Martha’s Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation$2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obama’s July, 2014 West Coast Fundraising TripObama Hawaii Christmas vacations over the past three years have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in travel expenses alone
And, for those yelling "TRAITORS!" at those senators for the open letter to Iraq, ask them what exception they're making for this:
The Iranians held firm to their position, perhaps because they knew that help was on the way, in the form of a new president. Barack Obama had clinched the Democratic nomination on June 3. At some point either before or after that date, but prior to the election, he secretly let the Iranians know that he would be much easier to bargain with than President Bush. Michael Ledeen reported the story last year:
During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.Yeah, I know, "It's DIFFERENT when Democrats do it, you hater!"