If this is factual then it is time for Barack Obama to withdraw his candidacy and resign his Senate seat, because this anti-US behavior is so atrociously treasonous that it makes Jim McDermott look like a patriot whose image should adorn a coin or a rock face.
WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama 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.
“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.”
While in Iraq, Obama also tried to persuade the US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, to suggest a “realistic withdrawal date.” They declined.
Obama has given Iraqis the impression that he doesn’t want Iraq to appear anything like a success, let alone a victory, for America. The reason? He fears that the perception of US victory there might revive the Bush Doctrine of “pre-emptive” war – that is, removing a threat before it strikes at America.
Senator Obama attempting to coerce US commanders for his own political gain? Attempting to negotiate troop activity directly with a foreign power and behind the back of our Commander in Chief? No part of this situation sounds legal nor ethical; in fact it sounds downright treasonous. Was this Hillary Clinton’s October surprise come early?
After reading this, and again assuming it is factual, I not only don’t want Sen. Obama for president, I want to see him locked up. NObama!