I cannot remember a campaign that produces multiple gaffs...every single day. It's truly amazing and nobody in the press is calling him on it.
Side Note: It looks like this month (May 2008) is on track to be the lowest casualty month for US forces since the Iraq war began in 2003. Good news for America, bad news for Democrats.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I cannot remember a campaign that produces multiple gaffs...every single day. It's truly amazing and nobody in the press is calling him on it.
I have actually landed at this airport a few times, flying Continental out of Houston. US pilots are required to get special training and certification before landing in Tegucigalpa. It's a rather short runway surrounded by mountains. I can tell you that it is an unnerving experience, especially when you get tropical thunderstorms.
I post this in response to the latest TACA crash in Tegucigalpa.
Of course Obama's Rev. Michael Pfleger and Rev. Wright are just misunderstood. I agree whoeheartedly with these comments from Monsignor Jim Lisante. The truth shall set you free.
To understand the Dunkin-Donut-Racheal Ray-Kaffiah controversy one must have a minimal understanding of the history, otherwise, the entire matter can easily be portrayed as "it's just a scarf," as many on the left have been doing...knowing full well that most Americans have no clue what the fuss is all about. Political advantage is always on the side of those who appeal to ignorance, so to counter that let's do a tiny history lesson:
The Kaffiah is a scarf that has been culturally associated mostly (but not exclusively) with Sunni-Muslim Arabs of the Middle East, for centuries. It is worn around the neck or as a head covering and until modern times had no political meaning.
By the early 1960's, Arabs living in and around the newly formed state of Israel began to refer to themselves as "Palestinians" and to identify themselves as a separate and distinct national group. Before the creation of Israel in 1948, it was the Jews who called themselves Palestinians and the Arabs referred to themselves simply as "Arabs."
The emerging leader of this new Arab-Palestinian identity was a man named Yasser Arafat and he adopted the traditional Arab Kaffiah as his most visible and symbolic attire... and was almost never seen in public without it.
by the early 1970's Yasser Arafat had already earned the reputation as the worlds foremost pioneer of modern international terrorism... Hostage taking, political hijackings of aircraft, assassinations, bombings and massacres of civilian targets. Yasser Arafat became an international symbol of "Resistance" to the west in general and to Israel specifically. Those who identified with his cause quickly adopted his symbol, the Kaffiah, not merely as a scarf but as a pure political statement of identification with his cause and even his methods.
And because that cause was heavily supported by the Soviet communist regime, it was not long before extreme left-wing terrorist organizations in the West that had little to do with the Palestinian cause also adopted the Kaffiah as well: Italy's Red Brigades, and Germany's Badar Meinhoff gang...etc.... Every leftist violent radical terrorist with a cause soon adopted the Kaffiah as their symbol as well.
Gradually, over time, the Palestinian cause became more socially acceptable in "polite" liberal circles in the West and the Kaffiah came along for the "mainstreaming" ride. It is now marketed to youth as a "hip", fashionable expression of rebellion and resistance against authority... much in the same way that Che Guevara images, and green side bags with a large red star symbolizing Communist, Maoist ideology have become all the rage in Hollywood. Some even market it as "peace" symbols. George Orwell would be proud.
Those who have no knowledge of this history will simply not understand the issue (and sadly, that is most people). They have no way of understanding it or relating to the evil that it has symbolized over the years. That is how media types can refer to the Kaffiah as "just a scarf" with a straight face, or a Che T-shirt as "just a shirt". They simply don't get it. They would actually have to know history to get it and that just might be too much to ask.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
"I don't believe that my church is particularly controversial"
A sermon given just this Sunday! Please remember that Obama is still a member in good standing with this church. Again, he is a dues paying MEMBER of this church; not a casual acquaintance but a longstanding and current, prominent member of this church as these words are shouted from the pulpit. GOOD LORD!
National Review reported yesterday via the New York Times, that Obama earmarked $100,000 in taxpayer money for a "youth center" at the church run by this Rev. Michael Pfleger...the same "Rev." in the video:
Typical of Mr. Obama’s earmarks was a $100,000 grant for a youth center at a Catholic church run by the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a controversial priest who was one of the few South Side clergymen to back Mr. Obama against Mr. Rush.
Father Pfleger has long worked with South Side political leaders to reduce crime and improve the community. But he has drawn fire from some quarters for defending the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and inviting him to speak at his church. Father Pfleger, who did not return calls for comment, is one of the religious leaders whose “faith testimonials” Mr. Obama has posted on his presidential campaign Web site.
David Axelrod, the chief strategist for the Obama presidential campaign, said that Father Pfleger was “remaking the face” of Chicago’s South Side and that all of Mr. Obama’s earmarks went to worthy programs like his.
Meanwhile, the President had some fun yesterday that the Air Force Academy graduation:
The blog "American Nonsense" are taking my writings, word for word, and pasting it on their site with no attribution or link. I have told them that they are free to use my writings as much as they want, I only ask that they attribute the writing to the Neocon Express. Here is one example of many. They are simply cutting out my entire posts and pasting it to their site as their own posts. I strongly suspect that they are taking posts not just from the Neocon Express, but from many blogs and posting as their own.
I encourage bloggers to Google the title of a few of their posts. You will likely find that a good number of your posts have been stolen in their entirety and posted on 'American Nonsense' as their own content with no mention of who wrote the material.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This seems a reasonably good, relatively inexpensive solution to Israel's Gaza missile problem, at least in the short term until something more perfect is developed and deployed. I think perhaps the Israelis don't want to admit that the US has developed a superior solution to their own and are letting ego and pride get in the way of defending civilians in the line of Hamas fire.
Atlas has the story here.
When Time Magazine are calling you unbalanced, you know you may have a problem. Rupert Murdoch does not mence words: "Olbermann is crazy" (as in mentally ill). These are statments of the obvious coming from folks in the industry.
Yet I am continuously amazed that MSNBC allow this type of incoherent gibberish to go on and on and on. With ratings in the toilet, the man just continues yaping and yaping with the emotional maturity of seven year old, and the intellectual depth of six year old. It's just amazing stuff... like a freak show. Is there anyone in charge over at MSNBC? Of course, I don't watch it on TV but friends send me this stuff on YouTube to point out how insane this guy is. Every once in a long while he'll say something true...kind of like the way a broken clock is right twice a day, or how even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while... Not the sharpest knife on the cutlery set, the elevator doesn't got to the top floor...etc... The man needs some serious mental help.
And when do I get to be called "the worst person in the world" on that guys show? It's almost like you haven't made it as a force for good unless you have been Olbermann's "worst person" so I'm looking forward to making it some time.
McClellan's new book is a negative reflection on the President, only to the extent that it exposes GW Bush as a bad judge of character for having hired McClellan in the first place. He was a terrible spokesman, and now as it turns out is the kind of disloyal, ungracious creep that even liberals hold in contempt....although they will be happy to use his phony material for talking points.
Another Big Obama Rally:
Today's Obama policy is to meet personally with the leaders of rouge nations, starting with Ahamadinejad of Iran. Yet he has never bothered to meet our commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus and has rebuffed Senator McCain's suggestion that they do a joint tour of Iraq, describing the idea as a "political stunt."
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
No big surprise here. Unfortunately, our friends on the left are sleepwalking through history. In an Al Qaeda world, our friends on the left will be the first to be put up against a wall and shot for their sub-standard values, yet they persist in providing aid and comfort to the very enemy that would do them in if it had half the chance. And the only thing standing between the fate mentioned above and our friends on the left, it that better men than themselves choose to take a stand and fight this insidious enemy.
Check out this image of Washington following a nuclear terror attack
Good lord! What the hell is wrong with people?
Apparently, Obama's uncle served in the Soviet Army... Because Auschwitz is in Poland and was liberated by the Soviet Army on January 27, 1945.
I blame the gaff on Obama's age....In all seriousness, I do give him credit for trying to relate to history...and perhaps his Uncle was attached to a unit that was involved in the liberation of some other concentration camp and Obama simply confused that camp with Auschwitz. We will need to do a little digging on that Uncle to verify that Obama's didn't just make up the entire story... like Hillary dodging sniper fire.
UPDATE: OK, it's now being reported that Obama's staff are working to correct the record: Obama now says it was not his Uncle, but Great Uncle who served in a unit that was involved in the liberation of...not Auschwitz, but a satellite camp of Buchenwald, another, much smaller concentration camp which was indeed liberated by US forces. OK lets assume that this version is correct.
So what harm is a little exaggeration between friends? I do find it interesting that Obama is suddenly taking such a keen interest in his mothers side of the family after attending 20 years at an "afro-centric" church that taught hate-whitey.
Fidel Castro Endorses Obama: Of course, Obama can't control who endorses him, but he must at least wonder why every terrorist organization, every Islamic radical and communist regime is endorsing him. Perhaps they are just falsely projecting their own beliefs on to Obama...but why would they feel comfortable doing that?
Obama: We must isolate... and engage Chavez. Apparently, he fails to see the contradiction... or we just fail to understand his oh-so complex nuance.
Bill Clinton: They Want Hillary to cry uncle before the Democratic Party has to decide what to do in Florida and Michigan - Why?
I don't usually agree with Bill Clinton but on this matter, his political analysis is absolutely correct. Hillary could easily end up with the most popular votes. That would embarrass the Democratic party.
Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson brought 40 wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., to the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The soldiers were provided a private jet over the weekend for an all-expenses-paid getaway with all the perks normally saved for casinos' richest regulars. They were greeted at the airport by Wayne Newton.
Riley, a 21-year-old from Catlett, Va., who also lost part of his left leg to an IED in Iraq, was so overwhelmed by the trip he decided with his fiancee, Alyssa Mergler, to make it their wedding weekend. They planned to wed Monday on a gold and white gondola, courtesy of Adelson, whom Mergler said insisted on having his staff handle the plans.
You can't buy better PR than this. A good move on Adelson's part, both as a gesture and for business.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force are investigating the incident, which occurred about 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I have mixed feelings about this clip, and about this post. On the one hand I do agree that Obama poses a serious threat to what I perceive as vital US interests in terms of public policy, both domestic and foreign... but this clip in my view goes too far by painting Obama as a threat to America itself. There are lunatics out there who will view this clip and the many others that are certain to follow, and get the impression that Obama is not merely a political opponent but an enemy. That is over the top, and I hope that people will be able to make the distinction.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
All you need to know about the Arab-Israeli conflict can be found in this little story. Egypt today cancelled a visit of a group of Israelis because they feared they would demand their property back. These are Israelis who were born in Egypt and whose families were forced to leave Egypt after Israel was created in 1948, and their properties were confiscated by the Egyptian government.
Of course, Egypt demands that All Palestinian Arabs who fled Israel as a result of the 1948 war (a war initiated by the Arabs to destroy Israel) be allowed to return to Israel and repossess any property they may have owned. But like all other Arab countries, have no intention of returning confiscated Jewish-owned property of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who fled Arab Lands.
According to official Arab statistics, 856,000 Jews left their homes in Arab countries from 1948 until the early 1970s. Some 680,000 resettled in Israel, their descendants, and those of Iranian and Turkish Jews now number 3.06 Million Israelis, or 5.4 - 5.8 Million Jewish Citizens worldwide. They left behind property valued today at more than $300 billion. Jewish-owned real-estate left behind in Arab lands has been estimated at 100,000 square kilometers (four times the size of the entire State of Israel).
Somehow, you never hear about this from those promoting the Palestinian cause. Hmmmm, I wonder why?
Friday, May 23, 2008
"You have earned your place along side Americas great military leaders; Grant, Sherman, Eisenhower, Patton...."
"We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know I just, I don't understand it. [why people are asking me to get out]"I really do want to give Mrs. Clinton the benefit of the doubt here...people utter things in the heat of a campaign that may be true but are better left unsaid. But I sense that this comment came from deep down somewhere in the darkest corners of her mind. Nobody just blurts out this kind of thing in public. She had been thinking about it... hopefully not hoping for such a horrible tragedy, but one cannot help but wonder if her ceaseless ambition, her devastating sense of disappointment, hasn't finally driven her to the brink of madness. And this at a moment when Bobby Kennedy's brother Ted is diagnosed with brain cancer.
Hillary Clinton - May 23 2008
Krauthammer: A Gaffe, an Absurdity, and a Policy
Thursday, May 22, 2008
"For this liberal it's going to be all about taking over your industry." They just can't hide their communist tendencies. They didn't create the industry, they don't own it, but they think they are entitled to arbitrarily steel it for "the good of the people."
They complain about high oil prices but oppose taking the single most important step that would help reduce prices, and that is opening up the coasts and Alaska for drilling. Currently, 40% of known US oil and natural gas resources are off limits to drilling.
Why is McCain unfit? Because McCain comes from a military family:
“He has a hard time thinking beyond that...I think he’s trapped in that. Everything is looked at from his life experiences, from always having been in the military, and I think that can be pretty dangerous. It’s one thing to have been drafted and served, but another thing when you come from generations of military people and that’s just how you’re steeped, how you’ve learned, how you’ve grown up.”Only a lefty Democrat could consider service to ones country a disqualifier. Washington, Jackson, Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower... anyone? Further proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
UPDATE: Are Soldiers Really Being Assaulted on the DC Metro? Memo Could be a hoax
Dept of Transportation Federal Transit Administration sends:
Recently, there have been local incidents in which military personnel have been verbally assaulted while commuting on the Metro. Uniformed members have been approached by individuals expressing themselves as anti-government, shouting anti-war sentiments, and using racial slurs against minorities.
In one instance, a member was followed onto the platform by an individual who continued to berate her as she exited the
metro station. Thus far, these incidents have occurred in the vicinity of the Reagan National Airport and Eisenhower Ave metro stations on the yellow line, however, military members should be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times while in mass transit.
Should you be approached by any individuals expressing anti-government/anti-war sentiments, or any other types of direct verbal assault, immediately notify your local police jurisdiction. If riding metro, exit the train at the next stop, distance yourself from the individual, and notify the Metro Transit Police Department.
For this and any other suspicious activity, NGB personnel are also asked to notify the Pentagon Command Center at (703)697-1001, and the NGB Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, MSgt Cyril Charity, at (703)607-2396 or (571)239-1109 (after duty hours).
Here are a few friendly reminders of personal protective measures that can help you to stay safe:
-If possible, do not commute in uniform (military members) -Do not display DoD building passes, "hot cards", or personal identification in open view outside of the workplace -Do not discuss specifics about your occupation to outside solicitors
-Always try to remain in well lit, well populated train cars if traveling via metro -Be vigilant at all times!
National Operations Center
The left is at it again.
Manchester United secured the prestigious European Champions League championship moments ago by stealing the tittle from Chelsea. Chelsea were clearly the better team. They dominated the field most of the game and had many more scoring opportunities. They landed multiple shots on the post and led in the penalty kicks after the game ended in a tie after double overtime. Manchester simply lucked out, they did not earn it, it was Chelsea that blew it and handed Manchester the title on a silver platter, in much the same way that a store owner hands over his merchandise to thieves by failing to take minimal precautions like locking up before heading home for the evening. Very frustrating.
Meanwhile West London erupts in violence:
"From March to August 1939, Hitler tried to negotiate Danzig. But the Poles, confident in their British war guarantee, refused. So, Hitler cut his deal with Stalin, and the two invaded and divided Poland. The cost of the war that came of a refusal to negotiate Danzig was millions of Polish dead, the Katyn massacre, Treblinka, Sobibor, Auschwitz, the annihilation of the Home Army in the Warsaw uprising of 1944, and 50 years of Nazi and Stalinist occupation, barbarism and terror."So according to Pat, if only the Pole's had negotiated Danzig, this whole World War II thing, the Holocaust, the Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, Stalingrad, Normandy...all of it could have been averted. This man is a disgrace to himself and to MSNBC who give him face time on the tube.
This is a classic example of the mental illness that is antisemitism. Keep in mind there are about 3,000 Jews living in Peru, out of a population of close to 30,000,000, the Jewish community there is not particularly active and there are 2 or 3 Jews serving in the entire government:
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Israeli Army radio reported as fact that President Bush intends to attack Iran's nuclear facilities before the end of his term. The Jerusalem Post picked up the story and amplified it, then Drudge Report put it up in bold red letters.
I'm a big fan of freedom of the press... but seriously! If the report is true, it is an unforgivable exposure of secret discussions, it jeopardizes personnel and serves advance notice to Tehran. It directly endangers the national security of the United States, and even more so the national security of Israel. If the report is not true, or just plain guess-work with no real basis in fact one way or the other, it is a grossly irresponsible disclosure. Either way, whoever gave the green light for this story should be placed in a job with far less responsibility by the grown-ups at those outlets.
Readers of this blog know that I support taking actions against Iran's nuclear facilities, and Know that I'm a strong pro-Israel blogger. But sometimes I just have to roll my eyes at the sheer stupidity and irresponsibility to come out of the Israeli press. Ideally, I would really just prefer to wake up one morning, turn on the TV and learn that Iran's nuclear facilities have suffered a terminal setback.
Only a group of American lefty lawyer/politicians could possibly come up with this one. They've got OPEC shaking in their boots now. What's next? Maybe they can send Hans Blix over to serve OPEC with the lawsuit:
Just think of Blix as the US Congress, and Kim Jong Ill as OPEC, and you begin to get the picture.
Of course, the Neocon Express wishes Senator Kennedy strength at this difficult time and will be praying for his recovery. Being in my mid 40's I have no recollection of the political world in which Senator Kennedy was not present. I had the opportunity to meet Senator Kennedy and his wife Victoria at a private home in Los Angeles in the mid-90’s, and though we were only able to chat for a short while, he was kind enough to follow up a few weeks later with a personal hand-written note referring to our conversation. Needless to say, that impressed me greatly. That he would take a moment to write a few kind words to someone whom he knew did not share his political inclinations is telling indeed.
On the political side of things, I shudder to think of the kinds of ugly words that would be uttered on left-leaning blogs like the Daily Kos or Huffington Post, should such terrible news had happened to say…Dick Cheney? Again, I wish Senator Kennedy a quick and full recovery.
He wants talks with Iran and trade with Cuba... but opposes free trade with Columbia. The Reverend Wright was OK for 20 years but Imus should be fired immediately. He wants us to stop driving SUV's, eat less, and keep our thermostats off of 72. He opposes Hezbollah violence because it "undermines their legitimate claims." He's a feminist who calls female reporters "sweety". he points to McCain's association with a number of lobbyists... but his association with terrorists, America haters and fraudsters is "guilt by association." He complains that his opponents wife hasn't released her tax return and warns others to "lay off my wife" when they quote her accurately. He defends himself hysterically against being labeled an appeaser when no one called him an appeaser (a study in guilt). He preaches tolerance while mocking small-town folks as bitter people who find comfort in their guns and religion. He's against racism except when referring to his own Grandmother...who he calls "your typical white person." He says we should all come together after attending 20 years of hate-filled sermons at a church that preaches racial superiority... Etc...Etc... I am truly amazed that this man has gotten as far as he has.
Ex-Army chaplain cleared in Gitmo spy case is Obama delegate
Monday, May 19, 2008
if you don't know who this person is, and what the significance of the paper that he is waiving is, then you are not qualified to comment on the word "appeasement". My guess is that 98% of Obama supporters have no idea who this person is:
They certainly don't understand who this person is but they do know they want to talk with him:
And they most certainly love these people with religious fervor:
The problem is that to most simple folks, saying that you want to "talk" with your adversary sounds completely reasonable. To be horrified by such an idea as it relates to Iran, one has to have a working knowledge of history and strong grasp of the mentality of radical Islam. Most Americans do not have such a grasp and Obama knows it... so he creates ridicules parallels to the Soviet Empire, where the threat was symmetrical, mutually assured destruction (MAD) was a credible doctrine, and the idea of the Soviets passing on nuclear weapons to terrorists was extremely minimal. In this case the threat is asymmetrical, MAD is not a credible deterrence, and the possibility of passing on nuclear weapons to shady third party proxies is not only a possibility but a likelihood. All of that does not even include Iran's public threats to destroy Israel, its geographic chock hold on the worlds most important oil shipping lane (the straits of Hormuz) and its religious desire to make Shia Islam the dominant power in the region.
In many ways it is a greater threat than the Soviet Empire. Obama's ignorance is stunning but the simplicity of his message works in his favor.
UCI has become an epicenter of radical Islamic extremism. Hopefully the FBI has the place wired. I have no idea how most of these folks were even allowed in the country, or are not on the no-fly list.
First, The Marine in question was uninjured. I remember the biggest thing I used to bitch about in the Military was the requirement to ware a helmet. To this day I think I'm losing hair because of it. The incident in question was probably a reaction to a surprise attack. The Marine probably had no time to put on a helmet or flack jacket. Remarkable photos from Reuters. Full story at Fox.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I would say for the Dem VP its Sam Nunn or Jim Web… maybe on a long shot, Ed Rendell who can help in crucial Pennsylvania. Obama needs a traditional “white guy” with national security credentials. Nunn and Web may have that, plus some Southern appeal.
For the Republican’s I would go with Newt Gingrich (McCain at the top already has all of the “moderate” credentials that a GOP ticket might need). Gingrich is a Pitt Bull with a sharp tongue who fires up the base and delivers the South. He also brings pizzazz and intellectual firepower. He also brings a bit of good-old Newt controversy and unpredictability, for the good and the bad (on balance for the good). He is widely known and will not need to be introduced to voters. Otherwise, the safe bet is Charlie Crist of Florida. Leiberman is a possible long-shot should the GOP decide to gamble completely for the middle and take the base for granted, which may or may not work.
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."Do Americana's need permission from other countries to drive an SUV, eat whatever we want, and keep our house at whatever temperature we wish? Apparently, in Obama's world, he controls what you drive, your calorie count and your thermostat.
Senator McCain reacts to the Liberal interpretation of Vietnam History:
An old incident, but worth revisiting:
Senator Harkin described Southeast Asia following the US withdraw as "Nothing Happened." That's pretty close to being a holocaust denier. Senator Harkin was trying to make a point about how a US withdraw from Iraq would lead to no sever consequences....Just like after our Vietnam withdraw, "nothing happened."
How quickly these lefties forget: The US withdrawal led directly to Millions of refugees (many of whom became known as "boat people), three million murdered in Cambodia, about one third of the entire Vietnamese population put in prison camps and well over 165,000 Vietnamese executed... is the same in liberal-land as "nothing happened." Senator Harkin then goes on to refer to how we now enjoy the cruise ships and wonder beaches of Vietnam. This man is beneath contempt and McCain's reaction is spot on.
H/T: Say Anything
More of the liberal mind at work; Historic revisionism also occurred recently as an Editor for the Seattle Times described WWII history this way: "What Hitler was demanding at Munich was not unreasonable", in reference to Hitlers demands that Czechoslovakia relinquish its territory to Germany known as the Sudetenland, because most people living there spoke German.
Calling himself a former liberal Democrat, Voight recently endorsed Republican Sen. John McCain in the US presidential race. He added that he would prefer Sen. Hillary Clinton over Sen. Barack Obama, citing Obama as "dangerous."
"He's really extreme, but he's always trying to say something to cover it. He's like a Leftist from the '60s. I was on the Left, that's why I know who he is. He says he'll talk to everybody [like Iran], but it's simpleminded candy he's throwing to the extreme left wing. He'd be the biggest disaster for Israel - and all democracies that I can think of."
This is just an amazing story. Even Sergey Brin was mostly unaware of his parents struggles during his childhood. In the end, we have all benefited from this family's drama. Sergey is the President of Technology at Google and has a net worth estimated at $18.5 billion as of March 9, 2007, making him the 26th richest person in the world and the 5th richest person in the United States, together with Larry Page. He is also the fourth-youngest billionaire in the world. A remarkable achievement by any standard.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Imam: "May the word of Allah defeat the infidel and all of those dumb Americans who are voting for you. May Allah continue to grant you the talent to keep fooling those stupid infidels in the coming primaries."
O: "You know that you can count on me as always...I may still have to say a few things in public to fool the infidel, but you know you will be able to count on me after this silly election."
Barack Obama met secretly with a controversial Imam this week in Michigan.
Imam Hassan Qazwini has hosted Louis Farrakhan at his mosque and is close to the Hezbollah Spiritual Leader who issued the fatwa to blow up 300 U.S. Marines and embassy officials in 1983. Imam Hassan Qazwini, head of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, met privately a few days ago with Sen. Barack Obama at Macomb Community College on May 14, 2008 (Detroit Free Press). H/T: Gateway Pundit
Of course, the words at the top are my own, but the secret meeting was real and not covered by the national press. You will find this info almost only on blogs.
A commenter suggested that because Imam Hassan Qazwini also met President Bush, I have been taken for a ride. Of course I know that the Imam met President Bush, as you can see in the below photo. Of course, I don't approve of it, but Bush's meeting was in public, not in private, nor during a political campaign when the candidate is looking for support in exchange for promises and reassurances, which is the point of the post. I don't think any reader with half a brain would miss that.
Obama draws the kind of record crowds unseen in modern US politics. Some have described the devotion of his fans to that of another politician in the early 30's in Germany:
Meanwhile, the media-gushing over Obama never seems to end, with Men's Fitness Magazine naming Obama as one of the nations top 25 fittest men. Wow! TOP 25 in the Country! Gosh darn-it, they looked under every stone and couldn't come up with anyone fitter than...Barack Obama.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I have always disliked this creep, now married to Christiane Amanpour of CNN. Jamie was caught red handed lying today by passing on edited video tape portraying John McCain as having promoted the idea of direct, unconditional talks with Hamas. The full video shows a different story than that portrayed in the version edited by Rubin. In any event, Ruben, working for the Obama Campaign, put on his "journalism" hat to serve his candidate.
Here’s what Rubin initially included:
Jamie Rubin: “Do you think that American diplomats should be operating the way they have been in the past, in working with the Palestinian government if Hamas is in now charge?”
Sen. John McCain: “They’re the government and sooner or later we‘re going to have to deal with them in one way or another, and I understand why this administration and previous administrations had such antipathy towards Hamas is because of their dedication to violence and the things they not only espouse but practice, so, but it’s a new reality in the Middle East. And I think the lesson is people want security and a decent life and a decent future then they want democracy. Fatah was not giving them that.”
And here’s what Rubin left out:
Rubin: “So should the United States be dealing with that new reality through normal diplomatic contacts to get the job done for the United States?”
Sen. McCain: “I think the United States should take a step back, see what they do when they form their government, see what their policies are, and see the ways that we can engage with them, and if there aren’t any, there may be a hiatus. But I think part of the relationship is going to be dictated by how Hamas acts, not how the United States acts.”
Here's the full, unedited quote:
Context: The interview was conducted shortly after Hamas was elected into power by the Palestinians, before Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, before Isreal withdrew from Gaza, and before the endless firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel. Rubin did not disclose this context... But even if the interview was held yesterday, the full interview is completely different from the picture painted by the material edited by Rubin.
The only conclusion possible: Jamie Rubin edited the tape to present a false impression of McCain's policy. Jamie Rubin is a lying sack of political hack.