After a week of hearing how we would embolden the terrorists because of the Democrats anti-surge resolution, we find out something really interesting:
Terrorism charges brought Friday against the administrator of a loan investment program claimed that he secretly tried to send $152,000 to the Middle East to buy equipment such as night vision goggles for a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.
Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, 53, of Ardsley, N.Y., pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to an indictment accusing him of terrorism financing, material support of terrorism and other charges. The charges carried a potential penalty of 95 years in prison.
CBS News has confirmed that Alishtari is a donor to the Republican Party, as he claims on his curriculum vitae. Alishtari gave $15,500 to the National Republican Campaign Committee between 2002 and 2004, according to Federal Election Commission records. That amount includes $13,000 in 2003, a year when he claims to have been named NRCC New York State Businessman of the Year.
Alishtari also claims to be a lifetime member of the National Republican Senate Committee’s Inner Circle, which the NRCC describes as “an impressive cross-section of American society â€“ community leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, retirees, and sports and entertainment celebrities â€“ all of whom hold a deep interest in our nation’s prosperity and security.”
Now seriously – this doesn’t mean the Republican Party is a bunch of al Qaeda financial backers. It is just showing the hypocrisy exhibited by them. If this were a Democratic supporter then you would see the wingnuts jumping all over it. Now they will just ignore it.