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Senate panel votes 16-1 for Clinton confirmation

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 today for Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state, the Associated Press reports.

“The 16-1 committee vote paves the way for a full Senate vote after Obama takes office on Jan. 20,” the AP report said. “Clinton is not expected to hit any major roadblocks, with Republicans and Democrats alike praising her acumen on the issues.

“But concerns about her husband’s charitable fundraising overseas remain. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, who was among several Republicans who raised the issue at her confirmation hearing earlier this week, cast the lone opposing vote.”

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 01/15/2009 - 06:28 pm.

    When I heard that one senator on the Foreign Relations Committee had voted against her, I hoped that at least ONE person recognized that she will not be a voice for peace in the Middle East. But, no. He was just afraid of a possible conflict of interest because of foreign contributions to Bill’s foundation.

    Mrs. Clinton and the whole darn committee of otherwise intelligent people still believe, against all the wanton violence evident before their eyes in Gaza and yet more illegal settlements on the West Bank, that Israel is the defenseless victim of Arab violence — instead of the truth that it has been decades since Israel was the victim instead of the aggressor.

    Can anyone seriously believe that those citizens of Gaza can ever arm themselves to the extent where they can Drive Israel Into the Sea or whatever without the kind of military aid Israel receives from us? It is time for America to stop buying into AIPAC propaganda and demand that Israel start obeying international law.

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