Monday, September 15, 2008

Obama Tried To Delay US Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

Democrat presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama is in clear violation of the Logan Act. And he needs to be nailed for it.

For those of you who might have forgotten, the Logan Act prohibits anyone not authorized by the US government directly to do so from negotiating with foreign leaders on America's behalf.

Apparently The Chosen One, while campaigning publicly for a speedy withdrawal from Iraq tried to negotiate in private with the Iraqi government to delay a US withdrawal until he's in office. :

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."

Of course, the real reason is that Obama wanted the political credit for bringing the troops home. And to get it, he was willing to go behind our own government's back and weaken their position with a foreign nation.

And here's a little something for Leftard anti-war folks who think Obama walks on water- Obama's new official position is that all US troops should be out within sixteen months.But what he was trying to do behind the scenes would have made that deadline impossible to meet:

Supposing he wins, Obama's administration wouldn't be fully operational before February - and naming a new ambassador to Baghdad and forming a new negotiation team might take longer still.

By then, Iraq will be in the throes of its own campaign season. Judging by the past two elections, forming a new coalition government may then take three months. So the Iraqi negotiating team might not be in place until next June.

Then, judging by how long the current talks have taken, restarting the process from scratch would leave the two sides needing at least six months to come up with a draft accord. That puts us at May 2010 for when the draft might be submitted to the Iraqi parliament - which might well need another six months
to pass it into law.

The one thing that strikes about the Chosen One isn't his 'charisma' or supposed 'intelligence.' It's his willingness say anything and to sell out just about anything and anybody whenever it's convenient for his own ambition and desires.

And that, by the way, is an almost textbook definition of a sociopath.

UPDATE: The McCain camp is demanding answers from Obama on this:

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


TypewriterStreaming said...

Obama is not only a sociopath - He and Howard Dean (panderer to the Euorpean Socialist Party see therealbarackobama) have Shared Delusional Disorder.

Anonymous said...

tws is that another way of saying they share the same brain?