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Old 07-31-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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ELECTION 2008
Obama tied to Iraqi government fraud?
Hundreds of millions in deals with candidate's associates


Sen. Barack Obama's office engaged in six months of negotiations with a company controlled by convicted criminal Tony Rezko to lobby the U.S. government to push through a nixed $50 million contact to train Iraqi security personnel at a site in Chicago.

The contract was awarded to Rezko's company while Aiham Alsammarae, a long-time, close Rezko friend and a contributor to Obama's campaign, served as Iraq's U.S.-appointed electricity minister, the senator's office confirms.

Rezko was a major Obama fundraiser and associate for two decades.

Alsammarae also awarded another Rezko-controlled operation as part of a $150 million contract to construct a 250-megawatt electricity plant in Iraq.

Alsammarae later was arrested by Iraqi authorities for bilking the coalition government out of some $650 million. He was sprung from prison under questionable circumstances in 2006 and escaped from Iraq, where he is still wanted for questioning with regard to major financial crimes.

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Old 07-31-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Should have checked before I clicked.

Worldnetdaily is blocked through my work internet as "hate speech". Telling, isn't it?
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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yes, questionable source at best.

Im sure this site is just chock full of similar Haliburtion contractual dealings and critiquing those too.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Should have checked before I clicked.

Worldnetdaily is blocked through my work internet as "hate speech". Telling, isn't it?
Wow, really?

I guess it's a keyword-search software your company uses -? Wonder what words tripped the alarm on good old wnd.

If it searches comments I guess the database wouldnt have to be very extensive.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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It's been blocked for a few years that I know of... I don't know how they block it but it comes up as racist/hate speech/violence. I forget that I need to check links! It logs it every time you visit a blocked site
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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I love the previous storys LOL Terriost assniment protect Obama LOL|

COME ON this is getting rediclous, if i wanted to listen to a republican fanatic il listen to Fox and Friends (who try to link Obama to Hitler) LOL
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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I love the previous storys LOL Terriost assniment protect Obama LOL|

COME ON this is getting rediclous, if i wanted to listen to a republican fanatic il listen to Fox and Friends (who try to link Obama to Hitler) LOL
Some people love and need that, though - look at Fox's ratings.

Before more of their core audience got the godless Internet their ratings were higher, though.

I love that wnd is blocked by (probably) commercial software at newtoli's work
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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Obama on Rezko deal: It was a mistake

November 5, 2006
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed regret late Friday for his 2005 land purchase from now-indicted political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko in a deal that enlarged the senator's yard.

"I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it," Obama told the Chicago Sun-Times in an exclusive and revealing question-and-answer exchange about the transaction.


"It was simply not good enough that I paid above the appraised value for the strip of land that he sold me. It was a mistake to have been engaged with him at all in this or any other personal business dealing that would allow him, or anyone else, to believe that he had done me a favor," the senator said.

Obama on Rezko deal: It was a mistake :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Politics (http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/124171,CST-NWS-obama05.article - broken link)

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Obama: Rezko was 'a significant fundraiser'

March 14, 2008

Rezko could have donated as much as $250,000 to Obama's campaigns over the years -- much more than the $60,000 to $70,000 Obama's campaign initially estimated, Obama said.

Obama: Rezko was 'a significant fundraiser' :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Barack Obama (http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/843582,obama031408a.article - broken link)


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How close were Barack Obama and Tony Rezko?

It was almost inevitable that Obama, as a Chicago politician, would spend a lot of quality time with someone like recently jailed Rezko. But that doesn't excuse bad judgment.

By Edward McClelland

Usually, their antics fill the front pages of only the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times.
But thanks to an accusation by Hillary Clinton, who called him a "slum landlord," Tony Rezko's alleged crookedness is national news.
The Syrian-American businessman is facing federal charges for a scheme to extort money from investment firms seeking business with the state.
On Monday, he was arrested at his Mediterranean-style mansion and sent to jail for hiding his assets while out on bond.

Rezko, after all, built part of his fortune by exploiting the black community that Obama had served in the state Senate, and by milking government programs meant to benefit black-owned businesses.

But Obama took Rezko's money even after the businessman was sued by the city of Chicago for failing to heat his low-income apartments,
and even after Rezko was caught using a black business partner to obtain a minority set-aside for a fast-food franchise at O'Hare Airport.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/02/01/rezko/



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Old 07-31-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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Should have checked before I clicked.

Worldnetdaily is blocked through my work internet as "hate speech". Telling, isn't it?
You probably work for a Leftist Company.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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You probably work for a Leftist Company.
hahaha you couldn't be farther from the truth

Lets just say: BIG PHARMA!
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