Did The CIA Back Obama’s Rise To Power?
August 20, 2010 by Bob Livingston
How Barack Hussein Obama made the meteoric rise from a back bench Illinois State Senator to President of the United States in a few short years has been a mystery to many, but an investigative journalist may have uncovered how it happened.
Wayne Madsen has produced a three-part exposé (so far) that shows Obama, Barack Obama Sr. (his purported father), his mother Stanley Ann Dunham and her second husband Lolo Soetoro — and probably Ann Dunham’s parents Stanley Armour and Madelyn Dunham — all have or had deep ties to the CIA and the larger intelligence community. Madsen’s exposé was featured on prisonplanet.com yesterday.
In his memoir, The Good Fight, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid writes that he talked to then first-year Senator Obama following a speech Obama made about President George W. Bush’s war policy. Reid told Obama he was impressed.
Reid writes, “Without the barest hint of braggadocio or conceit, and with what I would describe as deep humility, he (Obama) said quietly, ‘I have a gift, Harry.’”
Now it would seem we know what that gift is.
Of course, Obama isn’t the first United States President to have deep CIA ties. Former President George H.W. Bush had an extensive resumé in the CIA, including serving as the agency’s director. Several of his family members, including former President George W. Bush, have also been linked to the CIA.