Next thing I know I’m bent over in the hallway, waiting for the car to come around — hands on my knees like I’d run a marathon. And then — BAM! I’m kneeling in front of the couch, arms wrapped around the cushion, making sounds like frying grease . . . little pops and grunts and hisses. Ten minutes in and I was beneath language already.Then we have Sen. Obama conducting talks in Iraq asking the Iraqi government to delay signing a security agreement with the United States. As the soldier who died just the other day in Iraq attests the country is still hazardous but not as it once was before the Surge, how soon was his family ripped by grief and sadness when the Chaplain showed up? That family's son won't be coming home from serving his country. And Sen. Obama was willing to make more American families suffer that loss for crass political gain.
Now it seems the collapse of the negotiations inside the White House between President Bush, Democrats, and Republicans can be laid at the feet of Sen. Obama and a mole inside the Treasury who leaked to the Democrats Sec. Paulson's notes on possible Republican plans. Hence derailing the whole process.
When Sen. Barack Obama was given the floor to speak during White House negotiations, according to White House aides, he did so raising concerns about a House Republican alternative to the Paulson/Bernanke $700 billion bailout. But those concerns weren't necessarily his, as he was not aware of the GOP plan before reviewing notes provided him by Paulson loyalists in Treasury prior to entering the meeting.
According to an Obama campaign source, the notes were passed to Obama via senior aides traveling with him, who had been emailed the document via a current Goldman Sachs employee and Wall Street fundraiser for the Obama campaign. "It was made clear that the memo was from ‘friends' and was reliable," says the campaign source.
The memo allowed Obama and his fellow Democrats to box in Republican attendees and essentially took what President Bush had billed as a negotiating meeting off the rails.
Some bi-partisanship, some working together. All Sen. Obama and his allies wanted was another cheap stunt that hurt Sen. John McCain; but this stunt would have a very good chance to be as painful for the whole country and possibly the world. We do not need this type of 'leadership.'