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OBAMA TRIED TO STALL GIS' IRAQ WITHDRAWAL [election is over?]
New York Post ^ | 09/15/08 | AMIR TAHERI

Posted on 09/15/2008 2:03:51 AM PDT by Enchante

WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.

Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion."

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To: Enchante

The media, of course, will try to bury this but this is something the McCain should amplify and expand on.

The McCain campaign is being accused by the Obama campaign of avoiding the issues.

Ok. Here’s an issue. Don’t duck this, Senator McCain. Bring this issue front and center.


101 posted on 09/15/2008 3:59:52 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: hsalaw

“” He’s got absolutely no clue about the separation of the executive and legislative branches, and which one is actually the commander-in-chief.”””

Yet he taught Constitutional Law to our finest upcoming lawyers at the U. of Chicago? go and figure.


102 posted on 09/15/2008 4:00:10 AM PDT by Gemsbok (CIC means Commmander in Chief,....NOT CommunityOrganizer in Chief)
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To: RaceBannon; PhilDragoo

I’m not surprised that it sounds like the Hostage Crises since some of the same people are involved.


103 posted on 09/15/2008 4:02:00 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

It should hurt but who will know?


104 posted on 09/15/2008 4:03:37 AM PDT by blueyon (Every one should get their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: Enchante

Hugh & Series!

News reporter needs to get Iraqi PM testimony on tape and make it into a political ad very quickly.


105 posted on 09/15/2008 4:04:26 AM PDT by Gemsbok (CIC means Commmander in Chief,....NOT CommunityOrganizer in Chief)
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To: Enchante

It’s on Drudge too now...


106 posted on 09/15/2008 4:05:30 AM PDT by piytar
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To: blueyon

It depends on where and if this shows up on TV news. The problem today is that there is huge financial news and that will drown out a lot.


107 posted on 09/15/2008 4:07:20 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Enchante

That last is an extraordinarily low bar, and I hope you are correct in your overall assessment.


108 posted on 09/15/2008 4:07:30 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
We never can get the Dems on any outrageous acts....reason, our own side always calls it preposterous.

People like that deserve to lose. And will be left as a footnote to humanity.

109 posted on 09/15/2008 4:07:39 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Beckwith; Candor7; AliVeritas; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SunkenCiv
thanks granny!

Barack Obama tours Iraq with Gen. David Petraeus in July, when he sought to stall any agreement for US troop withdrawal until President Bush left office.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.

110 posted on 09/15/2008 4:08:12 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: ConservativeMind

I don’t expect to hear about it any place but here. I bet even Fox ignores it. But we will hear about Tina Fey for several days.


111 posted on 09/15/2008 4:11:31 AM PDT by nobama08
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To: Enchante

A Logan Act violation? I indict the entire DemocRAT Party for treason.


112 posted on 09/15/2008 4:11:39 AM 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: listenhillary
Maliki's advisers have persuaded him that Obama will win - but the prime minister worries about the senator's "political debt to the anti-war lobby" - which is determined to transform Iraq into a disaster to prove that toppling Saddam Hussein was "the biggest strategic blunder in US history."

Maybe because of this concern the Iraqi's might leak out information regarding Auchi, Rezko, Obama and Oil for Food corruption.

"Auchi's General Mediterranean Holdings company was also the largest private shareholder in Banque Nationale de Paris which later merged with Paribas to become BNP Paribas. At Saddam's insistence, billions of dollars of Oil for Food transactions passed through BNP from its 1995 inception until 2001.", http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/obamas_iraqi_oil_for_food_conn.html

Auchi involved in Saddam's Oil for Food corruption -> loans 3.5 million to broke Rezko -> Rezko's wife buys an inaccessible plot next to Obama's mansion for $650000 valued later at $240000, on the same day as Obama pays $300000 below asking price for his mansion -> Obama against the Iraq War which stopped the Oil for Food corruption.
113 posted on 09/15/2008 4:15:23 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: Enchante

that SOB. Trying to pull of a withdrawal on his own watch...for nothing more than personal gain. This clown will never be fit for office...this goes way beyond character flaws, of which he has many. This is downright criminal.


114 posted on 09/15/2008 4:15:43 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Enchante
So let me get this straight. The commies of Dems left are hanging posters outside their houses that read “Support the Troops. End the War.” trying to deceive the American public into thinking that they want to end the war for some patriotic love of our soldiers.

THEY choose Hussein Obama because of his anti-war stance.

But HE (and they by association) actually want to extend the war (kill more soldiers according to their argument) until after the election because they consider it a good issue politically.

So, the leftist Dems and Hussein Obama are willing to kill US soldiers if it helps put Hussein Obama in the White House.

Have I got that straight?

Well, I guess that's about par for their course.

115 posted on 09/15/2008 4:16:07 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: Enchante

Bump


116 posted on 09/15/2008 4:16:30 AM PDT by DB
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To: nathanbedford
Poor little Obambi needs to worry that the whole thing isn't on tape. It might be a "he said, he said" right now but a denial rather than an explanation, however lame, will explode when the tape is released.

It all fits, remembering that the RATs project their actions onto others. This is what they accused Reagan of doing with Iran and the Carter hostages. Must be on page 15 of the RAT playbook.

117 posted on 09/15/2008 4:17:45 AM 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: NonValueAdded
"A Logan Act violation? I indict the entire DemocRAT Party for treason."

That's a joke...we have terrorists teaching our kids.

Count down to the first Republican who says this is too outrageous to be believable...3..2...1.... It's too outrageous...repeat after me...it's too outrageous to be reliable. Now move on little sheeple.

118 posted on 09/15/2008 4:19:04 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
But HE (and they by association) actually want to extend the war (kill more soldiers according to their argument) until after the election because they consider it a good issue politically.

So, the leftist Dems and Hussein Obama are willing to kill US soldiers if it helps put Hussein Obama in the White House.


Plus he voted against Body Armour, helicopters, ammunition and aircraft, and for funding veterans' medical facilities and rehabilitation programs in Iraq.
119 posted on 09/15/2008 4:22:41 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: All

I have been looking for additional sources on this and not finding a whole lot. Anyone else having an luck?


120 posted on 09/15/2008 4:22:47 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Enchante

>>>Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

Is Obama authorized to negotiate with foreign leaders?


121 posted on 09/15/2008 4:22:49 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Gemsbok

“News reporter needs to get Iraqi PM testimony on tape”

Exactly. There has to be corroboration on this. I have no doubt The One would try something like this, but we need backup for this before we get our hopes too high. Over at the Hot Air blog, they`re pissed because they fell for a story Taheri wrote a couple years ago.

http://hotair.com/archives/2006/05/22/iran-yellow-badges-fallout-amir-taheri-comments/


122 posted on 09/15/2008 4:22:50 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: nw_arizona_granny

You might want to be careful with that....


123 posted on 09/15/2008 4:23:18 AM PDT by sageb1 (Feminism is dead. Long live Palinism!)
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To: Enchante

Hitting my email lists BTTT!


124 posted on 09/15/2008 4:23:53 AM PDT by JDoutrider (Pray for our side!)
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To: Enchante
Mind if I emphasize your post.

Report is that Obama tried to derail impending decisions on troop withdrawals and status-of-forces agreement, obviously to benefit his own political prospects!!!! If this is not treason it is the first cousin of treason. Working privately to try to derail official US govt. negotiations in a WAR zone over such highly sensitive and important matters.....

125 posted on 09/15/2008 4:24:17 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: NinoFan

The word scandal conjures up propaganda. This is actually enemy combatant status, IMO.


126 posted on 09/15/2008 4:25:36 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Bobalu

Ads? I want charges!


127 posted on 09/15/2008 4:26:40 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: ConservativeMind

When a Senator goes behind teh President’s back and tries to undermine the US position on an on-going war, could that be deemed treason? Sedition?


128 posted on 09/15/2008 4:26:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Enchante

This is hugh and series.
This alone deserves a nationwide campaign ad.
Talk about “supporting the troops”- Obama seeks to delay a victory so he can claim it?


129 posted on 09/15/2008 4:29:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Enchante

Black Whiteguilt Oblack wanted to keep the issue of Iraq and knew if this agreement was made the war would be off the table. No wonder he came up w/the 16 mo withdrawl and Iraq magically agreed. What a phony.

Pray for W, McCuda and Our Troops


130 posted on 09/15/2008 4:30:22 AM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: NinoFan
It has every reason to be a big scandal, but it’ll go away somehow. Nothing seems to stick to Obama.

Only if we let the media ignore it.

131 posted on 09/15/2008 4:31:27 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Enchante
This is huge (and serious) -- Iraqi Foreign Minister says Obamessiah tried to interfere with negotiations about the status of forces agreement and impending US troop withdrawals to try to push everything later..... he claims he wants troop withdrawals but he interfered to try to prevent any progress before the election.

We need to make sure the media reports this.

132 posted on 09/15/2008 4:32:08 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: nobama08; All

Keep it in Breaking News...Rush will see it. And it’s on Drudge.


133 posted on 09/15/2008 4:32:40 AM 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: Enchante

bump for later reading...


134 posted on 09/15/2008 4:32:52 AM PDT by saluki_in_ohio (I believe I am the only conservative living in Oregon.....)
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To: Enchante

If this is true, it’s a clear violation of the Logan Act.

If true, Zerobama should rightly by sharing a cell with Bruno, who hasn’t been with a woman in 17 years.


135 posted on 09/15/2008 4:32:59 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Enchante

I am reminded of the Leftist concocted crap back in the ‘80’s that allegedly the Reagan/G.H.W.Bush team negotiated privately with the Iranians to not release the hostages until after the election then. Pure fabrication.

This is from a very reputable source I believe having read much of Amir Taheri’s work in the past, but we need to have some quality supportive source to back up the claim.

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari could be asked to confirm this report by another reputable, respected, preferably neutral source if anyone can think of one.

Seems the entire World is involved in our elections, and much of the World seems to be in Socialist Obama’s pocket.


136 posted on 09/15/2008 4:33:20 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: Enchante
Treasonous muzzie bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS

137 posted on 09/15/2008 4:34:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: Enchante

Many people will never here about this unless it ends up in a campaign ad. The democrats want to derail the war effort. They are more concerned with politics than America’s security.


138 posted on 09/15/2008 4:37:38 AM PDT by John Robie
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To: Enchante

ping to self...keep following this issue


139 posted on 09/15/2008 4:38:04 AM PDT by PjhCPA (Palin is HOT!!!!)
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To: chessplayer; Enchante
Thank you for posting that. It is clear that if the author cannot come up with cooperation the story goes nowhere. And it should go nowhere.

However, it remains for the Foreign Minister to confirm or deny and for the other government officials whom the author says were importuned by Obama to speak up.

The matter turns 100% on the existence or absence of corroboration.


140 posted on 09/15/2008 4:39:09 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

“First, is this an opinion piece or is this a news piece?”

Thats what I`ve been wondering, too. It`s not in the news or opinion sections. It`s in the columnist section. If this is supposed to be a straight news story, should`nt it be in the news section?


141 posted on 09/15/2008 4:41:02 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: tina07

> He should be charged with something, reprimanded in the
> Senate, SOMETHING????

At the very least, it’s grounds for having your passport pulled. See page 6 of your American passport.


142 posted on 09/15/2008 4:43:40 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: nathanbedford
“It is not the nature of the evidence... but the seriousness of the charge”. nancy pelosi
143 posted on 09/15/2008 4:43:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: Fed_up_in_PA

Obama’s flipflopped so often and still maintained a certain level of support that I can only assume his followers are what so many here have said they are—religious fanatics who believe in the MAN over any of his actions or beliefs. Their motto seems to be a reversal of a Marx Brothers routine— Whatever he’s for, I’m for it.


144 posted on 09/15/2008 4:45:17 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sarah Palin--the man Biden and Obama wish they could be.)
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To: Enchante

shouldn’t this be considered a criminal act?


145 posted on 09/15/2008 4:46:56 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Kakaze
Bardering, the lives of troops for political advancement.

BINGO!

146 posted on 09/15/2008 4:47:59 AM PDT by maggief (Read my lip-stick!)
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To: rockinqsranch

You are exactly right. There must be corroborating evidence.


147 posted on 09/15/2008 4:50:09 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: Scotswife

The accusation enough is damaging, even now if theres a retraction tried, theres still an enormous amount of people that wont believe him, Obama’s dangerous background quite frankly is enough to convince me he did this.


148 posted on 09/15/2008 4:50:27 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Enchante

Drudge has it.


149 posted on 09/15/2008 4:50:29 AM PDT by Shady Ray
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To: Enchante

National Review Online has it in its Web Briefing.


150 posted on 09/15/2008 4:50:31 AM PDT by Shady Ray
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