Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Coming Back to Bite You in the ASS!!

Well, Sarah Failin' Palin brought up Obama's slight association with Bill Ayers. Very nice. But stupid. First, Ayers is now a respected university professor at a respected school. Somehow, I don't think the school would have hired him if he were still a terrorist. And his association with Wright? Well, what about Failin' Palin's witch hunting pastor who hates Jews? Or how about McCain's acceptance of Hagee's endorsement (yes, rejected LATER, AFTER Hagee's true colors started to show)?

And here's one nearly forgotten that just showed up in the press:

WASHINGTON – GOP presidential nominee John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair.
McCain's ties are facing renewed scrutiny after his campaign criticized Barack Obama for his link to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago.
The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out communism around the globe.
The council's founder, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member in the group.
Hm. Let me repeat some of that:
The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America.
Ok, now. One more time, just to make it REALLY clear that some of you out there are voting for a person who supports NAZI collaborators AND extreme right wing death squads:
an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America.
You get that, now?

Now, then. How, exactly is that better than associating, however lightly Obama did, with a FORMER domestic terrorist who was, when you boil it down, simply protesting a useless war being fought in Vietnam?

Let me answer: It's NOT. It is way, WAY worse!!

Oh, and as for Obama's association with Ayers?
William Ayers, a college professor who co-founded the Weather Underground and years later worked on education reform in Chicago alongside Obama.
That's how they know each other. They dedicated themselves to IMPROVING EDUCATION IN CHICAGO.

Once again, Failin' Palin, you're WAY off the mark. Congratulations. And all you've done is bring to the forefront that McCain, the "great friend of Israel's," is no less than a supporter of Nazi collaborators, death squads, and all around Right Wing Nut Jobs.

Here's the rest of the article, with a bit of background information, as well as the fact it took McLiar OVER FOUR YEARS to resign from the "Council for World Freedom." Whereas Obama was only eight years old when Ayers was protesting and later worked with Ayers to make education better. See the contrast?
Obama was roughly 8 years old when Ayers, now at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was working with the Weather Underground, which took responsibility for bombings that included nonfatal blasts at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. McCain's vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, has said that Obama "pals around with terrorists."
In McCain's case, Singlaub knew McCain's father, a Navy admiral who had sought Singlaub's counsel when McCain, a Navy pilot, became a prisoner of war and spent 5 1/2 years in North Vietnamese hands.
"John's father asked me for advice about what he ought to do now that his son had been shot down and captured," Singlaub recalled in one of two recent interviews. "I said, 'As long as you don't give any impression that you care more about him than you care about any of the other prisoners, he won't be treated any differently.'"
Covert arms shipments to the rebels called Contras, financed in part by secret arms sales to Iran, became known as the Iran-Contra affair. They proved to be the undoing of Singlaub's council.
In 1987, the Internal Revenue Service withdrew the tax-exempt status of Singlaub's group because of its activities on behalf of the Contras.
Elected to the House in 1982 and at a time when he was on the board of Singlaub's council, McCain was among Republicans on Capitol Hill expressing support for the Contras, a CIA-organized guerrilla force in Central America. In 1984, Congress cut off CIA funds for the Contras.
Months before the cutoff, top Reagan administration officials ramped up a secret White House-directed supply network and put National Security Council aide Oliver North in charge of running it. The goal was to keep the Contras operational until Congress could be persuaded to resume CIA funding.
Singlaub's private group became the public cover for the White House operation.
Secretly, Singlaub worked with North in an effort to raise millions of dollars from foreign governments.
McCain has said previously he resigned from the council in 1984 and asked in 1986 to have his name removed from the group's letterhead.
"I didn't know whether (the group's activity) was legal or illegal, but I didn't think I wanted to be associated with them," McCain said in a newspaper interview in 1986.
Singlaub does not recall any McCain resignation in 1984 or May 1986. Nor does Joyce Downey, who oversaw the group's day-to-day activities.
"That's a surprise to me," Singlaub said. "This is the first time I've ever heard that. There may have been someone in his office communicating with our office."
"I don't ever remember hearing about his resigning, but I really wasn't worried about that part of our activities, a housekeeping thing," said Singlaub. "If he didn't want to be on the board that's OK. It wasn't as if he had been active participant and we were going to miss his help. He had no active interest. He certainly supported us."
Heh. Oops. So much for OBAMA "palling around with terrorist..."

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