Friday, February 19, 2010

Is There Anything This Administration Says That Is Not A Lie?

If you remember, I posted this a couple of days ago. This is a short excerpt from the article:

President Obama's new envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, is at the center of a controversy over remarks attributed to him defending a man who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid a terrorist group.

The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs quoted Hussain in 2004 as calling Sami al-Arian the victim of "politically motivated persecutions" after al-Arian, a university professor, was charged in 2003 with heading U.S. operations of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The United States has designated the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a foreign terrorist group as far back as 1997. At the time of al-Arian's arrest, then Attorney General John Ashcroft called it "one of the most violent terrorist organizations in the world."

Al-Arian pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to aid Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Mr Hussain claimed he was misquoted, it was his daughter that made the comments, and the White House backed him on his assertion. Further, the Washington Report edited out the comments from the online article and was not able to say who asked them to do it. It only appeared to be a coincidence that the edit was done shortly after Mr Hussain took his position in the White House.

Now, for an update.

President Obama's new Muslim envoy Rashad Hussain admitted Friday to once defending a man who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid a terrorist group -- an admission that contradicts earlier claims from the White House that the quotes had been mistakenly attributed to Hussain.

Hussain, named by Obama as an envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, said Friday his comments at the time were "ill conceived or not well formulated."


So, let's recap. (some dates approximate)

2004 - Mr Hussain made comments defending a terrorist who later pleaded guilty to terrorism.

February 2009 - Mr Hussain was appointed to a position in the White House.

February 2009 - Someone asked the Washington Review to delete the comments.

February 16, 2010 - Fox news finds out about it (no doubt as part of their campaign to "get" Obama).

February 16, 2010 - Mr Hussain and the White House insist that the comments were made by Mr Hussain's daughter.

February 16, 2010 - Editors of the Washington Report say they are unsure of who asked them to edit out the comments.

February 16, 2010 - The reporter who wrote the original article absolutely insists that she attributed the quotes correctly and that she did in fact know the difference between an older man and a younger woman.

February 19, 2010 - Mr Hussain, picking his daughter up from under the bus and brushing her off, says it was ill-conceived to make the comments he did not make.

Also, do notice that the Obama administration has a knack for posting this kind of damaging info on Friday nights.

One final question - didn't Nixon have to leave office because of the cover-up, not the crime?

10 comments:

LASunsett said...

For the man's poor daughter, I dedicate this song:

Another one under the bus,
Another one under the bus.

(Sung to the tune of "Another One Bites The Dust")

LomaAlta said...

Chuck, following the musical theme, this is just another few thousand bricks in the wall proving that Obama is a Muslim first and an alleged American second.
Obama's heart is with Islam not America.
And, his cheating heart will tell on him even if the MSN does not.

Always On Watch said...

When we consider the objectives of the OIC, one of which is to criminalize any criticism of Islam, I have to ask this question: Why the hell is the United States sending any envoy at all.

Further, the Washington Report edited out the comments from the online article and was not able to say who asked them to do it. It only appeared to be a coincidence that the edit was done shortly after Mr Hussain took his position in the White House.
Now, for an update.


Sound the alarm! Orwell's Newspeak has arrived.

Chuck said...

LA, they have a biiig bus

LomaAlta, I agree. If he is not a Muslim he is sure as Hell a sympathizer. And why hasn't he found a church yet?

AOW, I think you are dead on. Has anybody been able to keep count of how many Muslim outreach people Obama has?

Karen Howes said...

This whole administration is swathed in secrecy, lies, and corruption, Chuck. This is just one more example.

Z said...

That time line is fascinating, Chuck...
What do we expect from this WH? Remember, Obama didn't know Bill Ayers, either, they just "live in the same neighborhood".

lie lie lie lie lie lie....

Anonymous said...

You people are disgusting creeps. You call them lies, but what about Bush, huh? Besides, it was probably just a slip of the tongue. I hate you right wingers because you are always twisting the truth about Islam. Wise up. Bush caused 9/11.

Rosie

Chuck said...

Karen, agreed

Z, fascinating how it timed out huh? He also didn't know Rev Wright

Rosie, thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy when I get a perfect example of the loony left. Rosie, 9/11 truther, say...your not THE Rosie are you?

MK said...

"Is There Anything This Administration Says That Is Not A Lie?"

Well i'm sure that they tell the truth on some things, but i'd always double check if they told you that it was raining.

Chuck said...

MK< truth is they probably do tell the truth - on wanting to take over our health care, on wanting to enact the fairness doctrine