Skip to comments.Top Obama Campaign Member Met With Ahmadinejad in New York Tonight
Posted on 09/24/2008 7:42:49 PM PDT by kristinnEdited on 09/24/2008 9:52:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A founding member of the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois met in New York City tonight with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Jodie Evans, who co-hosted Obama's first major fundraiser in Hollywood in February 2007 just after Obama announced his candidacy and is a top fundraiser and donor to Obama's campaign, led a delegation of leftist anti-American groups that held a private meeting near the United Nations. The stated purpose of the meeting was to "serve as an opening for diplomatic resolution" to prevent war between Iran and the United States.
The government of Iran is listed as a state sponsor of terrorism by the State Department and is strongly believed to be developing nuclear weapons.
Obama has stated that he would be willing to meet with Ahmadinejad and other enemies of the United States without conditions. Evans met with Obama in Beverly Hills last week at an exclusive $28,500 per person fundraiser. As a bundler for Obama, Evans is granted regular briefings with top Obama staff members and meeting with Obama and his vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware.
Obama has come under heavy criticism from military families and troops support organizations over his alliance with Evans.
Evans is co-founder of the pro-terrorist group Code Pink and works with state sponsors of terrorism to undermine America in the war on terror. She also has publicly announced her support for the terrorists in Iraq, her sympathy for Osama bin Laden and her "love" of Hugo Chavez.
Given Evans' closeness to regular contacts with Obama and his campaign, it is fair to ask if she is acting as an intermediary for Obama.
Obama recently put his seal of approval on Evans' attempt to storm the stage during the acceptance speech of Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska when he welcomed her to his two Hollywood fundraisers last week, the exclusive $28,500 per person event and the $2500 per person event Barbra Streisand sang at the same evening.
Others attending the meeting with Ahmadinejad included anti-American activists who support the terrorists in Iraq and work anti-American governments: Medea Benjamin, Brian Becker, Leslie Cagan, Larry Holmes and Ramsey Clark.
The press release announcing the meeting can be found here.
Update: Jodie Evans issued the following statement tonight on her meeting with Ahmadinejad.
Its rare for a head of state to take time during an official U.N. visit to meet with the peace community, especially in a situation where the host government represented by the Bush administration is so hostile, said Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK. The fact that the meeting took place and was so positive is, in itself, a major step forward.
Fission burka spysquirrels macht frei! Code Pink for the Greater Good. Mahdi in our time! Bush derangement fifth column traitors.
WTF? McCain is trying to address the mortgage meltdown and Barama has his cronies meeting with the enemy.
A whole lotta people will be interested in this story. (except dumb jews who would pull the dopes lever cause he’s a rat.)
This should come as no surprise, hussein said he would reach out to foreign leaders.
He’s just letting his surrogates handle the preliminaries before he surrenders to the 12th imams representative.
And I wish like crazy that I were making a joke...
But he couldn't get his ass to Washington to work on the economy.
.. a delegation of leftist anti-American groups that held a private meeting near the United Nations. The stated purpose of the meeting was to “serve as an opening for diplomatic resolution” to prevent war between Iran and the United States.
The mutual hatred of the US on display at that meeting must have been quite something to observe.
They really don’t ‘get’ the Logan Act. Oh yeah, as the nominee of his party, Obama is now privy to high level national security briefings...which makes this VERY scary.
Remember that character “Ellis” from the first “Die Hard” movie who thought he had terrorists all figured out and that he could sweet talk them out of the situation?
If he was a real person (the terrorists killed him in the movie) he’d belong to this group!!! Sheesh.
Another example that comes to mind were the idiots in “Independence Day” who were welcoming the aliens on the rooftops, dancing and carrying signs—wonder what Ahmagonnastartajihad looks like in pink??
She crashes Palin and sucks up to Nutjob.
Obama, you need to keep your frenemies closer, and on a shorter leash.
Uh......I give up. What about Penny Pritzker?
Amadenejehad to base Iranian Navy in Chicago after talks with Obama advisor. The famous “Navy Pier” will now be renamed, “Iranian Navy Pier”. The famous Irish tradition of dying the Chicago river green for saint Patrick's day has now been changed to being dyed Red for Blood of the Martyrs day. Minarets to be added to Sears Tower Mosque. Wrigley Field to be renamed Obama, Sultan of Swing Park with all Halal food. Meigs field to be base of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps suicide blimp wing. Maxwell St. to be renamed Mohammed Blvd. The "EL" will be segregated by gender and renamed Baraque the flying horse.
She is the one next to Sheehan & Chavez
God help America!
If the Obama camp is trying to negotiate with Iran, it would be illegal.
But he’s the messiah, so good luck making it stick even with iron clad proof....
It is a wonderful series!!! It’s no secret Putin belongs to the ‘I HATE AMERICA & DEMOCRACY CLUB’ along with the Muslim world. The problem is....he and Russia will be the first to go when the sh!t goes down.....
Uh, I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but isn't this the job of the state department and defense department?
A photo of American traitors posing with a Communist dictator.
Maybe she is to be Obama’s Sect. of State.
For longtime activist Jodie Evans, 52, co-founder of the national women for peace organization Code Pink, the choice rarely came down to deciding between her activism and her kids. She just incorporated her two sons in her work, whether they liked it or not.
I was pregnant with them in activism, says Evans, I nursed them in activism, and I dragged them here, there and everywhere for activism. They lived their lives on the floors of campaign offices. Sometimes they would complain, but now theyre very proud of the work I do. And I think it was good for them. They learned a lot of skills and it made them very independent. People always commented on how mature they were.
Evans proceeds to proudly divulge an example that some parents might be less quick to share: When her son, Jan Krajewski, now a 26-year-old artist, was 10, Evans says, she was going to a march for choice in Washington DC, and he really wanted to go too.
We took a red-eye and the plane was full of parents with girls his age, says Evans, and the kids stayed up all night while the adults slept. So when we arrived in Washington, Jan was just dead tired, in no condition to march. I took him into the National Gallery and put him to sleep on a bench and told him Id be back after the march. So I did the march without him, and when I got back, he was still asleep!
Evans says her younger son, Matthew Palevsky, now 21, has always been an activist. When he was 12, he organized Santa Monica private school students to visit the City Council to lobby for gun control; he spent time in Scotland working on drug policy and was part of the effort to legalize medical marijuana in Rhode Island, where hes now working for a Democratic congressional candidate. Evans is thrilled that Matthew has continued her legacy.
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