Saturday, February 02, 2008
If you want to get to heaven over on the other shore:
Wow. Just wow.
--Spencer Ackerman
Hi Spencer,

Doesn't this stuff need some explaining from the Obama campaign?

http://talismangate.blogspot.com/2008/02/obamas-saddam-connection.html

I'm sure you know all about Auchi from your work on Iraq over the years. Would you still support Obama if it turns out that Auchi money flowed into his campaign in 2005? Doesn't that throw up a few red flags for you?
Blogger Nibras Kazimi نبراس الكاظمي | 9:17 AM

Nibras, are you out of your mind? Do you honestly think Obama knew a thing about any kind of Rezko-Auchi connection? Obama has repeatedly said he messed up by taking Rezko's cash. I'm afraid that if you're trying to push the line "Barack Obama, Baathist," you'll have to try a lot harder.
Blogger spencerackerman | 2:00 PM

So Spencer, your position is that this whole thing does not warrant asking the appropriate questions. Just bury it, right?

Was the Obama campaign soliciting loans from random Panamanian companies, one of which just happened to be one of Auchi's?

Obama's 17-year relationship with Rezko would have never overlapped with Rezko's relationship with Auchi, the guy who invested hundreds of millions in Chicago's Riverside District Development alongside with Rezko. Are you sure about that?

Aren't you even remotely interested in finding out how Obama formed his views on Iraq and the Middle East? And that part of that process may have involved someone as shadowy as Auchi?

I guess not. Just as you seem completely out of touch with what's going on in Iraq, yet you insist on writing about the topic anyway.

I always thought you were more of a journalist than an activist, and that's why I respected you. What would you have me do with your behavior now?

Nibras
Blogger Nibras Kazimi نبراس الكاظمي | 2:20 PM