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Monday, June 7, 2010


Most everyone I talk to about this as a real possibility almost shrugs while saying it wouldn't surprise them at all. That's a sad statement of our government on many levels all by itself. Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan has said some very suspect things about the nature of America's Islamic enemies. He has also referred to Jerusalem as 'Al Quds', the Islamic name for that city.

Now this.

Jerome Corsi at WND is reporting that a reliable source very close to the Netanyahu government has made the claim that Brennan is the White House contact for the Free Gaza Movement - the group that organized the Memorial Day flotilla against the Israeli blockade of Gaza - and may have been in contact with that group during the organization phase.
The allegation raises the bizarre possibility that the Free Gaza Movement's flotilla action in the Mediterranean was being coordinated with the White House, something that would align with a shift in U.S. policy toward Israel being debated within the Obama administration.

Mike Hammer, a National Security Council spokesman, told WND flatly the report "is not true."
Does anyone feel comfortable believe anything the White House says these days? They've actually gotten to the point of lying so often, all you have to do is believe the opposite and you've got better odds of getting to the truth.

In any event, if these claims about Brennan are true and he was aware of the the flotilla before it took place, consider a few things in the context of the Joe Sestak scandal.

1.) On Friday, May 28th - the day before a three-day Memorial Day weekend, the White House performs a document dump in an attempt to bury the memo released by White House Counsel Robert Bauer that identified Bill Clinton as the man who approached Joe Sestak about a position in the Obama administration if he dropped out of his Senate race with Arlen Specter.

2.) On Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day - the day before the Sestak scandal was sure to be on the front pages, the Free Gaza Movement flotilla does its thing, attempting to break the Israeli blockade; a new lead story trumps the Sestak scandal.

3.) The Free Gaza Movement has ties with Obama friends and allies, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and Jodie Evans of Code Pink.

Implying or insinuating that the White House may have done something untoward would be a stretch based on the aforementioned three bullet points alone. However, if Corsi's claims are accurate, they are no such thing.

Read Corsi's entire article.


When a self-professed liberal loses former White House Counsel for Bill Clinton, Lanny Davis, that individual definitely has problems. Davis is an avowed liberal spinmeister who has expressed exceedingly leftist views without batting an eye. He is the quintessential progressive who was called on by Clinton multiple times to spin the White House out of very tight spots. Put him in a debate and give him the opportunity to argue the left side of any argument and liberals know they're going to have their side explained as good as anyone can.

However, thanks to Helen Thomas' recent comments that all of the Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine", we have witnessed the limits of Lanny Davis, who pulls no punches with respect to his opinion of Thomas.

Via the New York Post:
“Helen Thomas, who I used to consider a close friend and who I used to respect, has showed herself to be an anti-Semitic bigot. This is not about her disagreement about her criticisms of Israel. She has a right to criticize Israel and that is not the same as being an anti-Semite,” Davis said in a statement.
Davis goes on to illustrate his point by making a very legitimate comparison...
“If she had asked all Blacks to go back to Africa, what would White House Correspondents Association position be as to whether she deserved White House press room credentials -- much less a privileged honorary seat?,” Davis asked.
Thomas' comments only serve to further unmask the true feelings of many on the left regarding Jews. Ayers, Dohrn, and Code Pink's involvement with the Free Gaza Movement do as well. People like Davis need to begin to see that. MediaIte has posted a video of Thomas proudly declaring that she's not only a liberal but is "as far left as you can go". Let me see if I've got this straight. A far left liberal is also an anti-semite? Perhaps this will cause liberals like Davis to not only reject Thomas but to re-examine their entire ideological paradigm.

I know, wishful thinking.

h/t to Gateway Pundit for posting.


Former Deputy White House Counsel William A. Burck gets right to the heart of the problem with respect to the role of current Chief White House Counsel - and husband to Mao admirer Anita Dunn - Robert Bauer, in how the Obama administration is handling the aftermath of the Sestak and Romanoff scandals. He sees enough smoke to warrant an independent investigation, just like was done with Valerie Plame.

Via the Washington Post:
Without knowing all of the facts and particularly whether firm promises of government jobs were made, it cannot be ascertained at the moment whether dealings among Obama White House officials, former president Bill Clinton, Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and former Colorado House speaker Andrew Romanoff broke the law. What is clear, however, is that White House Counsel Robert Bauer has engaged in an unprecedented "investigation" of the Sestak affair, culminating in the issuance of his May 28 report.

This effort was, at best, misguided. At worst, it impeded any legitimate Justice Department investigation, harmed the cause of justice and reinforced public disgust with Washington.

The White House counsel is the president's principal legal adviser, but the role is not independent of the president or the White House. Unlike the attorney general, who is the nation's top law enforcement officer, the White House counsel is not confirmed by the Senate and does not supervise career lawyers charged with impartially investigating and prosecuting possible crimes on behalf of the people of the United States. Executive privilege, which restricts public disclosure of certain communications between the president and his staff, is at its strongest for advice given to the president by his counsel.
Burck's point is extremely well taken. He then goes on to compare how the Obama administration would like to handle these allegations of wrongdoing with how the administration Burck worked for DID handle the Valerie Plame affair; the investigation was handed over to independent counsel, Patrick Fitzgerald.

Apparently not lost on Burck is the ridiculous notion that all the president's men are dismissing potentially illegal activity by saying it's done all the time; true or not, that potential reality should not excuse law breaking. Another tactic the White House seems to be using is referring people to former members of the Bush administration and DOJ who are saying what Team Obama wants people to hear.

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey under George W. Bush initially called for an independent investigation but then backtracked. His "re-calibrated" words have been incorporated into this administration's talking points. Another individual whose stance the Obama administration is sure to point to is former George W. Bush ethics lawyer, Richard Painter. While Painter concedes the allegations indicate the White House has done some seedy things with respect to job offers to Sestak and Romanoff, he sees no illegality. The stances of Mukasey and Painter simply don't pass the smell test, which is likely why Team Obama embraces them.

Burck, on the other hand, is not likely to be cited by this administration as a Republican who sees nothing wrong or no reason to investigate.

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