Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama gave a great speech about race and about his pastor

That didn't address any of his remarks on U.S. foreign policy save one, and I'm quoting here:

" a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam."

...Which was a direct reference to his pastor's condemnation of Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians.

Besides that, nothing. Even though the remarks about 9/11 were at the heart of the uproar.

The message: Obama is behind Israel 100%, and he won't make a concrete statement about the role of the U.S. in possibly provoking 9/11 through its actions. Which means he can't be held accountable for those views, so that in the future he can pull a Kyl-Lieberman if the pressure gets too much.

A Kyl-Lieberman refers to the amendment that Hillary voted for but that Obama mysteriously abstained from, then used to beat Clinton over the head with. Hey, he didn't vote for it! He didn't vote against it either, and in fact supported virtually the same bill earlier.

1 comment:

professor rat said...

You and Helly look good together John. Why don't you get a room?