Skip to comments.Obama Gets Involved in Kenya Crisis
Posted on 01/08/2008 6:59:21 AM PST by Aristotelian
ELDORET, Kenya) U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama phoned Kenya's opposition leader as diplomatic attempts to end Kenya's political crisis intensified Tuesday.
The death toll from a week of violence after President Mwai Kibaki's disputed re-election has reached nearly 500, according to the government, though the opposition claimed the death toll could be up to 1,000. On Monday, Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga made key concessions under U.S. pressure.
Obama a Democratic Party candidate who is of Kenyan descent called Odinga late Monday or early Tuesday, said Odinga's spokesman, Salim Lone.
"He called to express grave concern over the election outcome," Lone told The Associated Press. "He also said he was going to call Mr. Kibaki."
The top American envoy to Africa said Monday that the vote count at the heart of the dispute was tampered with but that both sides could have been involved. The Dec. 27 election returned Kibaki to power for another five-year term. Odinga came in a close second
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Klein also reports: In the days since his Iowa victory, Obama has had near-daily conversations with the U.S. Ambassador in Kenya or with opposition leader Raila Odinga. As of late this afternoon, before his rally in Rochester, N.H., Obama was trying to reach Kenyan President Kibaki.
No wonder they are being shut out of power — creatures like that should never be permitted to govern.
So Obama calls him up:
"He called to express grave concern over the election outcome," Lone told The Associated Press.
Muslims are killing Christians in Kenya and Obama calls the instigator and says, "Man, you was robbed! That election was rigged!"
Is that it?
Seems to be a pattern among Democrats or leftists in general. Any election lost by the left musta been rigged.
Now he’s a foreign policy expert
Let's just abolish the State Department.
(.....actually, not a bad idea).
So you are saying that Obama is supporting a Muslim? Hmm, isn’t Obama a protestant? or so he says.
Odinga is of the same tribe as Obama,,the Luos I think.
There is somewhere on Fr and entire history of his father and his involvement with these people. The Taliban are agents of the Luo in the slaughter.
Think about it.
OUSS’BAMA knows that kenian mess could be bad for his image and electoral campaign.
But he is making obvious hese links with Odingi...
That’s good this man is making too much the show a bit hysterical.He could easily fall in a trap
Wow he cares he really cares!
There is more to this. Here is some background information regarding why Obama is involved and what Odinga is all about.
We can all feel better now because he can claim to have “foreign policy experience” to add to his long, impressive list of accomplishments.
I've seen the mission statement of Obama's "church" here in the US and it seems clear to me that he worships Africa more than he worships Jesus Christ. How much he ought to be considered a Muslim is not for me to say -- but I think he would be a very dangerous choice as US President.
This is consistent with his church’s declaration that implies they are Africans first, Americans second.
As President Obama would bring 100,000 of the Luos into the U.S. as "refugees", like Clinton did with the Somalis. Then we could look forward to a new wave of honor killings, irate taxi drivers and lawsuits.
Luos are not Muslims. The are predominantly Protestant, with some of the more southern areas being tribal animists.
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