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CBS News picks up on Obama/Troop Withdrawl Delay story
NRO via CBS ^ | 9-19-08 | Andrew McCarthy

Posted on 09/19/2008 7:02:08 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary

What happens when Democrats get their wires crossed?

What happens when drivel like “Change you can believe in” collides with such malarkey as “our commitment to the Rule of Law”?

Fraud happens. The etymology, by the way, traces to the Latin word fraus - which the Obama campaign might bear in mind if it’s planning to whip up any more of those mock presidential seals.

Or, for that matter, mock presidential addresses. Sen. Barack Obama has just bestowed another of these upon us: a two-minute political ad on a Wall Street upheaval so sudden the campaign didn’t have time to dust off the seal or the Greek columns.

Explaining “what I believe we need to do,” the Anointed One decreed the need for “a responsible end to this war in Iraq so we stop spending billions each month rebuilding their country when we should be rebuilding ours.”

Where to begin with such a whopper? Let’s start with the felony, since it leads seamlessly to the fraud.

Thanks to reporting from Amir Taheri, the gist of which the Obama campaign has confirmed, we now know that while Obama is telling the American people he wants an end to the war, he has secretly negotiated with the government in Iraq to extend the U.S. military mission there. That is a black-and-white violation of federal criminal law.

Very simply, in our system the president is responsible for conducting foreign policy. President Bush is thus negotiating with the Iraqi government for a “status of forces” agreement that would clarify the rights and responsibilities of U.S. forces in Iraq after the current U.N. mandate expires at the end of this year.

Yet, during Obama’s heralded trip to Baghdad in July, he asked Iraqi leaders to ignore Bush and delay resolving the legal status of our forces until next year - by which time the Senator hopes no longer to need a phony presidential seal.

Under the “Logan Act” (now codified at Section 953 of the federal penal code) it has been against the law since the late 18th century for U.S. citizens to carry on “intercourse with any foreign government” that is aimed either “to defeat the measures of the United States” or to influence the foreign government’s dealings with the United States. Being a senator is no immunity from this statute - as any Republican senator would find out in a hurry if he dared to pull a stunt like this during an Obama administration.

Naturally, the Waxmans, Conyers, Leahys, law-professor legions, and Democrats everywhere who’ve harangued us for eight years about “the rule of law” have fallen silent. No one is issuing subpoenas, talking about special prosecutors, or holding top Obama advisers in contempt until they tell us “what did you know and when did you know it.”

That’s fine. The episode is a welcome reminder of what we learned in the Clinton years: When these folks say “no one is above the law” they really mean “no Republican is above the law.” If a Democrat president, or mock president, decides to violate statutes, order national-security searches without warrant, kidnap uncharged suspects for extraordinary rendition to countries that practice torture, detain captives indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay, and launch attacks without congressional or U.N. approval - all and more of which were staples of Democrat governance in the nineties - it’s anything goes.

But more to the point, Barack’s Baghdad Bonanza surfaces his seamy, Tony Rezko side. If successful, these secret negotiations with the Maliki government would add months to the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

Let’s put aside that Obama’s tactic makes cynical use of our troops in harm’s way, placing them in legal limbo while the resolution of their status is delayed. Obama’s sleight of hand further promises to cost American taxpayers untold billions of additional dollars - and for no better reason than allowing him, rather than Bush, to claim credit for success in a war Obama tried his damndest to have us lose.

And all this at a time when Obama’s latest audacity consists of looking Americans in the eye and decrying the billions spent each month rebuilding a foreign country. Those billions, he now says, should be kept at home for “rebuilding” our own country.

Nice try. The Candidate of Hope is hoping that while he caterwauls about our lost billions, you won’t notice that he has already proposed the most jaw-dropping transfer of wealth in American history: taking nearly a trillion dollars out of the pockets of American taxpayers and doling it out to the world’s worst regimes through its most corrupt intermediary, the U.N.

The scam is better known as Obama’s Global Poverty Act. Sen. Joe Biden, his trusty running-mate, recently tried to slam it through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - the better to address the rarely discussed fact that Obama, having achieved nothing noteworthy as an Illinois state senator, is similarly without accomplishment after three years in the Senate.

The GPA is a monstrosity. Thanks to Obama’s praetorian guards in the mainstream media, it is a better kept secret than most covert intelligence programs. But Accuracy in Media’s Cliff Kincaid has been digging (see here). If the GPA became law, the United States would be required to fork up for foreign aid 0.7 percent of its gross national product through 2015. That is, Obama would skyrocket U.S. largesse from its current annual level of about $21 billion (the world’s most generous) to - you’ll want to be sitting down for this - $85 billion per year.

This week’s new and improved “let’s take care of Americans first” Obama is a fraud. The real Obama is post-sovereign, transnational progressivism personified. His 0.7 percent figure comes straight out of a 1970 U.N. General Assembly resolution, and the 2015 deadline was dreamed up by a gaggle of international community organizers at the U.N.’s “Millennium Summit” in 2000.

Are you worried about the $85 billion AIG bailout? Well just imagine doing it once a year for about a decade … except with no return on your investment and with the U.N. (the people who gave us “Oil for Food”) doing what passes for the oversight - i.e., presiding over the transfer of American dollars to the very freedom-hating despots who have kept the third world poor in the first place.

The price tag by 2015 for Obama’s international trough is estimated at about $845 billion. And that, you can be sure, is just the start. Harvard’s Jeffrey Sachs, who advises the U.N., anticipates that the funds needed “to put real resources in support of our hopes” would be raised by “a global tax on carbon-emitting fossil fuels.” With a Democrat Congress at his back, a President Obama would surely repeal the Bush tax cuts for Americans, but does anyone see him repealing the global tax on Americans? Dream on.

Obama is all for taking billions out of our pockets to give it to the world. He is only against taking billions out of our pockets to give it to Iraq. There, after all, it stands to promote American national interests and military success - which Obama and Democrats have worked to undermine in both the halls of Congress and, we now learn, the Green Zone.

Back before he perceived the expedience of costuming himself as sentry of the American pocketbook, a more forthright Obama justified his GPA proposal this way:

[T]his important bill will demonstrate our promise and commitment to those in the developing world. Our commitment to the global economy must extend beyond trade agreements that are more about increasing corporate profits than about helping workers and small farmers everywhere.

That’s the real Obama, the guy who decries corporate profits for Americans and thinks we elect a president to help the workers and small farmers of the globe.

Does he not know that the country he wants to lead is an investor society which thrives on corporate profits? That corporate profits allow Americans, both privately and through their government, to provide more foreign aid than any other people in the world?

Of course he knows it. Obama and his wife have made plenty of money in America. He’s not ignorant. He’s fraudulent.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; amirtaheri; economicpolicy; election; electionpresident; elections; foreignpolicy; iraq; islam; mohammedanism; obama; obamasbigadventure; zebari

1 posted on 09/19/2008 7:02:08 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary
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To: Anti-Hillary

Lord, PLEASE bring this story to the surface and to the light of day for the American people to see. Amen!


2 posted on 09/19/2008 7:03:26 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: Anti-Hillary

I second that motion!


3 posted on 09/19/2008 7:04:49 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: Anti-Hillary

TO ANY MSM: PICK UP THIS STORY AND THE PEOPLE MIGHT LET YOU SURVIVE A LITTLE LONGER FOR "COUNTRY FIRST" REPORTING.

4 posted on 09/19/2008 7:10:11 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
I don't understand why rush, Laura don't beat this...

I even sent the link last week to Howie Carr...He didn't even mention once...

We should all organize and bombard them with emails

5 posted on 09/19/2008 7:13:26 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: Anti-Hillary

bttt


6 posted on 09/19/2008 7:15:21 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

Rush is fighting another battle right now with nObama, Laura probably has “fact checkers” all over it.....{sure..} and that leaves you, me and about 10K other FReepers to get this to the BLOGS OVER AND OVER, Youtube and every email address in your personal email account.


7 posted on 09/19/2008 7:15:46 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: Anti-Hillary
bump
8 posted on 09/19/2008 7:20:02 PM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

BUMP!!!

Everyone send this to everyone you know!


9 posted on 09/19/2008 7:21:53 PM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: Anti-Hillary

bump


10 posted on 09/19/2008 7:26:25 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: F15Eagle

Greta had some guy from Time I think and it wasn’t positive so I changed stations. Tuned in to Rush though...he is fired up!


12 posted on 09/19/2008 7:37:52 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

Yeh, that guy from Time works for Obama. LOL

What a weasal


13 posted on 09/19/2008 7:39:42 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Anti-Hillary

AMEN!


14 posted on 09/19/2008 7:45:14 PM PDT by dixiebelle
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To: F15Eagle
Wow. NOW will Obama's followers see him for what he is?

No. Don't you get it? Obama's followers want to be deceived. Rush explained this, about Clintonoids, a decade ago-- they want to be lied to. Obamanoids likewise. No one would support this foreign socialist rat-bastard otherwise.

15 posted on 09/19/2008 7:48:14 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
Rush brought the subject up on Greta tonight.

I read somewhere today the the White House was saying that the conservation with Obama and the Iraqis didn't happen.....

16 posted on 09/19/2008 8:05:22 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Im going to send this to Howie Carr again and again and again..

I dont know any other talk show host....

I will try to get hannity email also.....

17 posted on 09/19/2008 8:06:23 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
Contact Hannity
18 posted on 09/19/2008 8:08:30 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Obama is all for taking billions out of our pockets to give it to the world.


So does this mean Obama’s brother will actually see 2 dollars a month instead of 1 dollar a month?


19 posted on 09/19/2008 8:16:39 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

ABC also has this article on their site from Jake Tapper.

“Undermining McCain’s Campaign Attack, Republicans Back Obama’s Version of Meeting with Iraqi Leaders”

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/undermining-mcc.html

I haven’t been able to find anything verifying this.


20 posted on 09/19/2008 8:52:03 PM PDT by ReadMyLipstick
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To: ReadMyLipstick

They are unnamed sources and no one is confirming it. I’ve looked also. Sound like they either sock-puppeted the quote or got a low level hack somewhere to spout off.


21 posted on 09/19/2008 8:54:07 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

Rush and Hannity mentioned it and adressed it.

Drudge had it up on his site for 36 hours or so.

NY Post broke it.

It is out there to be looked at, but none, in the MSM will dare to offend the One.


22 posted on 09/19/2008 8:58:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Anti-Hillary

bookmark


23 posted on 09/19/2008 9:55:25 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("Spare me all the phony talk about change." Senator Barack Obama)
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