Over at Big Government, Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King are covering a story which, if it involved Republicans, would not only make the papers in the politicians’ district, but would likely generate national news as well.
You see, there is evidence that my Congressman and my (junior) Senator may have “helped a group of radical antiwar activists cross the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents” in Fallujah at a time when said insurgents were fighting American troops:
In December 2004, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D) [as well as fellow Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Raul Grijalva of Arizona] each sent letters of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, requesting assistance for members of the radical group Global Exchange and the antiwar group Palisadians for Peace.
The letters, according to a January 4, 2005 article written by Islam Online correspondent Adam Wild Aba, were needed in order to successfully deliver supplies to the Iraqi people. The Pentagon had previously denied the groups access to the embattled region, citing security concerns. Waxman’s letter to Consul General Daniel Goodspeed, dated December 14, 2004, requested assistance on behalf of Palisadians for Peace and Global Exchange as they sought to set up a “peace camp” to benefit Iraqi families. Now, with no clear record of who specifically was given the more than $600,000 in cash and goods that the groups brought into the warzone, concerned families of soldiers killed while fighting in the War on Terror are beginning to ask questions.
Waxman has released his letter, but as Taylor and King report, “Boxer’s Capitol Hill staff is stonewalling a request by military mother Beverly Perlson for a copy of a reported diplomatic letter provided by the California Democrat to the leftwing group Code Pink/Global Exchange in support of the delivery of $600,000 in cash and aid to the ‘other side’ in Fallujah, Iraq in late 2004.“
The 28-year Washington veteran should be grateful for a media which looks the other way when she misrepresents her record or ignores serious questions about her service. Perlson has raised just such a question, one directly related to Mrs. Boxer’s official duties and the career politician gives her the runaround.
Help the candidate who is working to expose Boxer’s failure as a United States Senator. At a time when the Golden State faces multiple challenges, we need a Senator who can actually get things done, rather than one whose “most famous moments on Capitol Hill“, in the words of her hometown paper, “have not been ones of legislative accomplishment, but of delivering partisan shots.”