June 17, 2008

Obama Supporter Calls for Attacks on U.S. Troops

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An American citizen, a contributor to the Barack Obama campaign, an escaped convict, and a traitor. Aiham Alsammarae calls for continued attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq.

Huffpo has the above on Alsammarae's contributions to the Obama campaign.

It's not clear whether he supports Obama because he believes in hopeandchange (US out of Iraq!) or if he's an Obama supporter because he's seen which way the wind is blowing and as a graduate of the school of Chicago politics is trying to gain some influence in what he sees as the inevitable Obama administration. Apparently he's a friend of Rezko, so that's plausible.

Or maybe it's a little of both? He's a Sunni who seems to think that without U.S. troops in Iraq Sunnis would have more power. Which is odd, isn't it, given that U.S. troops were at one time the only thing standing between the Shia and Sunnis out to murder each other?

The same guy gave $250 to Mitt Romney, the RNC, and Bush over the past few years. Hedging his bets? It appears that his son, Ramy, gave money to the Clinton campaign. The same "unemployed" son gave even more to Barack Obama.

Gateway Pundit notes that Rezko and Alsammarae were college room-mates.

Go check out Talisman's Gate for the entire story, but here are the money quotes:

Alsammarae, an Iraqi-American Chicagoan, added during remarks carried by Radio Sawa (Arabic link) that he had contributed the maximum allowable of $2,300 to Barack Obama’s campaign....

the [insurgency] in Iraq is a legitimate resistance [movement] and it is against occupation and any resistance in the world against occupation is considered legitimate, and I hope that the [insurgency] continues and avenges the Iraqi people and I look forward to expanding its political agenda.”

Yeah, I think the "T" word is in order here. What else do you call an American citizen that supports killing U.S. troops?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:50 AM | Comments |