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Nov 1st, 2008

U.S. Representative, MN District 6
Write-in Aubrey Immelman

Today, Eric Zaetsch of the Developers are Crabgrass blog displayed two screenshots of the Oct. 31, 2008 entry on this blog under the headline, “From the Aubrey Immelman website — know your write-in protocol, where to write, how his name is spelled.”

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Eric Zaetsch

Zaetsch encourages voters to print the ad below (which is running in 25 newspapers across the district in the final days of the campaign), cut it out, and take it to the polls as a memory aid on Election Day. He concludes, “But if you favor Immelman, you already are bright enough to not need to do that. But don’t screw up. A mistake could mean an uncounted vote for the sane and most reliable choice.”

Ad_ballot-1.jpg Ad_write-in (large) picture by Rifleman-Al


Since launching my write-in effort two weeks ago, I have pumped $2,500 of my own money into the campaign after spending $5,000 in personal funds on the primary contest to unseat Rep. Bachmann.

Now, for the first time, I’m asking for small individual contributions to support my efforts to make a strong showing in the race and effect positive change in the 6th Congressional District.

The navigation bar on this website now has a donate button, which complements the recently activated Donate button on the Contribute page where contributions can be made online at a secure site.

Thank you,

Aubrey Immelman



Iraq Expects U.S. Reply On Troop Pact Within Days

Iraqis wave national flags as they chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Nov. 1, 2008. People took to the streets to protest against a pact that would allow U.S. forces to stay in Iraq for three more years. (Photo credit: Mohammed Ameen / Reuters)

November 1, 2008

BAGHDAD — Iraq expects a reply from the United States within days to its proposal for changes to a pact requiring U.S. troops to leave by the end of 2011, Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said on Saturday. …

Both countries appear to be moving quickly in a last-ditch scramble to save the pact, which was hammered out over months of intensive negotiations but hit a snag in October when Baghdad demanded changes just days after announcing a final text.

Iraq has become safer than at any point since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. In October, 238 Iraqi civilians were killed in violence, according to Iraqi government figures, the lowest monthly toll since the war began.

Seven U.S. service members died in attacks, the lowest figure of the war.

The comparative quiet has helped the Iraqi government grow more assertive in seeking a firm withdrawal deadline as part of the pact, which will provide a mandate for U.S. forces beyond the end of this year when a U.N. Security Council mandate ends.

Iraqi officials have said their proposed amendments would tighten the language demanding a pullout in three years, clarify circumstances under which U.S. troops could be tried in Iraqi courts, and ban U.S. attacks on Iraq’s neighbors from its soil.

The proposed ban on attacking Iraq’s neighbors has gained attention after U.S. forces launched a raid last week on a Syrian border village, which Damascus said killed eight people. Iraqi and U.S. officials say the target was a smuggler of weapons and foreign fighters operating in the border area.

The Iraqi cabinet repudiated the U.S. raid, but not until two days after it took place, a delay that infuriated Damascus. …

Washington’s Middle Eastern foes, including Syria and especially Iran, are wary of the U.S. troops pact, arguing that the United States is seeking a foothold in the region.

Iran’s objections particularly resonate with some Iraqi Shi’ites, including parties in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s coalition which have historical ties to Tehran. …


Security Developments in Iraq

Following are security developments in Iraq on Nov. 1, Oct. 31, and Oct. 30, 2008, as reported by Reuters.

MOSUL – Gunmen killed two Iraqi soldiers on Friday in an attack on a military checkpoint in northern Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

KUT – Gunmen killed one policeman on Friday near his home just west of Kut, 105 miles southeast of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – U.S. forces detained 17 militants on Friday and Saturday during operations targeting al Qaeda across Iraq, the U.S. military said.

MOSUL – Gunmen killed an off-duty policeman in southern Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, on Thursday, police said.

MOSUL – A roadside bomb wounded two Iraqi soldiers when it struck their patrol in western Mosul on Thursday, police said.

MOSUL – Gunmen killed a man on his farm Thursday in eastern Mosul, police said.

MOSUL – A roadside bomb wounded three Iraqi soldiers and a woman when it struck their patrol in eastern Mosul, police said.

MOSUL – Two people were wounded by a roadside bomb blast in eastern Mosul, police said.

MOSUL – A sniper shot and wounded one policeman at his checkpoint in western Mosul, police said.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb wounded five people, including three policemen, in eastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – A car bomb killed one civilian and wounded five others in southwestern Baghdad’s Hurriya district, police said.

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