Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wikileaks Email Disclosures Reveal That President Obama Could Have Had A Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq

Senator Barack Obama with Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American military commander in Iraq, in a helicopter above Baghdad. Credit Ssg. Lorie Jewell/U.S. Army, July 2008

From Wikileaks: We believe we have negotiated an agreement that provides President-Elect Obama the authorities and protections he needs to exercise the full perogatives as Commander in Chief. We would like to offer, at your earliest convenience, a full briefing to you and your staff on the details of the SOFA. Ambassador Crocker and General Odierno would appreciate the opportunity to brief you personally, via SVTC, at a time that's amenable. Representatives from both Mr. Obama's and Mr. Biden's Senate offices are scheduled to receive a briefing on the text on Wednesday the 12th, and the text has and will continue to be available to those named staff in the Senate's secure facility.

The Iraqis are keenly interested in understanding President-Elect Obama's position on the SOFA. Indeed, a number of senior Iraqi officials - including a number of Prime Minister's most senior advisors -- are claiming that Mr. Obama will not support a SOFA signed by President Bush and interpreting the few messages publicly available as a pretext to reject the agreement on the table. After you have had time to review the SOFA text, we ask that the Obama transition team express support for the SOFA, lest the Iraqis use previous positions or the absence of comment to scuttle the deal.

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WNU Editor: This email is just more proof that President Obama never had any intention to stay in Iraq after he was elected President .... his lack of strategic thinking and his eagerness to fulfil the mandate that the U.S. electorate gave to him when he ran for office that if elected he would leave Iraq .... help shape this catastrophe that we are seeing today. President Bush will always be remembered for invading Iraq and the disaster that it has caused .... and will be cursed for all time because of it. But President Obama's decision to leave Iraq has produced a mess of its own, and I do not see when this current spiral of war and terrorism is going to end.

On a side note. Many have been emailing me on why I have only sporadically covered the Wikileaks email disclosures .... rest assure that I have been reading and cataloguing what I am discovering and I will be posting a comprehensive post Sunday night. I will be blunt .... there is a lot of information to cover .... and what I have already read surprises me .... and I am not easy to be surprised. Bottom line .... all of my worst fears on how corrupt the U.S. political/media/special interest/corporate establishment is has been validated .... and while there is a part of me that likes to believe that this entire Wikileaks dump is just one big con game .... another part of me believes that it is not, and this corrupt state of affairs has been ongoing for a very very very long time. The only remaining thing that baffles me is that the U.S. public knows instinctively how bad Washington is .... but they keep on voting these bastards in.


Anonymous said...

Unrelated...SAA tank narrowly avoids ATGM

James said...

The dump could be real and still a con game. The West is a giant rotting corpse, still animated, but now the smell of putrefaction that trails it is too strong to ignore. They vote the way they do because they think they have no other choice. So they'll ride the ship down hoping for a miracle. Shakespeare was right there is a tide in the affairs of men. Humpty Dumpty is about to fall off his wall and all the King's horses all the King's men will not put him back together again.

James said...

As to this election and what it potends for the future:

"It is not given to human beings, happily for them, for otherwise life would be intolerable, to foresee or to predict to any large extent the unfolding course of events. In one phase men seem to have been right, in another they seem to have been wrong. Then again, a few years later, when the perspective of time has lengthened, all stands in a different setting. There is a new proportion. There is another scale of values. History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. What is the worth of all this? The only guide to a man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honour."

Churchill's eulogy for Chamberlain delivered to the House of Commons

Stephen Davenport said...


RussInSoCal said...

Unfortunately the majority of the US Electorate is comprised of malcontents, parasites and illiterates. That's who votes en masse. And US presidential elections are always dictated by where these people reside: the big urban centers. And you can easily guess who they vote for; the candidates who promises either the most benefits or the the most retribution against who they perceive as "The Rich".

Funny thing is, nothing ever gets any better for them.