Obama Jeopardized U.S.National Security in 2006
"Obama and Raila Odinga of Kenya"
by Paula Abeles
The mainstream media has justified ignoring Obama’s support of Raila Odinga of Kenya based on a “conspiracy theory” chain email making the rounds from some African missionaries. Politifact.com examined the email—which claims Obama gave $1MM to Odinga’s campaign—and declared it “a pants on fire.” However, the underlying and more important issues are verifiably true. In August and September 2006, Senator Barack Obama traveled to South Africa, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya as a congressional delegation of one (Codel Obama) While in Kenya, Obama consistently appeared at the side of fellow Luo Raila Odinga (“your agent for change’), who was running for President. Because of his African heritage, Obama was treated as a virtual “Head of State” in Kenya. While campaigning with Odinga, Obama was openly critical of governmental corruption under President Mibaki – usually a fair, if undiplomatic, criticism from an objective observer. However, Kibaki’s government has been better than most--and Odinga has his own corruption issues. . . [read more]