that Mark Twain said "The French are governed by prostitutes?" If so... where are they at?"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 7, 2007 12:11 AM

Rick what a maddening circle of craziness that is huh. Your right, that's just what Carter and Clinton would be doing. sheesh

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 12:48 AM

Darth, nope I never did.
I never thought any President would do what Carter and Clinton have done speaking against our country. I will never forgive them and never forget it either.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 12:51 AM

Steve, haha it does look at that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 12:55 AM

Mark, exactly, and she doesn't seem the type to ever ask anyway. hahahha

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 12:56 AM

Bob, see that is how I feel too. These last few years we know now who are countries friends are. And we have a lot of allies with their troops serving with ours. Those are the countries I would want to remember, not those fighting us every step of the way.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 01:00 AM

Tom, they both make so angry it makes me feel sick to my stomach. Carter has done so much damage I have lost cont at all the things he has managed to do. grrrrrr

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 01:03 AM

Jack yes, ole not around anymore Vince Foster. He knows what she is.........whew wow!

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 01:06 AM

Darth, LOL

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 7, 2007 01:06 AM