Friday, September 19, 2008


A number of us have mentioned that evidence is surfacing regarding Barack Obama's recent trip to Iraq. It seems that he may have violated the Logan Act, which says:

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

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, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of 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.

1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).

According to this article by Amir Taheri in the NY Post, Obama did indeed violate the Logan Act by trying to impede troop withdrawal from Iraq for his own political gain. If this is indeed accurate, it is beyond obscene to risk the lives of our service men and women to help his presidential candidacy.

Naturally, the Obama camp has claimed this is not true. The author of the original article claimed it was absolutely true in this follow-up article.

At the very least, this serious charge must be investigated. A site has been set up at which you can email your representatives asking them to investigate whether or not Senator Obama violated the Logan Act. For an extra $3, they will HAND deliver your letter. The link is HERE.

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