Andy Martin on Principles & Values

Republican Senate Challenger


2003: If Bush had an "enemies list" I'd be first one on it

Five years ago I was living in Baghdad and working as a bureau chief gathering news and providing analysis and interpretation of the increasingly untenable situation in that country. I didn't know if President George Bush had an "enemies list." But if he did, my name was the 1st one in line. My controversial reporting and analysis from Baghdad incurred increasing ire. When I read in the Washington Post that President Bush and Baghdad impresario Paul Bremer had shared weightlifting, movies and popcorn at the White House, and that the president had expressed a desire to discipline that profligate "internet journalist" in Baghdad I knew my name was on some list.
Source: Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, by Andy Martin, p. vii , Jul 25, 2008

Obama is a Muslim who concealed his religion

"Fiction: Obama was given an 'African' name. Fact: Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion. I am a strong supporter of the Muslim community, and I believe Muslims have been scapegoated. Obama has a great opportunity to be forthright. Instead, he has treated his Muslim heritage as a dark secret. His grandfather was named 'Hussein.' That is an Arabic-Muslim, not African, name. Hussein was a devout Muslim and named his son, Barack Senior, 'Baraka.' Baraka is an Arabic word meaning 'blessed.' Baraka come out of the Koran and Arabic, not Africa."

"Obama has spent a lifetime running from his family heritage and religious heritage. Would his father have given his son a Koranic name if the father was not a devout Muslim? Obama's stepfather was also a Muslim. Obama will be the 1st Muslim-heritage senator; he should be proud of that fact."

Source: Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, by Andy Martin, p. xv , Jul 25, 2008

I have many skeletons in my closet

I am sometimes asked, "Have any skeletons in your closet?" My answer, "I have so many skeletons in my closet I can't close the door. Which ones do you want to hear about?"

I have been lambasted by crooked judges and generally beaten up by the power structure that I have spent a lifetime exposing as corrupt.

The public knows I'm honest, and the public knows I fight the bad guys. I have the scare to prove it.

Source: Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, by Andy Martin, p. 58-59 , Jul 25, 2008

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