Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Hillary Clinton Invites Drug Trafficker Jorge Cabrera to Dinner

There's been a lot of talk about photos of Jack Abramoff and George Bush, but Hillary Clinton has her own photo problems. For example, there's the photo of Bill and her standing next to illegal fundraiser Johnny Chung signed by HRC, "To Johnny Chung with best wishes and appreciation." Chung reportedly funneled several hundred thousand dollas from Chinese military intelligence to Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign. As Chung put it once, "I see the White House is like a subway -- you have to put in coins to open the gates." He was talking about the $50,000 he gave Hillary Clinton's top aide while seeking VIP treatment at the White House.

These historic photos first surfaced briefly during President Clinton's last reelection campaign. Just as quickly they vanished into the ether. In return for a $20,000 donation to the Democratic National Committee (part of which came from cocaine smuggled to the United States from Columbia according to Republican investigators), drug trafficker Jorge Cabrera was invited to dinner with Vice President Gore. A little over a week later, he was invited to a Christmas reception and met and posed with First Lady Hillary Clinton. According to the New York Times, April 4, 1997, at the time these photos were taken, Cabrera had two felony drug convictions. Since that time, he was arrested for smuggling 3 tons of cocaine into Florida. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

The Justice Department initially refused to release the photos to Republican investigators who were probing campaign financing. After the DOJ was finally forced to release them, the Gore and Hillary camps denied any knowledge that Cabrera was involved with drug trafficking. Of course they are right. They never would have posed with him if they knew he was dealing drugs. That's not the point. The point is they never bothered to find out where the money was coming from. They don't care whether it's coming from drugs, or Chinese agents of influence, or pilfered organs for that matter. This is not far akin from the CIA claiming none of its agents were dealing drugs in South Central Los Angeles. Of course they weren't. All the CIA did was look the other way and let the Contras do the dirty work for them (while, of course, CIA big wigs made a killing off the proceeds). Gore and Hillary adopted a don't ask, don't tell policy: hold your noise, don't ask any questions, and let the dough roll in. That the money is blood money, sucked from the life of god knows how many tragic victims of the drug epidemic, never troubled the minds of Messr. Gore or Madam Clinton.

These photos are symbolic of an elite that has nothing but contempt for the American people, whose arrogance knows no bounds, and that has every intention of abusing their hapless victims to the maximum degree possible.

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