February 16, 2010

Another Day, Another Obama Tie to Terrorism

Yeah, that's hyperbole... I don't think that Dear Leader would openly consort with a new terrorist every single day, and frankly, don't think Osama bin Laden could make that claim these days.

Even so, Rashad Hussain is at least the fourth or fifth terrorist or terrorist sympathizer that the President has had far too close for comfort:

President Obama's new envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, is at the center of a controversy over remarks attributed to him defending a man who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid a terrorist group.

The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs quoted Hussain in 2004 as calling Sami al-Arian the victim of "politically motivated persecutions" after al-Arian, a university professor, was charged in 2003 with heading U.S. operations of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The United States has designated the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a foreign terrorist group as far back as 1997. At the time of al-Arian's arrest, then Attorney General John Ashcroft called it "one of the most violent terrorist organizations in the world."

Al-Arian pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to aid Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Hussain may not actually meet the lower threshold of being "close" to the President, especially when compared to terrorists with which Barack Obama has directly spent time such as Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, or PLO sympathizer Rashid Khalidi, but the President is long past the point where he deserves the benefit of a doubt.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 16, 2010 08:37 PM

Obama wouldn't be able to get a Top Secret clearance with all the indirect connections to terrorists he has as it certainly establishes a pattern now (besides his first-hand relationships with subversives who intended to overthrow the government).

But then again, he already has, so does anyone really care anymore?

Posted by: Flyover Fred at February 16, 2010 10:47 PM

@Flyover Fred at February 16, 2010 10:47 PM

And don't forget his self confessed drug use. Even casual cocaine use can cause brain damage, too.

Posted by: ytba at February 17, 2010 12:55 AM