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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Obama And Pastor Wright

Well, Barak has done the politically necessary thing in repudiating the comments of his pastor, but the pastor was onto something with his comments. America has indeed brought upon itself much misery by our warmongering policies of the last four decades. Joseph Palermo at Huffpo nails it:

"We should recall that the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who is honored
with a national holiday and politicians including George W. Bush and John McCain
have paid homage to his memory, in April 1967 called the United States "the
greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." In my opinion, Reverend
Wright says nothing in the taped vignettes I've seen on TV that is untrue about
America, despite the "tut-tutting" of liberals and conservatives among the
chattering class. Obama showed that he is nimble in taking care of
potential pitfalls in his campaign and that shows he would be a great candidate
in the general election against the Republican smear-meisters."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I took offense to what Pastor Wright said. I am white, yet I am not evil, nor rich or powerful, nor his enemy, nor did the white people spread AIDS, etc. etc. etc. If you can't see Wright for what he is (a racist hatemonger)then I don't know how you can.