Thursday, March 27, 2008

Saddam Paid for Lawmakers' Iraq Trip

Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, reports The Associated Press.

An indictment unsealed in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a member of a Michigan nonprofit group, of arranging for three members of Congress to travel to Iraq in October 2002 at the behest of Saddam's regime. Prosecutors say Iraqi intelligence officials paid for the trip through an intermediary.
The lawmakers are not named in the indictment but the dates correspond to a trip by Democrat Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, David Bonior of Michigan and Mike Thompson of California. None was charged and Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said investigators "have no information whatsoever" any of them knew the trip was underwritten by Saddam.

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Judicial Watch: Obama "Intended to Leave No Paper Trail” During his Time in the Illinois Senate.

The Hill reports Judicial Watch, which has been seeking access to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) records from her time in the White House, argued Wednesday that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who has criticized the former first lady for a lack of openness, has his own “records problem.”
“The more we learn about the Illinois Senator, the more obvious it becomes that he is anything but the ethically upright outsider he purports to be,” said Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch.
In a statement, Fitton noted that his group has sought access to Obama’s records as a state senator and questioned whether the presidential candidate has been forthcoming with regard to what happened to those documents.

He said that “nobody knows where they are, if they exist at all” and claimed that “Obama’s story keeps changing.”

Fitton says that Obama’s public accounts of what happened to his records do not mesh with information from the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State. He added that the Judicial Watch investigation “suggests” that the senator could have had his records archived in a way that would grant the public access to them.
“It appears that Obama never kept records of his time in the Illinois state legislature, or he discarded them,” Fitton stated. “Either way, he clearly intended to leave no paper trail.”


Monday, March 24, 2008

Obama: Whaa, Don't Call Me What I Am (Again)

Further proof that liberals cannot afford to show their true nature is in abundance in Democrat Barack Obama's recent whining spat about being named for what he is. This time, it's not that inconvenient "Hussein" part of his name we find him whining about, nor is he simply complaining about having to explain his close relationship with some rather racist preacher. Nah, once again Obama is crying because he is being labeled a "liberal."

Damn Barry, you are so far left of center you should be proud to be named for what you are.

I'm sure that if Obama's white grandma was able to climb out from under that racial bus she is being dragged asunder she may have something to say about her grandson's rasin'.

Then again, if liberals tell you who they really are during elections, it simply means liberals don't stand a chance of being elected.

From the International Herald Tribune.