Questions about this land deal are surfacing now because the political supporter referenced is Tony Rezko, whose unrelated corruption trial (which involves another Illinois Democrat, governor Rod Blagojevich) begins in Chicago on Monday.
Jaco's report draws on (and cites) an article from Tuesday's Times of London. This article raises even more serious questions about Obama. It reports that Rezko received a loan from a British-Iraqi billionaire named Nadhmi Auchi (who has already been convicted of corruption in France) shortly before the Obama real estate transaction. The Times questions whether or not Auchi was really the one helping Obama buy his mansion.
While not going into specifics, "Obama now admits his involvement in the land deal was a 'boneheaded mistake.'" Corruption usually is a mistake, even if it has been the norm in Illinois over the years.
The whole story reeks of a corrupt wealthy foreigner buying influence with an up-and-coming American politician . . . one who is now on the verge of the Democrat's presidential nomination.
If Barak Obama is capable of making such a "boneheaded mistake" and allowing himself to be involved in a deal as suspicious as this one, can the country really trust him in the Oval Office?