Friday, February 29, 2008

Tales from the Obama Files

This past week, I posted two more discussions of the associations and political career of Senator Barack Obama:  the Obama Files, and the update on the Obama files, at Human Events Online February 25, and February 26, with surprising remarks from the readers who are generally associated with the conservative camp of the Republican Party

On Tuesday, February 26, my colleague Larry Diamond of the Hoover Institution posted a response to my initial essay at Huffington Post, gaining  eye-opening comments from readers, who are generally associated with the progressive camp of the Democratic Party.

On Wednesday, February 27, I responded to a request from Fox News Channel, and summarized my measure of Senator Obama's four key political associations in a segment that is now posted on YouTube.   TPM's Greg Sargent at his The Horse's Mouth blog responded with sharp remarks entitled, "Fox News Falsely Claims That Weatherman Was Obama's 'Mentor.'"  I  replied to Greg Sargent in time with a lengthy explanation of the sources and links necessary to conclude that the Ayers-Obama relationship was not casual, not insignificant, not unthoughtful.

The story continues in the new week.  I look to speak to a Baghdad guest on Sunday with regard Antoin "Tony" Rezko and his association with a Chicago resident and classmate, Aihman Alsammarae, who in 2004 and 2005 was the Minister of Electricity for the CPA in Iraq.  I am focused on how the unusual and unfinished Alsammarae story relates to the Chicago and Illinois political history of recent years and also connects to Senator Obama, both as a state senator and a U.S. Senator.

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