Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Flagging Candidacy

Reverend Jeremiah Wright, in his sermon right after 9/11/2001 called what happened at the World Trade Towers and at the Pentagon fully justified considering what the U.S. had done to Japan with our atomic bombs and added that it was the “chickens coming home to roost.”

In his sermon on the Sunday following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Wright suggested the United States had brought on the attacks. From: this source

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Wright said. "We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."

Interestingly and coincidently, Barak Obama also stopped wearing his American flag lapel pin shortly after 9/11. From: this source

Obama said. "Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security.

"I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest," he said in the interview. "Instead, I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism." (italics mine)

Could Obama have taken his clue about not wearing his American flag pin from Reverend Wright’s polemics? Despite the message sent by that phalanx of American flags behind him in his speech today, this is a question Americans may well have to answer before they enter the voting booth this coming November.

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