Barakateh Hussein

by alimostofi

Barack Obama's middle name is Hussein, the same last name as Saddam Hussein. Although Obama had some Islamic education around ages 6-10, he is Christian, a member of the United Church of Christ for over 20 years.

Interestingly, it has been recently revealed that Barack Obama is an 8th cousin of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

There have been rumors spread by those in opposition to his campaign that Obama was "schooled in a madrassa" or was "sworn in on the Koran". Both are untrue: His elementary school in Indonesia was a public school with a broad educational curriculum and he was sworn in on a family bible held by his wife. Obama's Muslim father had his last contact with his family when Obama was two.


So he has gone against his father's religion which is Islam.


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It all depends on who the

by alimostofi on

It all depends on who the VPs will be. McCain will probably pick Romney. But who will Obama pick? Maybe Edwards, but that does not give him enough delegates.  So far he has attracted a lot of Republican strategic voters who do not like Clinton.   Ultimately the Superdelegates will decide.  That's US democracy for you.


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Hey Craig: I put a wager on this

by Barry Goldwater Jr (not verified) on

McCain is the Next US President. Obama will have to go back to Kenya, his father's ancestral home. He may have a slightly better chance there :D

programmer craig

To: Kamangir

by programmer craig on

It's just a show, to tell everyone in the world that they are not racists. Obama is already doomed in his campaign.

Well, Hillary is out so I guess that means you are 100% sure that McCain will be the next US President?

You want to out some money on it? :)


It's just a show

by Kamangir on

There's no way on earth Obama becomes the American president. They won't let him, just as didn't allow Al Gore y cheating in the elections. There's still a very alive racism in the US and the blacks are only a minority of perhaps 12 or 13%.  You can see the reumors about him being a possible muslim or anything like it, simply invalidates him.

It's just a show, to tell everyone in the world that they are not racists. Obama is already doomed in his campaign.



Is Obama a neocon too? Hit

by ob (not verified) on

Is Obama a neocon too?

Hit Iran where it hurts

Democratic presidential hopeful takes a get-tough stance against tyrant of Tehran


Americans need to come together to confront the challenge posed by Iran. Yet the Bush administration and an anonymous senator are blocking a bill with bipartisan support that would ratchet up the pressure on the Iranian regime. It's time for this obstructionism to stop.

The decision to wage a misguided war in Iraq has substantially strengthened Iran, which now poses the greatest strategic challenge to U.S. interests in the Middle East in a generation. Iran supports violent groups and sectarian politics in Iraq, fuels terror and extremism across the Middle East and continues to make progress on its nuclear program in defiance of the international community. Meanwhile, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared that Israel must be "wiped off the map."
In response, the Bush administration's policy has been tough talk with little action and even fewer results. While conventional Washington thinking says we can only talk to people who agree with us, I believe that strong countries and strong Presidents shouldn't be afraid to talk directly to our adversaries to tell them where America stands. The Bush-Cheney diplomacy of not talking to Iran has not worked. As President, I will use all elements of American power to pressure the Iranian regime, including the power of tough, smart and principled diplomacy.

For diplomacy to work, we need to dial up our political and economic pressure - not just our tough talk. Iran's troubling behavior depends in large part on access to billions of dollars in oil and gas revenue. That is why I introduced the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act last May, to build on a movement across the country to divest from companies that do significant business with Iran. This would send a clear message about where America stands, increasing Iran's isolation and hitting the Iranian regime where it hurts.

The bill works in three ways. First, it would educate investors and pressure foreign companies to reconsider doing business with Iran by requiring the U.S. government to publish - every six months - a list of companies that invest more than $20 million in Iran's energy sector. Second, it would give explicit congressional authorization to state and local governments to divest the assets of their pension funds and other funds under their control from any company on the list. Third, it would give private fund managers who divest protection from lawsuits, while urging the government's own 401(k) fund to create "terror-free" and "genocide-free" investment options for government employees.

This common-sense approach enjoys broad support. Sam Brownback, a Republican senator and presidential candidate, joined me in introducing this bill. A companion bill passed the House of Representatives 408 to 6. The only obstacle now is a single senator who placed an anonymous "hold" on the bill, blocking it from coming to a vote.

This is exactly the kind of unaccountable obstruction that needs to change in Washington. Instead of having a debate in the open, a Bush administration ally is blocking the bill through a secret Washington maneuver - a maneuver that would be banned if a sweeping bipartisan ethics reform bill that I led the fight to pass is signed into law.

Talking tough and keeping our troops in the middle of Iraq's civil war has only served to strengthen Iran's position. It's time to turn the page on a failed foreign policy. It's time for strong diplomacy backed by common-sense measures that pressure the Iranian regime.

Obama, U.S. senator from Illinois, is running for the Democratic nomination for President