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Agree with Bill Clinton?

I would even take him back as President if it would get Obama out of office.

[The] secretary's husband, former president Bill Clinton, came out strongly Thursday night for the controversial military measure to help the Libyan rebels in their struggle to topple Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

"We have the planes to make an appropriate contribution to this," the 42nd president told an influential dinner crowd attending Newsweek & The Daily Beast's Women in the World summit at Manhattan's Millennium Hotel. "I wouldn't do it if they hadn't asked," Clinton said, referring to anti-Gaddafi rebel leaders who have publicly and repeatedly requested the no-fly zone to stop bombardment from Gaddafi's air force. "We should do it."

Former PresidentBill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are "ridiculous" at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-11/bill-clinton-on-libya-peter-king-and-more/%27

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited.
But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism of delays in permitting offshore since last year's Gulf of Mexico spill.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51150.html




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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 10:02 AM on Mar. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I agree with him, but I wouldn't want him to be President again--even if he could. :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:21 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Not even a trade off for Obama?
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 10:25 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I agree with him on this. I just have to wonder what PBO thinks he will get out of all of this. King Obama......no, he wouldn't go there.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:35 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I would take him over Obama, and hire him an in White House escort service if it meant no more Obama.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:55 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • No I don't. In order to establish a no fly zone, Libyian air defences would have to taken out...their planes, anit-aircraft guns, etc. It's not a thing where you just go in and say, "Hey you can't fly your stuff in this area". It's a Military action that can easily end up being long and costly, to say nothing of the fact, it would have to be patrolled to stay in effect which means a long-term committment. Establishing a no fly zone could easily and likely would put us in a state of war with Libya. So with our troops in Afganistan and Irag, the economy in the toilet, we can afford to be involved in another war? Really?
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 11:07 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Even though I wasn't fond of Clinton as president, I never thought that he despised America. That alone gives him points in my book over our current White House resident.

    I don't know if I agree with him or not. Part of me doesn't want to get us involved in yet another country's problems, but another part sees the benefit in giving the aid.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 11:14 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Even though I wasn't fond of Clinton as president, I never thought that he despised America. That alone gives him points in my book over our current White House resident.

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    Oh, alright....I'd let Clinton take over for the remainder of Obama's SINGLE term, since you put it that way! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:18 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • LOL@Lori, I'd take Clinton back anyday over what we have now!
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 12:28 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I have mixed feelings. I wasn't too happy with him as president BUT he is a million times better than what we have now. No contest there whatsoever!
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 5:46 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

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