Odinga is now the Prime Minister of Kenya by extortion after his supporters staged a bloody uprising when he lost his election bid for President. Odinga is a Marxist educated in communist East Germany and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with islamic leaders in Kenya that he would institute sharia law if elected in return for their support, The violence that occurred after he lost was muslim on Christian ethnic cleansing during which a church was burned down while filled with mostly women and children seeking shelter from the violence. Obama spent a week campaigning for this thug on our taxpayer dime and has maintained steady contact with him. For more information read this great piece in the Washington Times by Mark Hyman. Newsbusters' Kerry Picket also has some more links to additional videos and stories. From the Times piece.
Initially, Mr. Odinga was not the favored opposition candidate to stand in the 2007 election against President Mwai Kibaki, who was seeking his second term. However, he received a tremendous boost when Sen. Barack Obama arrived in Kenya in August 2006 to campaign on his behalf. Mr. Obama denies that supporting Mr. Odinga was the intention of his trip, but his actions and local media reports tell otherwise.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama's six-day stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies. In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki. He lashed out against the Kenyan government shortly after meeting with the president on Aug. 25. "The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials," Mr. Obama announced.
There is also considerable more information in the comments.
Is the change we can expect from an Obama administration or what we can expect if he loses. Like I asked yesterday are all of Obama's acquaintances communists, corrupt or just plain sleaze bags? I would say this is even more damning for Obama than the Ayers issue since he campaigned for Odinga as a US Senator. Would this be the kind of foreign leaders he would support should he become President? Is this why he said he would meet with Achmadinejad, Chavez, Castro? Does he actually agree with the way they rule?
Americans that are planning to vote for this guy need to ask themselves some serious questions. I know this won't concern his far left base but it should bother those centrists that have bought into his hope and change spiel but don't really know anything about him.