Friday, December 19, 2003

Stevie Hicks says --

Looks like some things will never change. Scary to think that this woman
wants to be a future Commander and Chief of the Armed Services.

Bagram GI: Troops Waited While Hillary Chowed Down

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton forced U.S. troops stationed at Bagram Air Base
in Afghanistan to wait for their Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday while
and her entourage arrived late, gave an interview to reporters and then
in line and were served first.

A Green Beret (reservist) who witnessed the scene tells NewsMax:

"Thanksgiving Dinner started at 3 p.m. that day, so the line was forming
around 2:30 p.m. She didn't show up until around 3:30 p.m.

"Once she got there," our source maintains, "Clinton decided to talk to
pose for photos for reporters who accompanied her and then she and her
entourage bumped everyone in line, forcing them to wait almost an extra

The brass at Bagram apparently had a hard time rounding up New Yorkers
wanted to have dinner with Clinton (D-NY). Only six GIs responded to an
e-mail sent out last week that stated, "Looking for military members from
New York and Rhode Island interested in meeting their

During the meal, Clinton remarked that "Many American people do not
this war, but I support the troops." One GI, a combat veteran from
Rochester, asked her why she came if that was how she felt, got up and
the table. An aide tried to bring him back but was told to "butt out" by
GI, who did not return.

People magazine and the NY Times were on hand to cover the event and
to interview the troops for reaction to Clinton's visit.

"But they were getting declined left and right," our source said.
were actually telling the reporters, 'You don't want to print what I
about her and her visit.'"

After Clinton and her entourage departed, the only topics GIs wanted to
talk about were "how great the food was and how fantastic they thought
George Bush's visit to Iraq was." The reporters didn't even bother to
their comments down and left shortly thereafter.

Source: NewsMax (an on-line military newsletter in Afghanistan, Kuwait

"We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night
visit violence on those who would harm us."
George Orwell