Barack Obama Tried to Delay & Stall Troop Withdrawals from Iraq? Saying One Thing and Doing Another … NEVER, OBAMA!!!


Thinks being Commander & Chief is more than just reading a teleprompter? Maybe, just maybe it has to do with properly handling foreign policy.

So much for politics stopping at the waters edge or interfering in US diplomacy for that fact. Since when is a campaigning Senator for President, Mr. Obama, allowed to interfere and meddle in on going foreign policy? Was Obama trying to play political games with troop withdrawals from Iraq?

Did Barack Obama as a candidate running for President try and stall troop withdrawals from Iraq while publically campaigning for a speedy withdrawal? According to accounts in the NY Post, Senator Barack Obama tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence. Did Obama actually try and delay an Iraqi agreement until after the November election when he made his now well publicized trip to Iraq?

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.”

“However, as an Iraqi, I prefer to have a security agreement that regulates the activities of foreign troops, rather than keeping the matter open.” Zebari says.

According to the Obama camp, they are denying that he tried to delay a withdrawal agreement. However, others are stating that the story is confirmed, Obama Did Try to Postpone US-Iraq Agreement on Troop Draw-Down.

John McCain senior foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann said he doesn’t know whether Obama tried to undermine Iraqi leaders but such action is unprecedented.

“It should be concerning to all that he reportedly urged that the democratically-elected Iraqi government listen to him rather than the U.S. administration in power.  If news reports are accurate, this is an egregious act of political interference by a presidential candidate seeking political advantage overseas,” Scheunemann said.

As Stop the ACLU states, Obama’s politicizing Iraq is a far cry from John McCain who has openly stated he, I’d rather lose an election than lose a war.”

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Barack Obama Tried to Delay & Stall Troop Withdrawals from Iraq? Saying One Thing and Doing Another … NEVER, OBAMA!!!”

    1. Maggie on September 18th, 2008 1:37 pm

      The Democratic lead Congress has a way of dealing with the financial mess..unfortunately sounds like what they’ve been doing all along..nothing but adjourning while collecting their big salaries. They want to wait till after the elections.. It really makes me sick to see all the money these people took from these companies failing.. One who helped Obama pick his VP was the Ceo of Freddie Mac or Fannie Man..another who works for Obama’s campaign and worked for Clinton.. One of the also was a top dog at LehMan’s. Chris Dodd and all the money he got.. Millions of dollars all these people got and once again taxpayers have to pay for it.

      Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) — The Democratic-controlled Congress, acknowledging that it isn’t equipped to lead the way to a solution for the financial crisis and can’t agree on a path to follow, is likely to just get out of the way.

      Lawmakers say they are unlikely to take action before, or to delay, their planned adjournments — Sept. 26 for the House of Representatives, a week later for the Senate. While they haven’t ruled out returning after the Nov. 4 elections, they would rather wait until next year unless Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, who are leading efforts to contain the crisis, call for help.

      One reason, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday, is that “no one knows what to do” at the moment.

    2. caesu on September 18th, 2008 2:17 pm

      great source you got there, NY Post.
      you might want to check this Amir Taheri guy out first.
      he is a neo-con known for making stuff up frequently.

      so this is likely another hoax.
      keep up the distractions.

    3. john staton on September 18th, 2008 4:21 pm

      Doubt that this is a hoax in that there were several that witnessed Obama’s actions. Not only is this lower than low, it is probably against Federal Law, however it is unlikely that he will be charged. Oxymoron, ethical honest Democrat…JS

    4. dennisintn on September 18th, 2008 6:00 pm

      this sounds just like the dems. obama, pelosi, and reid deciding the fate of american troops in iraq. a total clusterf**k in the making. remember pelosi’s little trip right after she took over the house?

    5. Rob on September 18th, 2008 7:49 pm

      massive violation of the Logan Act and that Act was enacted to prevent someone such as Obama from interfering with the diplomacy of the White House and the President.

      A Senator is never privy to all elements of the Executive branch and should never undermine.

      There is cause here for major concern if not charges.

    6. minnesota dad on September 18th, 2008 8:24 pm


      Obama confirmed the other day that he did have this conversation with Taheri. So please don’t swiftboat (ha, ha….do ya think the swiftboaters may have been telling the truth? Perhaps?) Taheri.

      Obama’s attempting to negotiate with a foriegn government is a violation of the Logan Act. Though our government won’t do anything regarding this, it is punishable with jail.


    7. on September 18th, 2008 9:03 pm

      here you go caesu, spin this:

      Obama’s national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi hit back both at the article written by columnist Amir Taheri of the New York Post and the McCain campaign. She then stated that what Obama really said (get this) was:

      In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a “Strategic Framework Agreement” governing the future of US forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office, she said.

      So while denying that Obama said what he said, his spokesperson confirms that this is exactly what he said. Obama strategy: deny and my minions will believe even if they can read.

    8. caesu on September 18th, 2008 9:14 pm

      @minnesota dad
      @john staton

      Obama did not confirm, he denied having this conversation.

      so it’s only and anonymous ‘campaign sources’ and hearsay from Mr. Taheri.
      the Iranian neo-con who is known for previous bogus articles.

      if true, Zebari would have confirmed having this conversation.
      or even made in public straight after he spoke with Obama.
      that would be in his interest.
      then US would have no option other then to press charges.

      these and other smears won’t hurt Obama one bit anymore.
      only prejudiced souls believe these fairytales – they would never vote for Obama anyway.

    9. caesu on September 18th, 2008 10:30 pm

      you are confusing Status of Forces Agreement and Strategic Framework Agreement with eachother.

      so much fake outrage again with mention of this Logan Act.

      no surprise the McCain campaign isn’t pursuing this seriously.
      they know they will look like fools again if they did.

    10. yoyo muffintop on September 18th, 2008 11:06 pm

      McCain cannot pursue it since he violated it as well with Georgia.

    11. SUPER DAVE on September 19th, 2008 6:12 am

      CAESU: Barry also denied knowing Tony Rezko but had a picture of them almost kissing. hobnobbing with a known criminal who is now in prison.
      Barry does not know what to do or say unless he is prompted.
      i have to wonder if he has been negotiating with Hamas as well ?
      seems you are prejudiced against Mccain as well and very prejudiced against women also.

    12. minnesota dad on September 19th, 2008 6:31 am


      See post #7. Obama’s team admitted the conversation took place.

      OK, OK…we can nuance. Obama denied, his team confirmed….so yes, Obama did deny that he had this conversation with Taheri.


    13. Ray on September 19th, 2008 8:23 pm

      The average elected Democrat could care less if the USA sinks to the level of a third world country like Aruba as long as THEY get to run whats left of it.

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