Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a Muslim journalist who was arrested and tortured for exposing the rise of Islamists in his country of Bangladesh and especially their use of Muslim schools for this purpose. He is openly pro-Israel and pro-US, and has urged his Islamic state to recognize Israel. Shoaib Choudhury continues to publish his weekly paper with articles that criticize the government, expose Islamists, and praise the United States and Israel. He is now on trial for “sedition, treason, and blasphemy.”
When I was attempting to free him in 2003, I approached about 15 percent of the House and almost a dozen US Senators. Every one of them — Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, and moderate — gave their support and took action; every one of them, that is, except Barack Obama. Choudhury’s Weekly Blitz tried to educate Bangladeshis about “the real Barack Obama, not the fantasy in the media,” he told me; and asks regularly if “our Senator John McCain will be victorious.” He and others who are trying to block an Islamist takeover of their country pray daily for that outcome.
“Governor Palin was pleased to accept an invitation to address this rally and show her resolve on this grave national security issue, regrettably that invitation has since been withdrawn under pressure from Democratic partisans. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Republicans, Democrats and independents alike to oppose Ahmadinejad’s goal of a nuclear armed Iran. Senator Obama’s campaign had the opportunity to join us. Senator Obama chose politics rather than the national interest.”
In April 2007 Biden joined a group of US Senators to meet with Iran’s envoy to the United Nations Javad Zarif. Obama’s running mate praised the “user-friendly” face of the brutal Iranian regime that is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq.
Controversial Iranian regime sympathizers held a fundraiser for Joe Biden in 2002 and raised an estimated $24,000 to $30,000 for the Delaware senator.
“A new television ad released Wednesday by Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign highlights the closure of Corning Inc.’s plant in State College, Pa., and accuses Washington with Sen. John McCain’s help of selling out the workers,” the Associated Press reports.
So what did Corning make at the plant? The ad, which you can see here, does not say, but the AP story does: “glass tubes for television sets and computer monitors.”
It’s hard to remember now, but in the olden days TV sets and computer monitors used a technology called cathode ray tubes. A CRT consisted of an electron gun that projects an image onto a fluorescent screen. In most cases the gun had to be some distance from the screen, with the entire assembly enclosed in glass, which meant that TVs were bulky and boxy (hence the term “idiot box”).
In modern times, the CRT has given way to superior technologies such as plasma and liquid crystal, which take up less space and provide superior picture quality. This is an enormous blessing to all Americans who watch TV or use computers.
It’s hard to imagine a more backward-looking position than mourning the decline of the picture-tube industry. What’ll Obama do next, promise to restore American supremacy in the manufacture of buggy whips, iron lungs and floppy disks?