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Monday, February 02, 2009

Obama violated the Logan Act?

The United States has a law called the Logan Act whose aim is to prevent private citizens from conducting foreign policy. The law has been on the books for more than 200 years and is codified at 18 U.S.C. ยง953. Here's what it says:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
AFP is reporting that President Barack Hussein Obama used his representatives and 'experts' to maintain contacts with the terror regimes in Tehran and Damascus for 'months' before the elections.
United States President Barack Obama employed representatives and experts to hold secret high-level talks with Iran and Syria months prior to his election as president, organizers of the meetings told Agence France Presse on Monday.

Over the past few months, Obama campaign and election officials, as well as nuclear non-proliferation experts, had several "very, very high-level" contacts with Iranian leaders, according to Jeffrey Boutwell, executive director for the U.S. branch of the Pugwash group, a Nobel Prize-winning international organization of scientists. Former defense secretary William Perry, who served in Obama's election campaign, also participated in some of the meetings, which included discussions on Iran's nuclear program and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Though Boutwell refused to name other participants, he said they were senior figures in the Iranian and US governments.


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad affirmed the reports Monday that Obama officials had repeated contact with his country for some time prior to the U.S. elections. "Dialogue started some weeks ago in a serious manner through personalities who are close to the administration and who were dispatched by the administration," Assad said.

A group of experts, under the auspices of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) think tank, announced Thursday that they met for more than two hours in Damascus with President al-Assad. Obama transition team member and former Clinton White House adviser Ellen Laipson attended the meeting as well, they said.
Given the lack of respect his cabinet has for the law, why should the boss be any different? Hopenchange!


At 8:54 PM, Blogger AnechoicRoom said...

What is reality? (what time is it?).

I tried, a little bit, for say a week or so. So sit back and watch the Obymusiya. And not jump in his sh*t [was even a little encouraged by his first vist to State (and words, third day in office).

But my reality simply sez there are just too many skeletors rattlin round in his closet. For evry single last one to remain cloistered.

Whatever his policies, or whichever direction the wind (polls) shall blow him. By the time he's actually got a handle on the job itself (if possible?). Likely the wheels will have already fallen completely off of his administration (though look for MSM to report it as a hiccup/everything's fine in Messiahville).


At 4:17 PM, Blogger whatwhatsthescene said...

jesus. u people need to get out more.

turn off the hate radio and go talk to ur fellow americans.

or shoot urself. no one cares either way.


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