I believe Bill Clinton is a dishonest man, a habitual lier. He lied to his wife, his family and to America.

Now he has gone further, using his influence to peddle a deal for a wealthy Canadian businessman with a horrible anti-Christian, human rights abusing dictator in return for large contributions to his charitable foundation.

U.S. / Politics
After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton
Published: January 31, 2008

A Canadian financier, Mr. Giustra, who traveled to Kazakhstan with Bill Clinton and won a big mining deal later donated millions to Mr. Clinton’s charitable foundation.

Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Upon landing on the first stop of a three-country philanthropic tour, the two men were whisked off to share a sumptuous midnight banquet with Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, whose 19-year stranglehold on the country has all but quashed political dissent.

Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader’s bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton’s public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton’s wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

Within two days, corporate records show that Mr. Giustra also came up a winner when his company signed preliminary agreements giving it the right to buy into three uranium projects controlled by Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium agency, Kazatomprom.

Just months after the Kazakh pact was finalized, Mr. Clinton’s charitable foundation received its own windfall: a $31.3 million donation from Mr. Giustra that had remained a secret until he acknowledged it last month. The gift, combined with Mr. Giustra’s more recent and public pledge to give the William J. Clinton Foundation an additional $100 million, secured Mr. Giustra a place in Mr. Clinton’s inner circle, an exclusive club of wealthy entrepreneurs in which friendship with the former president has its privileges.

As many of you might know I have been supporting Hillary Clinton because unlike Bill Clinton I do believe she is a person of character as well as intelligence and ability. I think she could be a great President.

However I have decided that I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton because of her husband. Some might say this is not fair, that I am unfairly penalizing her. But consider this.

  1. When Bill Clinton was elected President in 1992 he said that the American public was getting a 2 for 1, both he and Hillary Clinton. Similarly Hillary has said the same thing, saying when you elect her you get Bill.
  2. Bill Clinton has shown that he cannot be trusted and that he uses his influence for selfish gains that are not always in the best interest of the country. Putting someone like that back in the White House is not only unwise, it could be dangerous.

Sorry Hillary but it looks like in the Democratic Primary I will be voting as an independent for Barack Obama and in the general elections I will be voting for John McCain though maybe I will write in the courageous Ron Paul.

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