Skip to comments.Obama Camp Confirms Treasonous Actions on Iraq Trip
Posted on 09/16/2008 4:59:56 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
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.
Obie should be in prison for treason. NOT running for the presidency of the United States.
I love the part where Obama camp denied in ever happened and in the process of denying it, comfirms that it did happen :)
FOR ANY WORTHWHILE NEWS ORG TO PICK UP AND MAYBE THE PEOPLE WILL KEEP YOU AROUND A LITTLE LONGER FOR "COUNTRY FIRST" REPORTING!!!
Ho- lee- crap !!!
Uhhh, well.....I would also like to BTTT and second IllumiNaughtByNature’s bitchin’ bump!!
To say this action by Obama should be called “Troopgate” is to trivialize it. Bottom line, it seems to me, is that he went over there on his whirlwind world leader photo-op trip in July and attempted to negotiate foreign policy - monkeying around with the LIVES of American troops in order to use them to feather his own personal political ambition nest. - IF getting the troops home NOW was Obama’s dearest desire, what he did indicated the EXACT OPPOSITE.
At the time, he must have thought he had already been elected President. He hadn’t, and does not deserve to be.
This is TRULY a scandal.
Time for Palin to hang a Winnie Mandela necklace on Obama over this.
U.S. Code Title 18
§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments [Logan Act?]
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
Just another reason not to vote for him
Why is Bush not prosecuting?
Obama was willing to SACRIFICE the lives of AMERICAN SOLDIERS to ADVANCE his POLITICAL career.
It’s not that I disagree with him. It’s also the fact that he is a VERY BAD GUY. I cannot support someone who is Un-American to the core and stiil has not been VETTED!
*this would be in big bold red but I do not know HTML.
Wendy Morigi leaving the Mensa meeting?
“*this would be in big bold red but I do not know HTML.”
You don’t need to know HTML; compose it in Wordperfect and save it as html.
Must be another one of those "new tone" things I never quite understood...
This act of Obama could just be inexperience showing—but of course, that’s why we don’t trust him to run the country
Weren’t there other Democrats with him on this trip? What about Chuck Hagel? You’d think one of them would tell the wonder child he’s getting into illegal territory...
I understood it was in his private talk.
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