Category Archives: Iraq

Obama: I Ain't 'Barack The Bomb Thrower'

There is no cure for stupidity.

Barack Obama

Another Obama Gaffe:

Obama said sometimes police arrest the wrong person, confusing ‘‘Muhammad the terrorist’’ with ‘‘Muhammad the cab driver’’ or ‘‘Barack the bomb-thrower’’ with ‘‘Barack, the guy running for president.’’

Of course it depends on what kind of bomb he is throwing.

Obama’s ‘macaca moment’ this will bury him as  macaca did to  George Allen

The man is not too swift.

Al-Jazeera Plans Live Television Coverage Of Democrat Convention Feting Barack H. Obama

Al-Jazeera & Dems Join Forces At Democrat Convention In Denver, CO

Al-Jazeera plans to televise the Democrat Party Convention in Denver to all of the Middle East Muslim nations.  No surprise here. Barack Hussein Obama is their favorite candidate.

From the Rocky Mountain News:

The city of Golden has rolled out the welcome mat for a global Arab news network that the Bush administration has condemned for its reporting of the Iraq war.

When Al-Jazeera comes to Colorado to cover the Democratic National Convention this month, it will use Golden as the backdrop to show the Arab world what life is like in a typical U.S. town.

“It’s a great opportunity to share a slice of life in small-town America in the midst of an engaging Democratic process,” Golden Mayor Jacob Smith said. “I’m sure we’ll learn a lot in the process, and so will Arabs about us.”

Al-Jazeera, which some describe as the CNN of the Arabic-speaking world, reaches 120 million viewers in 80 countries.

The U.S. has criticized Al- Jazeera for running stories on civilian casualties during the Iraq war. The station also broadcast videotaped statements from Osama bin Laden after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“The U.S. government does not like Al-Jazeera because there’s a sense they feed into anti-U.S. sentiment,” said Bella Mody, a professor of journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She called Al-Jazeera “an excellent alternative news source.”

“Its mission is to represent the Arab streets to the rest of the world and present the rest of the world to the Arab streets,” she said.

Al-Jazeera program directors could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

The main station broadcast is in Arabic, but about three years ago, the network began an English-language news channel that airs on the Internet.

Al-Jazeera’s Washington bureau will broadcast from both Denver and Golden, reporting on issues that will include the economy, the environment, health care and the Iraq war.

The backdrop for its Aug. 27 broadcast from Golden will be the Buffalo Rose, an iconic bar in the heart of downtown, where the college-educated townies and tattooed Harley riders blow off steam after work.

On Aug. 28, the day of Barack Obama’s speech, an al-Jazeera crew will broadcast from a bar near Invesco Field at Mile High, Golden officials said.

t/b: Michelle Malkin


Barack Obama's Broken Committment To Meet With Injured Troops

Quote of the Week:

“The most solemn duty of a commander in chief is to fulfill his responsibility to the men and women who serve this country in uniform. Barack Obama had scheduled a visit with wounded American troops who have served with honor and distinction in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he broke that commitment, instead flitting from one European capital to the next. Several explanations were offered, none was convincing and each was at odds with the statements of American military leaders in Germany and Washington. For a young man so apt at playing president, Barack Obama badly misjudged the important demands of the office he seeks. Visits with world leaders and speeches to cheering Europeans shouldn’t be a substitute for comforting injured American heroes.”

t/b: Eagle’s Nest

After Visiting Iraq Obama Won't Acknowledge That The Surge Is A Success

Barack Obama on his “Most Excellent World Tour” (The Iraq Stop) defends his position that the surge in Iraq did not work.  In an interview on ABC (All Barack Channel) Obama would not acknowledge that the surge in Iraq has been successful.

The Obama-Rama keeps on rolling along.

t/b: Michelle MalkinHot Air

Poll: Increasing Number Of Americans Believe We Are Winning The War In Iraq

The Democrats are living in a dangerous pre 9-11 world.  No wonder their approval rating is at an all time low (according to Gallup). Will the voters wake up in time and  vote the Dems out of their  leadership positions in Congress?

From Rasmusseen:

Nearly half of Americans (48%) now believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror, as opposed to 20% who give the nod to the terrorists, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national survey. These figures reflect a dramatic improvement from a year ago—in July 2007, only 36% thought the U.S. and its allies were winning. An equal number thought the terrorists held the advantage.

The 28-point difference is the most favorable margin recorded by Rasmussen Reports since tracking began in January 2004 and seems to reflect a growing confidence among adults that the tide is turning in Iraq and in the war on terror in general. The previous high was established on September 6, 2004 when 52% thought the U.S. and its allies were winning but 26% thought the terrorists were winning at that time for a 26-point favorable margin.

Almost half believe we are safer now than we were before 9-11. The Democrats still live in the 9-10-01 world.

45% now believe the United States is safer today than it was before the Sept. 11, 2001

Murtha Backtracks OnThe Surge, Misrepresents Facts Of Iraqi War, Praises Obama's Inexperience

John Murtha grudgingly admits the surge is working in an interview in Pittsburgh but misrepresents facts about the Iraqi war. What follows is what was left on the cutting room floor.

The worst enemy of the left are their lies exposed on the internet.

3500 Barrels Of Yellowcake Uranium Transported From Iraq To Canada

550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium worth millions of dollars were shipped out of Iraq to Canada. The uranium was transported in 37 military flights in 3,500 secure barrels.

Though the yellowcake had been in Iraq for some time and had been discovered by the United Nations inspectors after the first Gulf War in during the Senior President Bush’s presidency the material has finally been removed. This is a fact the Democrats don’t want publicized and the MSM will oblige.

So much for the the Democrats and Joe Wilson’s claim of no WMD’s. Saddam Hussein was planning for a nuclear arsenal.

From The NY Sun:

There hasn’t been much of a fuss about this material because it had been discovered already by United Nations inspectors after the first Gulf War. But it took a second American war in Iraq to move the material out of the Middle East. For all the talk about America’s failure to discover Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, this is a big deal. We’ve reported on claims by top Israeli officials speaking on the record that Iraq smuggled its chemical weapons to Syria before America invaded in 2003.

The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. Saddam Hussein had already invaded Kuwait, launched missiles into Israeli cities, and harbored a terrorist group, the PKK, hostile to America’s NATO ally, Turkey. To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam and the same corrupt United Nations that failed to stop the genocide in Darfur and was guilty of the oil-for-food scandal would have been too big a risk.

From the beginning we have called for making the Iraq War a case study in democratization rather than disarmament, realizing that nuclear weapons, like any other weapons, are only dangerous in the hands of outlaws. Iraq’s government is no longer hostile to America. It is grateful to us for freeing them from Saddam, who would rather spend money on palaces and yellowcake than on feeding the Iraqi people. But should America retreat prematurely from Iraq and a hostile regime again take hold there, we all will be safer for the act that 550 tons of nuclear fuel are now being put to peaceful use in Canada rather than being stored a few miles from Baghdad.

There should not be any doubt of Saddam Hussein’s intentions leading up to the invasion in 2003.

The Flip Flopping Obama-Rama: Then and Now, Refining Withdrawal

From Barack Obama’s Website as of July 3, 2008 (he might change it to satisfy his present position):

Barack Obama’s Plan
Judgment You Can Trust

As a candidate for the United States Senate in 2002, Obama put his political career on the line to oppose going to war in Iraq, and warned of “an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs, and undetermined consequences.” Obama has been a consistent, principled and vocal opponent of the war in Iraq.

* In 2003 and 2004, he spoke out against the war on the campaign trail;
* In 2005, he called for a phased withdrawal of our troops;
* In 2006, he called for a timetable to remove our troops, a political solution within Iraq, and aggressive diplomacy with all of Iraq’s neighbors;
* In January 2007, he introduced legislation in the Senate to remove all of our combat troops from Iraq by March 2008.
* In September 2007, he laid out a detailed plan for how he will end the war as president.

Bringing Our Troops Home

Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months. Obama will make it clear that we will not build any permanent bases in Iraq. He will keep some troops in Iraq to protect our embassy and diplomats; if al Qaeda attempts to build a base within Iraq, he will keep troops in Iraq or elsewhere in the region to carry out targeted strikes on al Qaeda.
Press Iraq’s Leaders to Reconcile

The best way to press Iraq’s leaders to take responsibility for their future is to make it clear that we are leaving. As we remove our troops, Obama will engage representatives from all levels of Iraqi society – in and out of government – to seek a new accord on Iraq’s Constitution and governance. The United Nations will play a central role in this convention, which should not adjourn until a new national accord is reached addressing tough questions like federalism and oil revenue-sharing.
Regional Diplomacy

Obama will launch the most aggressive diplomatic effort in recent American history to reach a new compact on the stability of Iraq and the Middle East. This effort will include all of Iraq’s neighbors — including Iran and Syria. This compact will aim to secure Iraq’s borders; keep neighboring countries from meddling inside Iraq; isolate al Qaeda; support reconciliation among Iraq’s sectarian groups; and provide financial support for Iraq’s reconstruction.
Humanitarian Initiative

Obama believes that America has a moral and security responsibility to confront Iraq’s humanitarian crisis — two million Iraqis are refugees; two million more are displaced inside their own country. Obama will form an international working group to address this crisis. He will provide at least $2 billion to expand services to Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries, and ensure that Iraqis inside their own country can find a safe-haven.

Obama has a plan to immediately begin withdrawing our troops engaged in combat operations at a pace of one or two brigades every month, to be completed by the end of next year. He would call for a new constitutional convention in Iraq, convened with the United Nations, which would not adjourn until Iraq’s leaders reach a new accord on reconciliation. He would use presidential leadership to surge our diplomacy with all of the nations of the region on behalf of a new regional security compact. And he would take immediate steps to confront the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Iraq.

Barack Obama now.

He might change refine his steadfast position on Iraq.

His most recent remarks July 3, 2008:

“I am going to do a thorough assessment when I’m there,” he told reporters on the airport tarmac here. “I’m sure I’ll have more information and continue to refine my policy.”

“I’m going to continue to gather information to see whether those conditions still hold,” he said. “My goal is to end this conflict as soon as possible.”

“My 16-month timeline, if you examine everything that I’ve said, was always premised on making sure that our troops were safe…I said that based on the information that we had received from our commanders that one to two brigades a month could be pulled out safely, from a logistical perspective. My guiding approach continues to be that we’ve got to make sure that our troops are safe and that Iraq is stable.”.

Democrats Praise Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Foreign Terrorists Constitutional Rights

Democrats praise the Supreme Court ruling that gives suspected terrorists held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay the right to challenge their detention in federal court.

Barack Obama praised the 5-4 ruling that allows terrorists awaiting military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay to appeal their cases to U.S. civilian courts.

“The court’s decision is a rejection of the Bush administration’s attempt to create a legal black hole at Guantanamo — yet another failed policy supported by John McCain,” Obama said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised the Court for “uphold[ing] the constitution of the United States” and reiterated her desire to see Gitmo shut down.

Other Democrats quickly followed suit after the court ruled 5-4 that the U.S. military lacks the legal authority to prosecute as many as 300 prisoners. The detainees sued the government to contest their imprisonment and the current rules used to try them in military tribunals.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in Boumediene v. Bush is a stinging rebuke of the Bush administration’s flawed detention policies,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), “and a vindication for those who have also argued from the beginning that it was unwise as well as unconstitutional.”

The issue has often spilled over from the courts into the legislative branch. In 2006, Congress passed a law limiting the court jurisdiction to hear similar types of challenges.

“Time after time,” says Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), “the Supreme Court has rebuffed the administration’s attempts to undermine the Constitution.”

Senator Lindsey Graham(R- SC) on the decision:

“The American people are going to wake up tomorrow and be shocked to hear that a member of Al Qaeda has the same constitutional rights as an American citizen,” said Graham.

“[Even] the Nazis never had that right.”

Nothing more to be said… Democrats support our enemies. To hell with the strict enforcement of the Constitution.

Tennessee Democrat Worries Obama May Have Terrorist Connections

Barack Obama’s ‘don’t smear me‘ campaign may have to go into overdrive. Even fellow Democrat Party members have their doubts about his candidacy. A Tennessee Democrat is suspicious that Obama may have connections to the terrorists. Not good news for Barry.

From The City Paper:

The rise of Sen. Barack Obama, to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee has put most of his party’s faithful on his bandwagon — but not Lincoln Davis, a rural Tennessee Congressman with gubernatorial ambitions.

Davis (D-Pall Mall) is not yet endorsing the presumptive nominee in Obama, saying he’ll wait until the late August Democratic Party national convention.

In Davis’ sprawling 4th Congressional District — which ranges from as far west as Hickman County to as far east as the upper Cumberland Plateau — less than a quarter of Democrats in the largely rural district voted for Obama, the nation’s first African-American presidential candidate nominated by a major party, in Tennessee’s presidential primary.

Davis, a rural white Congressman, represents two-dozen counties — 21 in their entirety and three in part — including Williamson’s southwestern corner.

In February’s Tennessee Democratic primary, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) won 23 of those 24 counties, garnering 68 percent of the vote compared to Obama’s 23 percent. Obama won only Williamson County.

When examining the 21 counties resting entirely within Davis’ district, Clinton’s numbers rise from 68 percent to winning 73 percent of the vote. Obama won a meager 18 percent.

A Democrat Executive committee member speculates about Barack’s Connections:

Fred Hobbs, a state Democratic Party Executive Committee member representing part of Davis’ district, said he understands why Davis is not endorsing Obama and is “skeptical” of the Illinois senator himself.

“Maybe [it’s] the same reason I don’t want to — I don’t exactly approve of a lot of the things he stands for and I’m not sure we know enough about him,” Hobbs said when asked why he thought Davis wasn’t endorsing Obama. “He’s got some bad connections, and he may be terrorist connected for all I can tell. It sounds kind of like he may be.”

Davis was not made available for comment.

His chief of staff, Beecher Frasier, said he doesn’t know for sure if Obama is “terrorist connected” but he assumes he’s not.

This hints that many more Democrats may have reservations about Barack Hussein Obama. His half brother, Malik Obama, confirmed that Barack was raised as a Muslim. The Obama camp says that is completely untrue and that he was Christian out of the womb. Confirmation of that might be disclosure of his birth certificate.