07/14/10

Letter to the President on Libya

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

A letter to President Barack Obama, July 14, 2010.

President Barack Obama

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President:

Earlier today, Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi stood before the United Nations General Assembly and called the U.N. Security Council a “Terror Council.” Qaddafi went on to suggest the State of Israel was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and that the H1N1 flu might be a military or corporate weapon.

Last month, when Scotland freed Abel Baset Megrahi, the only man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, Qaddafi greeted him with a hero’s welcome. As you know, Megrahi was accompanied back to Libya by Qaddafi’s son, Saif, who was involved in the negotiations for Megrahi’s release.

At the time, you expressed your disappointment over Megrahi’s release and called it a mistake. Attorney General Holder said, “There is simply no justification for releasing this convicted terrorist whose actions took the lives of 270 individuals, including 189 Americans.”

That is why, as a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations, I was disturbed by a congressional notification dated September 15, 2009 (enclosed), informing our Committee of the State Department’s intent to provide $200,000 to Saif Qaddafi’s foundation and another $200,000 to an organization run by Muammar Qaddafi’s daughter, Aisha.

Just weeks after the Qaddafi family celebrated the return of a terrorist responsible for the murders of 189 Americans, the U.S. taxpayer should not be asked to reward them with $400,000. For the sake of the victims’ families who have endured so much pain these last few weeks, I ask you to withdraw your Administration’s request.

Sincerely,
Mark Steven Kirk
Member of Congress

Interesting to see the reply.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton: Note – Qaddafi’s son, Saif, was also part of the Libyan flotilla to approach Israel this week.

07/14/10

Debunking…Walt Minnick is a “Blue Dog Democrat”

By: Bill Hurst
Weeding Out “Minnick Myths”

Reprinted Article by: Nikitas, Author of “RIGHT IS RIGHT”

Edited By: Bill Hurst, Debunking “Minnick Myths” Minnick aligns himself with Obama, Pelosi, Frank, Reid, and others, more times than he lets on!

The article points out the term “Blue Dog Democrat” is a myth!….(In light of the health-care vote, “Blue Dogs” are not who they purport themselves to be.)

There is a big myth in American politics that the so-called Blue Dogs in the House of Representatives are ‘moderate’ or ‘swing conservative’ Democrats, that they are just Republicans with a D after their names.

This stems from the perception that these Blue Dogs are politicians who have been chosen by Democrat leaders to run in conservative Democrat districts or even in Republican districts and in states where liberals aren’t likely to win. But these myths are hardly true!

Because these Blue Dogs, whose ideological persuasion is said to be pro-gun, fiscal restraint and social conservatism, often vote party-line liberal for most things like Obama stimulus spending and bailouts, Cash for Clunkers, extreme enviro legislation, abortion, CAFTA and NAFTA.

In other words, they are Democrats. Period.

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