Soros influence on Obama politics and policy
Barack Obama has been trying to justify his anti-terror policies by likening them to those of George Bush. Aside from the hypocritical irony can we discover anything else of interest from statements, particularly this one:
"I think that the most important thing for the public to understand," he told Ms. Couric, "is we're not handling any of these cases any different than the Bush administration handled them all through 9/11." Mr. Obama went on to add that "190 folks"-folks presumably just like the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks-had been tried and convicted in civilian court during Mr. Bush's tenure.
Where did Obama get the figure of 190 ? Not from government sources, but from a George Soros group.
The figure comes from a report by Human Rights First (they actually claim 195), which ransacked the federal files to find any cases even remotely connected with terrorism. Most charges, the report concedes, involve not acts of terrorism but charges of material support. These 190 men and women may be guilty of bad things, but to suggest they are comparable with KSM is highly misleading.
Barack Obama mislead? Sacra bleu.
What is Human Rights First? None other than one of the many groups (led by the Center for American Progress) that George Soros-sugar daddy of the Democratic party and one of Barack Obama's early and most generous supporters has formed as tools to move American policy in the direction Soros wants.
His Open Society Institute is one of its major donors
Human Rights First does not put human right first, it puts the agenda of George Soros first and has taken a hard-left tack on many issues (what happens at Ground Zero, for instance); pushed for American to become involved in the America and Israel-bashing Durban II conference.
Similar to the Center for American Progress (variably called Obama's Brain Trust or his Idea Factory ), Human Rights First has served as a hiring hall for the Obama administration. Its former Executive Director and president, Michael Posner, was appointed by Barack Obama to serve as the leader of the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (recently heard from when it unleashed an attack on Israel - one goal that obsesses George Soros ).
Soros has many front groups in Washington; he also has many front men who do his bidding there, as well. But how high up do they go?