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McCain Responds to Obama's Reported Undermining of the Commander-In-Chief During Wartime
National Review Online ^ | September 15, 2008 | Andy McCarthy

Posted on 09/15/2008 5:01:12 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns

McCain Responds to Obama's Reported Undermining of the Commander-In-Chief During Wartime [Andy McCarthy]

The McCain Campaign has issued a statement responding to the report from Amer Taheri (see today's web briefing) that Sen. Obama secretly negotiated with the Iraqi government regarding U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. McCain spokesman Randy Scheunemann stated as follows:

At this point, it is not yet clear what official American negotiations Senator Obama tried to undermine with Iraqi leaders, but the possibility of such actions is unprecedented. It should be concerning to all that he reportedly urged that the democratically-elected Iraqi government listen to him rather than the US administration in power. If news reports are accurate, this is an egregious act of political interference by a presidential candidate seeking political advantage overseas. Senator Obama needs to reveal what he said to Iraq's Foreign Minister during their closed door meeting. The charge that he sought to delay the withdrawal of Americans from Iraq raises serious questions about Senator Obama's judgment and it demands an explanation.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amertaheri; egregious; electionpresident; foreignpolicy; interference; iraq; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden; obamagate; obamasbigadventure; obamatruthfile; response; treason
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1 posted on 09/15/2008 5:01:13 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Roscoe Karns

Word up


2 posted on 09/15/2008 5:02:31 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Glad to see they’re not ignoring this.


3 posted on 09/15/2008 5:03:04 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Roscoe Karns

It sure does....bttt!


4 posted on 09/15/2008 5:03:09 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Roscoe Karns

Good initial response. Obama will cry foul, then McCain should follow up with charges. Uh, yeah.


5 posted on 09/15/2008 5:03:25 PM PDT by bcsco (Sarah America! Ignore the lipstik at your peril!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Good! Too much has been let slide by. This one cannot be ignored.


6 posted on 09/15/2008 5:03:31 PM 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: Roscoe Karns

NOW the MSM will have to respond.

C’mon Obambi! Spin, baby, SPIN!


7 posted on 09/15/2008 5:04:19 PM PDT by PhilosopherStones
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To: Roscoe Karns

HELL YEAH!


8 posted on 09/15/2008 5:04:34 PM PDT by FreeLuna
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To: Roscoe Karns

They need to shove this issue right up Obama’s rear end.


9 posted on 09/15/2008 5:04:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Bump!


10 posted on 09/15/2008 5:05:11 PM PDT by A. Morgan (VOTE FOR Obama N' we'll be up to our necks in TAXES and OUTA' GAS!)
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To: TheWasteLand
Glad to see they’re not ignoring this.

Now the MSM will be harder pressed to keep ignoring it, as they must report the latest outrageous McCain attack.

11 posted on 09/15/2008 5:05:31 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: NonValueAdded

Yes, this is a matter of National Security for political power and treasonous at the least. If this is true, he needs to not only be brought up on charges, but removed from office immediately.

McCain vs Biden. Hoo ya!


12 posted on 09/15/2008 5:05:34 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: NonValueAdded

I hope this doesn’t get buried in the Wall Street meltdown news.


13 posted on 09/15/2008 5:06:01 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Roscoe Karns

I hope this grow legs and puts him under permanently.

This is beyond reprehensible.

Very likely this is a Felony.


14 posted on 09/15/2008 5:06:52 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Considering that there are 2 stories in BREAKING regarding this story, can we also put this story in BREAKING????


15 posted on 09/15/2008 5:06:59 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: Roscoe Karns

I hope this grow legs and puts him under permanently.

This is beyond reprehensible.

Very likely this is a Felony.


16 posted on 09/15/2008 5:07:10 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: Roscoe Karns
The Obama campaign will have to give a detailed statement on this in the next 24 hours.

When he does, that statement will be intensely scrutinized.

If the White House or the State Department is forced to comment on this, the fur will really start flying.

17 posted on 09/15/2008 5:07:10 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Roscoe Karns
That is a sensible response from John McCain.

One of my biggest problems with Barack Hussein Obama is that he does not sound sensible when I hear him unfiltered and unedited. Sometimes he sounds like another left-wing kook. other times, he sounds like he is trying to sound smart, without succeeding. He's about as persuasive as Ted Kennedy. Their ACU ratings are about the same.

18 posted on 09/15/2008 5:07:48 PM PDT by ChessExpert (If it had been up to Hussein Obama, Saddam Hussein would still be in power)
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To: Roscoe Karns
That is a sensible response from John McCain.

One of my biggest problems with Barack Hussein Obama is that he does not sound sensible when I hear him unfiltered and unedited. Sometimes he sounds like another left-wing kook. other times, he sounds like he is trying to sound smart, without succeeding. He's about as persuasive as Ted Kennedy. Their ACU ratings are about the same.

19 posted on 09/15/2008 5:07:58 PM PDT by ChessExpert (If it had been up to Hussein Obama, Saddam Hussein would still be in power)
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To: Roscoe Karns
"Senator Obama tried to undermine with Iraqi leaders, but the possibility of such actions is unprecedented. It should be concerning to all that he reportedly urged that the democratically-elected Iraqi government listen to him rather than the US administration in power. If news reports are accurate, this is an egregious act of political interference by a presidential candidate seeking political advantage overseas."

What a GREAT response, and OsamaObama is now totally on the Defensive with this statment hanging over his head. We cannot depend on the MSM to accurately portray the seriousness of this covert operation by The Messiah, but it should be trumpeted by GWB also, whereas the actions were CLEARLY interfering in a foreign country where American Troops are deployed and at risk.

20 posted on 09/15/2008 5:08:40 PM PDT by traditional1 ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery")
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To: Roscoe Karns

Very good. I’m glad they didn’t let it pass unremarked.


21 posted on 09/15/2008 5:09:30 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Bump


22 posted on 09/15/2008 5:09:37 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: NonValueAdded

Any background info on this....it is the first I’ve heard of it.


23 posted on 09/15/2008 5:09:58 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Liberal hypocrisy....so obvious, even a caveman could see it..................)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Just in time for when McCain does all the morning shows tomorrow.


24 posted on 09/15/2008 5:10:02 PM 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: Roscoe Karns

OUCH......

Sounds like Barrack H. Obama is in a sinking ship with no life boats.


25 posted on 09/15/2008 5:10:12 PM PDT by stockpirate (Be a maverick, support McCain/Palin 2008- SarahBaracuda)
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To: Roscoe Karns


26 posted on 09/15/2008 5:10:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: Anti-Hillary; Admin Moderator

Put in Breaking News?


27 posted on 09/15/2008 5:10:31 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: MamaLucci

Huge thread in Breaking News...first reported in the NY Post and then on Fox, Drudge, Rush, Mark Levin, etc.


28 posted on 09/15/2008 5:11:21 PM 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: autumnraine
McCain vs Biden. Hoo ya!

Not necessarily. Unless DemonRat party rules require it. More likely the DNC would pick a "more suitable" candidate, should The Messiah become untenable, or withdraw (like that going to happen..NOT). Remember this whole party and party candidate selection is aconstitutional, and in many respect alegal as well. The parties are free to nominate whomever they wish, at least up to the filing deadline in the individual states. Even after then, should the Anointed One be removed in disgrace, the electors pledged to him could just vote for the New Anointed One..say Hillary perhaps? Biden might find himself VP candidate with her Thighness, if he's lucky. If he's not he could be replaced as well, under some pretext or other, with one of Hillary's cronies.

29 posted on 09/15/2008 5:11:31 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Anti-Hillary; Admin Moderator

Can this go in breaking news?


30 posted on 09/15/2008 5:11:51 PM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK!!!)
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To: Roscoe Karns
If substantiated, this one might just sink him.

McCain-Palin 2008

31 posted on 09/15/2008 5:11:54 PM PDT by cybervyk (How I see it, he can't ACT much more reasonably than choosing Palin. He's got my vote.)
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To: All

Check out:

Obama’s Talk with Iraqi Foreign Minister (Obama’s version)

at

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2083101/posts


32 posted on 09/15/2008 5:12:02 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: bcsco
Zero's campaign has already denied the report! I am stunned!/s
33 posted on 09/15/2008 5:12:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MamaLucci

http://www.nypost.com/seven/09152008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/obama_tried_to_stall_gis_iraq_withdrawal_129150.htm

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_campaign_contests_Taheri_column.html?showall


34 posted on 09/15/2008 5:12:48 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Roscoe Karns; Anti-Hillary; Admin Moderator
Put in Breaking News?

ABSOLUTELY

35 posted on 09/15/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: Roscoe Karns
Obama was just trying to make sure he has more "foreign policy" experience than Palin does.

ML/NJ

36 posted on 09/15/2008 5:13:09 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Roscoe Karns

Wanna hear DemocRATs whine?
Announce that after McCain and Palin win there will be trials concerning the Obama attempt to undermine the President during time of War.


37 posted on 09/15/2008 5:13:39 PM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: MamaLucci


RUSH: On Summer Trip to Iraq, Obama Tried to Delay US Troop Pullout
38 posted on 09/15/2008 5:14:42 PM 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: Roscoe Karns
Excellent !

The McPalin team is handling this deftly, imho.

Very glad to see they've not let it slide !

39 posted on 09/15/2008 5:14:50 PM PDT by tomkat (American craftsman)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Looks like Obamama stepped in it BIGTIME and he won't be able to get this off his shoes anytime soon. He is delusional and thinks HE is the President.
40 posted on 09/15/2008 5:14:56 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Plutarch

You’re right. Much harder for the MSM to ignore now.


41 posted on 09/15/2008 5:15:14 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Roscoe Karns

I hope Amer Taheri isn’t a goofball. From what I understand, he has been dubious in other ‘sources’.

I want a confirmation or denial from the Iraqi Defense Minister.


42 posted on 09/15/2008 5:16:06 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Roscoe Karns

I sure hope they are interrogating the Iraqi leaders he spoke to.


43 posted on 09/15/2008 5:16:10 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Roscoe Karns

McCain has an ad almost made. First are the statement made back in May (reported in NYT and others), quotes from the Iraqi Foreign Minister, then Obama’s response. A lot of play here. Obama (and the Democrat MSM) will spin this as having been out there for a while but what was out there was only Obama’s side of the conversation.


44 posted on 09/15/2008 5:16:39 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Preserve Youtube Clips Before They Disappear - www.keepvid.com)
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To: Roscoe Karns

For a guy who isn’t supposed to know much about the internet, McCain is kicking Obama’s caboose all over the map on you-tube and other video or media productions. Perhaps it’s Obama that doesn’t know as much as he thought about the internet.


45 posted on 09/15/2008 5:19:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac President. Obama the strychnine president.)
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To: Miss Didi

Thanks!


46 posted on 09/15/2008 5:19:35 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Liberal hypocrisy....so obvious, even a caveman could see it..................)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Guys - Color me skeptical that Obama actually did this. This is something that is beyond the imagination. It cannot be. This will turn out to be THE story of the decade and IF TRUE will surely lead to the immediate suspension of the Obama / Biden campaign.
47 posted on 09/15/2008 5:19:51 PM PDT by atc23 (Community Organizer? You mean Street Hustler?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Glad you put in the /s tag. They can deny (or spin) it all they want. Until a counter response comes from the Iraqi government, they’re caught up in their lies. General David Petraeus has also been linked in earlier threads where he was approached by Obama. This could get very interesting.

I hope Obama keeps denying the story.


48 posted on 09/15/2008 5:20:21 PM PDT by bcsco (Sarah America! Ignore the lipstik at your peril!)
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To: torchthemummy; Norman Bates; OnTheDress; Clintons Are White Trash; Uriah_lost; GoldwaterChick; ...
I smell a Schmidt Storm!



Freepmail me if you'd like on or off this list!
49 posted on 09/15/2008 5:20:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Roscoe Karns
MODERATOR: Senator Obama, isn't it true you have much more experience than Governor Palin in illegal foreign negotiations which obstruct official policy for partisan advantage?

SENATOR OBAMA: Why yes, Brit, it is a matter of record that I have much more--uh, uh, now wait a minute, wait, uh, that's, that's a trick question--isn't it--


50 posted on 09/15/2008 5:20:58 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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