Friday, November 7, 2008

The Unraveling: 0's Meddling in Iraq, Confirmed

In an often quoted post of September 17, "The Hidden Sinisterisms of the O Campaign" we reported as follows:

First the explosives. The media are nowhere in evidence in the matter, but the initial charges were laid out nevertheless in a NY Post article titled "Obama Tried to Stall GIs' Iraq Withdrawal" (...)

Amir Tehari alleges that Obama on his recent fact-finding mission in Iraq a few months ago, against official policy ... "(...) 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. (...)

- Caption: Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Foreign Secr. Condoleezza Rice -

Video material is available here. The McCain camp has responded that "(...) 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. (...)" >>>

During the same trip Obama also tried to persuade the US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, to suggest a "realistic withdrawal date." They declined. (...)". Bob Owens in a PJs article "Obama’s Questionable Diplomacy in Iraq" had a reaction to the allegations from the Multi-National Force Iraq Press Desk.

Fast forward to breaking news this morning by The Right Perspective, mentioning the comments made by an Iraqi MP in newspaper Aswat al Iraq. The article "Lawmakers call on Obama to pull out troops from Iraq" quotes legislature Mohammed al-Mehmedawi of al-Fadila bloc saying ...
“Obama advised Iraqi politicians not to sign the pact.” “He did so because he believed that if the pact would not be signed, it would be a landmark for republicans’ policy failure in Iraq,” he noted.
The keen observer may have noticed nothing was spared in the Obama campaign to win the Presidency. A number of efforts crossed the line of generally accepted standards of proper conduct. The above was clearly one of them.

One cannot help wondering, will the unraveling continue?

- Filed in Articles in "The Pomo Presidency" -


James Higham said...

Oh, I'm sure it will, Cassandra.

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