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Obama Confirms Effort To Delay Troop Pullout In Iraq (Obama Acted Illegally?
American Power Blog ^ | 9/16/2008 | Donald Douglas

Posted on 09/16/2008 3:02:08 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Barack Obama's statement denying secret negotiations with the Iraqi government on the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in fact confirms Amir Taheri's allegations that the Illinois Senator made an end run around U.S. officials on the disposition of American forces.

Obama's own statements reveal he indeed appealed to the Iraqi government for a delay in the withdrawal plans.

In the New York Post, conservative Iranian-born columnist Amir Taheri quoted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying the Democrat made the demand when he visited Baghdad in July, while publicly demanding an early withdrawal.

... Obama's national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said Taheri's article bore "as much resemblance to the truth as a McCain campign commercial."

... Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of U.S. forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office, she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanpowerblog.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2008; amirtaheri; barackobama; corruption; election; electionpresident; elections; foreignpolicy; geopolitics; hoshyarzebari; iraq; morigi; obama; obamabiden; obamatruthfile; wendymorigi
So, Obama's national security spokeswoman says one thing, and then undermines what she previously said - confirming that Obama worked secretly to delay troop pullout in Iraq.

She - and other Obama surrogates - are trying to shift the focus away from what Obama said to smearing Amir Taheri and John McCain.

Force this back on them. Draw The Iraqi Foreign Minister back into this. The Iraqi Foreign Minister needs to be asked again what Obama said to him. Then, Obama can be seen as potentially violating the Logan Act. Then an investigation can be begun on whether Obama acted illegally.

Dems started an investigation on Palin. Why not an investigation on Obama?

1 posted on 09/16/2008 3:02:11 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: All

So, Obama’s national security spokeswoman confims that Obama had secret negotiations.

She, in the end - and in her own words - made herself and Obama out to be liars.

Secret Negotiations Gate?


2 posted on 09/16/2008 3:04:24 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
There has to be a way to bombard Foxnews with emails - come on -

Even bombard CNN and MSNBC - even if these two do nothing...

But at least this needs to be bombarded to foxnews...eventually they won't be able to bury this...

Also, for the last 2 days i haven’t heard anything from Howie Carr about this????? WhY....

3 posted on 09/16/2008 3:06:36 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

There should be mass emails about this. Everyone should email someone they know about this. I will be emailing plenty of people about this.

E-mail Fox News, call talk radio hosts, put this on one end of the Web to the other and so on.

This is big.


4 posted on 09/16/2008 3:11:28 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Wow, an FBI and Congressional investigations should begin.


5 posted on 09/16/2008 3:11:32 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Tai_Chung

Out of Obama’s own mouth:

He said that the Iraqis should not rush through a Strategic Framework Agreement governing the future of US forces UNTIL AFTER President George W. Bush leaves office.

Also, Obama’s national security spokeswoman confirms Obama said this.


6 posted on 09/16/2008 3:14:00 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Tai_Chung

“Wow, an FBI and Congressional investigations should begin.”

Republicans don’t investigate things. Rather, they allow themselves to be endlessly investiaged by Democrats.


7 posted on 09/16/2008 3:15:15 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Yeah its big. Think what you are doing! Forcing the Democraps to take this Obama problem seriously, gives them the excuse to force him to step aside and let Hillary take over! You want to blow McCain/Palin chances, keep pushing this! I say arrest the little prick after he loses the election and try him for subversion and treason if need be. (Never happen, but I can dream!)


8 posted on 09/16/2008 3:18:22 PM PDT by Bommer (Who was Obama's diction coach? Bevis or Butthead? Uhhhhhh.....)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I smell a meltdown in the Obama campaign.......


9 posted on 09/16/2008 3:19:40 PM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
First Obama imagines himself to be the Messiah. Then he believes that he is already the President. I get the feeling that the next time we see Barack Obama, he will be dressed like Napoleon.
10 posted on 09/16/2008 3:24:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Bommer

Won’t happen.

Were he to be dumped now, there would be a revolt in the Democrat Party like never seen before.

The big wigs in the Dem party don’t want that.


11 posted on 09/16/2008 3:31:33 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Bommer

Won’t happen.

Were he to be dumped now, there would be a revolt in the Democrat Party like never seen before.

The big wigs in the Dem party don’t want that.


12 posted on 09/16/2008 3:31:50 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: basil
I smell a meltdown in the Obama campaign...

We can hope but don't count on it. The MSM and political establishment of both parties will cover for him.

13 posted on 09/16/2008 3:33:40 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

FOX will come out with this story so there is no need to email them. It is the rest of the MSM that will bury it. The story here is what a disgusting, narcissistic, Marxist, POS Obama is, was, and always will be.


14 posted on 09/16/2008 3:40:46 PM PDT by WildcatClan (The world is full of fatheads; so I invented Diet Shampoo)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; kingattax
"Wendy Morigi said Taheri's article bore 'as much resemblance to the truth as a McCain campaign commercial.' "

Let's take a look at her other comments:

"'In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of US forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office,' she said."

Why wait? Ask Wendy:

"...Senator Obama is the only candidate who will safely and responsibly end the war in Iraq and refocus our attention on the real threat: a resurgent Al-Qaeda and Taliban along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border."

So, forget an earlier troop withdrawal; it's much more important that To Barry Be The Glory.....

Thanks for another truthful McCain campaign commercial, Wendy, this one from your own mouth. See you on t.v.

15 posted on 09/16/2008 3:41:02 PM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Can’t this Marxist Muslim be arrested for treason and sent to Guantanamo? That is what he deserves.


16 posted on 09/16/2008 3:41:32 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
So, Obama's national security spokeswoman says one thing, and then undermines what she previously said - confirming that Obama worked secretly to delay troop pullout in Iraq.


17 posted on 09/16/2008 3:42:52 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Obama's national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said Taheri's article bore "as much resemblance to the truth as a McCain campign commercial."

Code words for "carp, they nailed us!"

18 posted on 09/16/2008 3:47:33 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Wanna bet? They are bleeding in the polls, as well as dooming what was to be certain victory in all 3 races! They know they have a loser now that Palin has sucked all the Hillary women that the DNC took for granted away from them. The only way to stop th bleeding is to put a woman in the top position, and they will switch him out with Hillary if they think they can regain what Obama is bleeding. Plus Obama isn’t helping the Senate Democraps for fund raising, You are underestimating how evil these people are at your own peril! You scandelize Obama now and that give the DNC all the ammo and time they need to switch out their losing horse.


19 posted on 09/16/2008 3:50:43 PM PDT by Bommer (Who was Obama's diction coach? Bevis or Butthead? Uhhhhhh.....)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“But Obama’s national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said Taheri’s article bore ‘as much resemblance to the truth as a McCain campaign commercial.’”

YUP! I’d have to agree with her! In fact, I think her incriminating statement should BE the next McCain commercial, along with a reminder that Obama’s violation of the Logan Act is a felony, a treasonous, irresponsible act that could have cost many American lives, and disqualifies him running for the Presidency because the Constitution forbids a felon from holding that office. This is classic Obama behavior: consumately selfish and completely ignorant of how government works.


20 posted on 09/16/2008 3:51:03 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: taraytarah
obwana is a self-serving jerk who is trying to play "president".

why not pull out all US military forces from iraq and send in 140,000 community organizers ?

21 posted on 09/16/2008 3:51:40 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: taraytarah
obwana is a self-serving jerk who is trying to play "president".

why not pull out all US military forces from iraq and send in 140,000 community organizers ?

22 posted on 09/16/2008 3:52:34 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax
ha ha

community organizers :D

23 posted on 09/16/2008 3:53:28 PM PDT by taraytarah (If your only strategy is attacking the life choices of 17-year-old females, you got nothin'.)
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To: Missouri gal

I wouldn’t put this in an ad at all. Putting in an ad gives fuel to the “negative campaigning” that Obama has been whining about. This is more serious and outside sources need to get on this. Even at the urging of McCain and the RNC. Just not coming in the form of a political ad.


24 posted on 09/16/2008 3:58:33 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Tai_Chung
A Congressional Investigation, which would be led by Nostrildumbass?

That'll certainly result in a not-guilty finding.....

25 posted on 09/16/2008 4:02:14 PM PDT by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
From Rush today:



RUSH: Yesterday Amir Taheri in the New York Post quoted the Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying that Obama made the demand when he visited Baghdad in July that (paraphrasing) "You guys shouldn't start talking about troop withdrawal now, you should wait 'til the next president's elected." The quote here from the Iraqi foreign minister, "He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement on US troop withdrawal until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington. However, as an Iraqi, I prefer to have a security agreement that regulates the activities of foreign troops rather than keeping the matter open." So basically the foreign minister of Iraq says Obama came over here and tried to get us to delay any action whatsoever on the withdrawal of US troops until after the US presidential election.

Well, this sent the Obama campaign into a tizzy because this is a violation of law. This borders on treason. He's a presidential candidate. He cannot go over and negotiate for the United States on matters like this. Aside from the hypocrisy that was Obama promising everybody to get these troops out of there immediately when he was elected, this would push pack the withdrawal easily to 2011 or 2012. He's just a hypocrite on this. He wanted Bush to withdraw the troops so that Bush would lose the war, the Democrats would say Bush lost the war, but now that the prospect of winning the war could redound to Obama, he wants the troops there. He wants to be the one to declare victory, he wants to be the one to bring the troops out on his terms, and he asked the Iraqis to hold them. So his campaign sends out this denial yesterday. The campaign went nuts suggesting that this did not happen, and in the process of denying it, they confirmed it.

"Obama's national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said Taheri's article bore 'as much resemblance to the truth as a McCain campaign commercial.'" And then she said this in the statement, "In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a 'Strategic Framework Agreement' governing the future of US forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office." Well, that's exactly what the Iraqi guy said! So they send out this press release denying it, saying Amir Taheri, he's a conservative Iranian, he's lying about this, and in their denial they confirm it, they confirm exactly what Amir Taheri said, that Obama told the Iraqis they should not rush through a strategic framework agreement governing the future of US forces until after Bush leaves office, which is exactly what Amir Taheri said. Obama went to Iraq and interfered with US diplomacy and is now denying it. This is a sitting duck issue. McCain, whoa, do you realize what's just fallen into your lap here, my good friend? Your buddies in the media are going to gloss over this. They're going to gloss over Troopergate. In fact, they're going to portray the exact opposite, Troopergate, Tasergate. Gonna have to hammer this stuff. If you don't want to do it, let Palin go out and do it. Somebody's gotta go out and hammer this guy on this and his economic ignorance, woeful, scary economic ignorance.

END TRANSCRIPT
26 posted on 09/16/2008 4:10:24 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Bommer

If they are forced to switch out Loser #1 Obama for Loser #2 Hillary, it works for McCain. They’ve staked everything on Loser-bama, $600 million, and if he has to withdraw now, it proves everything conservatives have said about Obama’s inexperience. So now what can liberals do but take their second choice? Even if they do, and manage to work up some enthusiasm about it, the sleepy mushy middle cannot miss the fact that the Dems have created a major crisis they cannot manage; not just a Democrat crisis, but a major international incident impacting our troops, all because Obama is irresponsible, ignorant and completely incompetent. The Left can spin on a dime, but not Mushy Middle.


27 posted on 09/16/2008 4:10:27 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Why not an investigation on Obama?

Yes. Send the Kenyan back to Illinois.

28 posted on 09/16/2008 4:17:51 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Missouri gal
Switch? I just wish someone other than Rush would report on it. Fox did a few segments when the Post article came out but that was it. The silence is sooooooo curious. Could this be an October surprise brewing?
29 posted on 09/16/2008 4:32:05 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

There is no difference between the accustory statement and the BHO Camp’s feeble rebuttal. His campaign spokesperson had to rephrase the denial in a redundant fashion because of the likihood of the fact that this conversation was recorded or they would have eagerly issued a flat-out denial. Since they suspect BHO’s offer to postpone troop withdrawal and undermine the administration was recorded by the Iraqis, this dumb@ss community organizer is stuck.

Zero deserves to be hammered relentlessly on this throughout the campaign. It should be the topic of campaign fodder ads featuring his blatent violation of policy & the Logan Act. coupled with his avoidance of visiting the troops.

This one issue should send his David Ploufter’s campaign strategy into a wicked tailspin. There is no defending the dingo’s lame attempt to manipulate his personal PR at the detriment of the troops & our mission.

What other countries (in addition to Canada-trade and Kenya-Odinga) has he cut deals with? What has he promised the EU? or Chavez? or Putin? This guy is so dangerous and full of unlimited gaul.

What an egomaniacal bufoon! He’s Over, and his leftist pacifist moonbat idolators should start burning their metrosexual bras in shame and flock elsewhere.There needs to be a grassroots effort to bring formal charges against the traitor.


30 posted on 09/16/2008 4:33:15 PM PDT by Gemsbok (CIC means Commmander in Chief,....NOT CommunityOrganizer in Chief)
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