New Ad Slams Obama For Attempting to Stall US Iraq Withdrawal

Amir Taheri reported earlier this week that Senator Barack Obama attempted to stop the US withdrawal of troops in Iraq until after the elections for political gain.

Today, Amir Taheri stands by that claim.

In response Move America Forward PAC released an ad this morning slamming Senator Barack Obama for his disgraceful political games with the US military:

Here is the press release from MAFPAC.
They want Barack Obama to withdrawal from the Democratic ticket immediately:


Move America Forward’s political action committee, MAF Freedom PAC, today condemned Barack Obama for “putting his own political objectives ahead of the safety of U.S. military personnel in Iraq.”

Iraqi government sources have revealed to the New York Post that Presidential candidate Barack Obama demanded Iraqi officials stop negotiations with the Bush Administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. Fearful that the success in Iraq would harm his political aspirations, Obama sought to keep U.S. troops in Iraq so he can continue attacking the Bush Administration for not imposing a timetable for withdrawal.

“If these allegations prove to be true, it should be the end of the Obama campaign,” asserted MAF Freedom PAC Chairman, Melanie Morgan.

“Obama should have the decency to recognize that he lacks the moral character to serve as Commander-in-Chief, and he should withdraw from the ticket. I have never heard of any candidate deliberately trying to get Americans killed to prove their point.”

According to the New York Post story, not only did Obama seek to get the Iraqi’s to stop negotiating with Americans on the troop drawdown, he also tried to bully General David Petraeus to agree to a hard withdrawal date.

Senator Obama has no authority to negotiate on behalf of the executive branch.

Glenn Reynolds has more on the serious allegations against Obama.
The American Spectator says Biden was involved in shaping the Obama statement that basically agrees with the original report.
Hat Tip Bill Nelson

Also… today Vets for Freedom, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating policymakers and the American public about the strategic importance of the success in Iraq, will hold a Wednesday, September 17 press conference at Upper Senate Park at 10:00 a.m.

EVENT – Press conference to introduce the next generation of those who wear the uniform and return home to serve in public office – and to show solidarity and bipartisan support for House and Senate surge success resolutions.

SPEAKERS – Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA), Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM), Pete Hegseth, Chairman VFF, and select candidates.

Candidates attending:

Tom Manion – PA-8
Duncan Hunter – CA-52
Craig Williams – PA-7
Sean Sullivan – CT-2
Vince Micco – NJ-9
Senator Jim Inhofe – OK Senate
Robin Hayes – NC-8
Allen West – FL-22
Will Breazeale – NC-7
Steve Stivers – OH-15
Jeff Beatty – MA Senate
Marc Ellmore – VA-8
Steve Hudson – MD-8
Chris Myers – NJ-3
Duane Sand – ND At Large
Charlie Summers – ME-5

LOCATION – Upper Senate Park (next to Russell Senate Office Building), Washington, DC

TIME –Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

Vets for Freedom also released a new ad today

“Petraeus vs. Obama” — asks political leaders to acknowledge the truth about the surge. The ad highlights Senator Obama’s refusal to acknowledge that the surge in Iraq was successful, despite countless reports from General Petraeus that we have made significant progress.
It’s a great ad!

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