Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson has done it again. She has exposed more dirty deeds pertaining to the Fast & Furious scandal.
Here is an excerpt from a post on Attkisson’s website:
“Lesson in how the administration attempts to manipulate the press and news coverage: Fast and Furious email to Attorney General Eric Holder from a communications adviser, Oct. 5, 2011 [emphasis added below]. (President Obama withheld this email under executive privilege but it was recently released as a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the Justice Department).
Matthew Miller to Attorney General Holder:
1. Send a letter to the Hill explaining what happened. Put in context the amount of information you get every week, say that you don’t recall reading those bullets or being aware of Fast and Furious at any time before early this year, but in any event, you certainly weren’t aware of the gun walking aspect of it until the news broke earlier this year (at which point you took immediate steps to have the IG investigate, etc.).”
Could it be that Holder resigned because he knew that the above-quoted information would come to light?
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Speaking of scandals, our roving reporter has been on a hunt for the origin of another scandal that has been associated with President Obama, one that continues to be alluded to occasionally.
The scandal dates back to 2006 and was reported by the Associated Press in February of 2008. Here is an excerpt from that 2008 AP story:
WASHINGTON – A photograph circulating on the Internet of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama dressed in traditional local garments during a visit to Kenya in 2006 is causing a dustup in the presidential campaign over what constitutes a smear.
The Associated Press photograph portrays Obama wearing a white turban and a wraparound white robe presented to him by elders in Wajir, in northeastern Kenya. Obama’s estranged late father was Kenyan and Obama visited the country in 2006, attracting thousands of well-wishers…
… Obama, in an interview with WOAI radio in San Antonio, Texas, said voters are “saddened when they see these kind of politics.”
“Everybody knows that whether it’s me or Senator Clinton or Bill Clinton that when you travel to other countries they ask you to try on traditional garb that you have been given as a gift,” he said.
The nations of Somalia and Kenya share a border, and there are ethnic Somalis living in northeastern Kenya. When then-Senator Obama visited the ethnic-Somali region of Kenya in 2006, locals there gave him a gift of traditional Somali clothing, which Obama tried on. An AP photographer took a photo of Obama wearing the traditional Somali garb. That photo is the subject of the above-quoted AP story.
You may be asking what is so scandalous about Obama wearing traditional Somali garb while visiting a community of ethnic Somalis. The answer is this: Nothing!
So, the next time that you see this photo …
… you will know that it is merely a photo of Obama trying on traditional Somali garb. The claim that Obama is wearing Muslim garb in the photo is a false claim.
If, for some reason, you believe that false claim, then please explain the following photo:
The above photo was taken while President George W. Bush was in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2006. In the photo, Bush is wearing a Vietnamese ‘ao dai’ silk tunic. The people of Vietnam gave the tunic to Bush as a gift, and they wanted him to try it on.
The Vietnamese are Communists. So, if Bush was photographed while wearing traditional Vietnamese garb, then does that mean that Bush is a Communist?
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Personal Note: Folks, I have no particular love for President Obama, and I have never been one of his political supporters. Yet, because he is one of those people created in the image of God and loved by God, I will speak up whenever I know that negative claims about him are false. Messiah Jesus taught his disciples to love their enemies, and such love requires that one defend one’s enemies when they are subjected to false negative claims. That is what I am doing here in this post.