Tarry for the Nonce

March 6, 2006

She Hadn’t Heard About Whitewater, You Know

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 2:17 pm

[F]ormer President Bill Clinton’s ties to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates should not have come as a surprise to his New York senator wife.

Mrs Clinton’s own senatorial financial disclosure forms reveal that her husband earned $450,000 giving speeches in Dubai in 2002.

Officials from the UAE also donated between $500,000 and $1m to fund Mr Clinton’s presidential library in Arkansas . . .

Mrs Clinton’s tough stance that the deal represented an “unacceptable risk” to national security has caused UAE officials some consternation . . .

[S]he has used the deal which polls show is disliked by most Americans and the anti-Arab sentiment it sparked to attack the Bush administration on national security . . .

Meanwhile, the UAE has sought to quell the backlash against the takeover by hiring some Clinton officials – and Republicans – to lobby on Dubai’s behalf.

I have a feeling that Mrs. Clinton has dumped that UAE gravy train.

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