Gustavo Coronel explains why This time Chavez went too FARC
We should structure a military alliance against the United States”. On the basis of this proposal the mighty armies of Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Dominica and Venezuela plus the forces of observer Ecuador should come together to crush, if need be, the imperialistic monster, the U.S. A few hours later only Daniel Ortega, the Nicaraguan president, was talking still tough. Ecuador had quickly rejected this strange proposal while the other member countries remained speechless.
Just because you can buy them doesn’t mean they’re are crazy as you.
More Democrat scandals, this time on the Obama campaign:Obama bagman is sent to jail over $3.5m payment by British tycoon
An undeclared $3.5 million (£1.8 million) payment from a corrupt Iraqi-British businessman has landed Barack Obama’s former fundraiser behind bars.
The payment, disclosed in court papers, is the first time that Mr Obama’s long-serving bagman Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a Syrian immigrant to the United States, has been linked to Nadhmi Auchi, the Iraqi-born billionaire who is one of Britain’s richest men. The relationship is a potential embarrassment for Mr Obama, who has made his opposition to the Iraq war a central plank of his campaign.
Court papers describe Mr Rezko as a close friend of Mr Auchi. The two are involved in a large Chicago land development together. But it is unclear how long the two men have known each other or whether they were linked before the 2003 Iraq war. Neither side would discuss their relationship.
The Times has, however, discovered state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent money to Mr Obama’s fundraiser in May 2005.
Mr Rezko, to be tried for corruption this month, had his bail revoked on Monday after he disobeyed a court’s instructions to keep it informed of changes to his finances. Prosecutors feared that he could try to flee abroad.
According to prosecution documents Mr Rezko tried to persuade unnamed Illinois officials to help Mr Auchi to get a US visa after he was convicted of fraud in France. Mr Obama’s aides deny that he was approached.
Mr Rezko has been indicted for pressuring companies seeking state business for kickbacks and campaign contributions, although none for Mr Obama. He was granted bail in October 2006. He told a judge that he had no access to overseas money. But in April 2007 Mr Auchi’s business, General Mediterranean Holding (GMH), wired $3.5 million to Mr Rezko from a bank account in Beirut via a law firm.
The Chicago businessman has already been an embarrassment to Mr Obama’s campaign. The presidential challenger has tried to dampen criticism by paying $150,000 to charity to make up for donations from Mr Rezko. The Illinois senator has said that he made a “bone-headed mistake” to get involved in a property deal with Mr Rezko at a time when he was known to be under investigation.
Since I’m not a psychologist or a psychiatrist I don’t subscribe to the theory that everything can be explained by narcissism (there’s the influence of culture, and plenty of greed and lust to go around, for instance) – my friend M. believes most things have almost nothing to do with narcissim, and at times I agree with M. – but Dr. Krauthammer is right on the money when he looks at Clinton’s Legacy of Desperation and Narcissim vis-a-vis Bill’s performance in South Carolina.
Dr. Sowell takes a look at McCain’s straight lies while Doug Russ checks out The Time Tunnel. On the other hand, the Fox News panel says that McCain is right and Romney hedged on the surge:
Betsy asks, Can McCain make peace with conservatives?
A plea from Tom Burnett Sr. to the wonderful people of Somerset regarding the proposed Flight 93 memorial.
At GM’s Corner, You rotten, chauvinist scum!