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President Clinton in NY hospital

President Bill Clinton had some short intermittent chest pain. He was admitted to the hospital and underwent several stents.

From WaPo:

Former president Bill Clinton was hospitalized Thursday in New York, where doctors inserted two stents into a clogged coronary artery after he complained of chest pains. The one-hour procedure went smoothly, according to his cardiologist, and Clinton could be released as soon as Friday.

Clinton, 63, was recovering at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s campus at Columbia University, the same hospital where he underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2004. The former president had recurring episodes of chest pain over the past several days, a Clinton aide said, and he could have suffered a heart attack if the condition had gone untreated.

Clinton’s cardiologist, Alan Schwartz, said the former president would recover fully and resume his “very active lifestyle.” Within two hours of the operation, Clinton was walking around his hospital room, and Schwartz said he could return Monday to his work leading the humanitarian response to the Haiti earthquake. (more…)

By |2010-02-12T01:23:29-04:00February 12th, 2010|Countdown, Healthcare|Comments Off on President Clinton in NY hospital

Remembering General Odom

I didn’t know Lt. General William Odom. All that I know is that he was a warrior who fought against this war in Iraq. I have 3 references to him on my blog (here, here and here). The last reference was his testimony in front of the Senate a couple of months ago. I admire anyone who will stand up to this administration.

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From the Center for American Progress:

Lt. Gen. William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency under President Reagan, passed away on Friday in Lincoln, Vermont. A West Point graduate, Gen. Odom served for 34 years until retiring in 1988. Specializing in Russian and Soviet affairs, Gen. Odom earned a Ph.D from Columbia University in 1970 and taught at West Point before becoming National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski’s military assistant in 1977. In 1985, Odom took over the National Security Agency and led it until his retirement. Following retirement, he taught at Yale University and authored seven books.

In recent years, Gen. Odom was a fierce critic of the war in Iraq and our policy toward Iran. He directly confronted the most pernicious arguments for keeping U.S. troops in Iraq, pointing out that they often contradicted themselves and President Bush’s stated war aims. As Gen. Odom put it in a February 2007 article, “the president’s policy is based on illusions, not realities. There never has been any right way to invade and transform Iraq.” Gen. Odom’s clear-eyed assessment of the war in Iraq led him to the conclusion that a timely phased withdrawal was the only way to salvage American interests and credibility in the Middle East and the world.

Some of his more trenchant thoughts can be found in an article co-authored with Brzezinski three days before his untimely death. Gen. Odom made it clear that the current heavy-handed sticks-and-carrots policy toward Iran being pursued by the Bush administration will almost certainly result in an Iranian nuclear weapon. This policy, he noted, “may work with donkeys but not with serious countries.” Gen. Odom’s perspicacity and directness will be missed in the debate over Iraq, Iran, and the future of American foreign policy. (more…)

By |2008-06-05T07:32:14-04:00June 5th, 2008|Iraq, Military|Comments Off on Remembering General Odom

The Errington Thompson Show 3-1-08

Great show.  I review several of the lies or untruths that have been circulating about Barack Obama.  Then I talk with Scott Horton who writes for Harper’s Magazine’s No Comment blog and guest lectures at Columbia University.  He is a human rights lawyer.  Scott has been writing about the Don Siegelman story for quite a while.    Enjoy.

By |2012-05-08T11:48:42-04:00March 1st, 2008|Legal, Podcasts|2 Comments
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