Opponent Accuses Henry Waxman of Aiding Terrorist Enemy
A new campaign ad highlights recent reports of a powerful, 35-year Congressman paving the way for delivery of hundreds of thousands of dollars in assistance to enemy terrorists in Fallujah, Iraq.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) issued a letter of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, to assist Code Pink and Global Exchange in delivering $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in humanitarian aid for “other side.”
Republican challenger Chuck Wilkerson, a Marine veteran, has a new ad out highlighting Waxman’s participation.
New evidence has emerged that Representative Henry Waxman (CA-30) helped a group of radical antiwar activists cross the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents in the war-ridden Iraqi city of Fallujah. In December 2004, Waxman (D) sent a letter 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.
Lisa Pinto, a spokeswoman for Waxman, said in an email that Waxman “did not intend to assist insurgents” in Iraq when he provided a diplomatic letter in 2004 to Code Pink’s parent organization Global Exchange to facilitate travel for the group’s delivery of assistance to Fallujah terrorists.
More information on the scandal, including the email exchange between Pinto and Blue Star mother Beverly Perlson, is found here on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace website.
Big Peace also includes in their report diplomatic letters for the group from Sen. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Rep. Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) — which round out the group known as the Fallujah Four.