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#1 Obama Tried To Stall Gis' Iraq Withdrawal
09-15-2008, 05:01 PM
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OBAMA TRIED TO STALL GIS' IRAQ WITHDRAWAL
WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. "He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.
Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion." "However, as an Iraqi, I prefer to have a security agreement that regulates the activities of foreign troops, rather than keeping the matter open." Zebari says.
Though Obama claims the US presence is "illegal," he suddenly remembered that Americans troops were in Iraq within the legal framework of a UN mandate. His advice was that, rather than reach an accord with the "weakened Bush administration," Iraq should seek an extension of the UN mandate. While in Iraq, Obama also tried to persuade the US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, to suggest a "realistic withdrawal date." They declined.
Obama has made many contradictory statements with regard to Iraq. His latest position is that US combat troops should be out by 2010. Yet his effort to delay an agreement would make that withdrawal deadline impossible to meet. Supposing he wins, Obama's administration wouldn't be fully operational before February - and naming a new ambassador to Baghdad and forming a new negotiation team might take longer still.
By then, Iraq will be in the throes of its own campaign season. Judging by the past two elections, forming a new coalition government may then take three months. So the Iraqi negotiating team might not be in place until next June.
The following is in today’s New York Post. The bottom line is that Barack Obama allegedly attempted to undermine official U.S. policy in Iraq, an action that could have endangered thousands of lives as well as regional peace and security, for his own political benefit. We encourage our readers to circulate this story as widely as possible, because it alone should mean the end of Obama’s candidacy.
09-15-2008, 05:04 PM
The Logan Act is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three yearsThis is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
EyelidsGuest09-15-2008, 05:16 PM
Go get him LibraryLady! This has legs!
09-15-2008, 05:17 PM
Hey, the liar said he wanted the troops out yesterday - oh never mind.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
EyelidsGuest09-15-2008, 05:24 PM
TEAR HIM APART LIBRABYLADY
Gosh, what are you waiting for?! This combined with the Whitey Tape will surely be the end of Barack Obama!
09-15-2008, 05:27 PM
Have you called Bob Beckel yet??This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
09-15-2008, 05:30 PMI feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
EyelidsGuest09-15-2008, 05:33 PM
The Whitey Tape falls into the same category as illegitimate black babies and 9/11 conspiracy theories. Only the total loons on either side dare to believe them.
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