The New York Sun picked up on my Obama/Odinga connection and ran an excellent editorial, The Kenyan Connection here (Atlas is cited as well):
I found the comments to the oped piece heartbreaking. Mind you, they are all Kenyans. But it certainly raises more questions than it answers. The most obvious question is, why has Obama aligned himself with this murderer?
Here is a sampling of reader comments. Note the relief that someone has brought this to light. Check this man out;
Finally an accurate asessment of Raila Odinga coming from the West
Sir, I am a kenyan who read your article with great relief that finally, someone in the West is seeing Raila Odinga in correct light. I would like to urge any american to take seriously the association that Raila has with a radical Islamic grouping in Kenya before it is too late. He is determined to make sure that that country is at least chaotic enough for such groupings to operate in that region without the inhibition that Kenya's democracy and stability has so far been. I do not know what kind of relationship Obama has with Raila, politically, but you are right on about the claims of kinship that Raila himself has made.
I lived in Kenya for about 2 years and have some understanding of the beautiful country. What is happening is a shame.
Obama has called the 2 leaders to talk about the 'rigged' election but he has not issued any statement on the atrocities committed by Raila Odinga's supporters. Around new years, women and children taking refuge in a church were burned by Raila supporters. I thought this could have sparked a reaction from Obama but it did not. Instead, he called his cousin twice to show his concern about the election.
I support Obama's candidature but will re consider if he doesn't come out and condemn his cousin's crimes against innocent Kenyans.
The majority of the writers felt the same way;
Thank you for writing this story. I received the official documents that ODM leader signed with the muslim leaders in Mombasa and I could not believe it.
Thank you, thank you the world needs to know what type of human being the ODM leader is.
And this woman apparently has docs;
Thank you Daniel for your article. Kenya and President Kibaki have been tarnished in this past week due to lack of facts. A document is available that shows ODMs party campaign strategy which includes the plans for the above as well as plans in case of what they call unfavourable election outcome hence the ethnic cleansing. If you provided an email I can forward them.
The same sentiment and desperation running through these Kenyans remarks;
The past 1 week has seen an avalanche of Kenyan blogs trying to paint what is happening in Kenya as a revolt in the masses. It is not true. These blogs were organized by ODM (raila's party) and to be honest were very good at it.
However your article was very correct to state that the Raila strategy was the demonizing of one tribe and the end result was the killing of women and children inside a church. One of the babies was actually taken from the mothers hands and thrown back in the fire.Over 600 people were killed in this massacre and when the police took action, ODM cried foul.
Kenyans are very peace loving ,but the Raila group has worked systematically to displace over 250,000 people in the name of democracy. In a country where both the opposition and the ruling party can rig elections, the people who are suffering are innocent women and children who are dying .
I ask that people note how Rwanda started. It is already happening and there is no mass movements to support Raila Odinga but there is systematic ethnic cleansing. I do not believe there is any democratic movement in this whole world that can condone burning women and children inside a church.
pls read more on this from the victims and not from a Raila supporter
The riots in Nairobi only happened in one slum in the city and the rest of the city was peaceful.
Most of them read like this, some more desperate. The comments denouncing the article are from American leftards that make no real argument. Snark, ad hominem left wing drivel.
Why is Obama backing is this horse? Very bad judgment.
Thank you for telling the truth about raila at one and the only international press who have done his his homework kudos