Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why Obama Against Iraq War?

In his latest editorial piece, Jack Cashill asks the question, But Why Was Obama Against the War?


Nearly six months before the war began, Obama had already sniffed out "a cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz," the only two officials so named, "to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats."

Aiding and abetting the neo-cons, of course, was the inevitable Karl Rove. As Obama told it, Rove was banging the war drum to distract America from, among other things, "a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression."

This is the kind of intelligence that Obama could not have drawn from Jeremiah –"America's chickens are coming home to roost" – Wright. As much as Wright might have admired Obama's newfound moxie, he lacked the sophistication to supply the speech's central tropes.

For those, Obama would have turned to his pals in Chicago's unrepentant radical community. In fact, the key organizers of the anti-war rally were two proud veterans of the militant Students for a Democratic Society, Carl Anderson and Marilyn Katz. This helps explain why the website is silent on the speech's origins.

As Katz tells it, she was one of a group of five individuals who put the rally together, and they did so on just 10 days' notice. Left unsaid, of course, is how they so quickly recruited Obama, in Katz's words, "the most senior elected official at the first popular rally."

The most likely connection is Bill Ayers, the former Weatherman bomber and fugitive. Ayers and his Weatherwoman bride, Bernadine Dohrn, helped launch Obama's first campaign for the state senate in the mid-1990s and have stayed close to him since. Katz admittedly had known Ayers since she was 17 – 40-some years earlier.

One senses the radical contribution to the speech. On his own, Obama would not have made the quietly anti-Semitic reference to Perle and Wolfowitz, two names in common parlance only on the hard left.

As to the "worst month" claim about the stock market, this too rings of hand-me-down Marxist hysteria, given that the Dow Jones had been fairly flat since July 2002 and would gain more than 10 percent in that very October of Obama's discontent.

Ah! More dots are being connected through this well researched article! Plus, it reveals the fact that Obama doesn't always know, beforehand, the details of what his teleprompter speech writers place in his speeches! Now that's eye-opening news!

Just one more important reason added to the ever-growing laundry list of why Obama is not qualified to be president!

HT: WorldNetDaily

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