There's been a whole lot of hoopla recently concerning statements made by Obama advisor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. All sorts of pundits have been calling on Obama to dissociate from this "radical" preacher spreading anti-Americanism. For the record, I want folks to be able to read the two offending pieces by Wright, and see if you don't disagree:
The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people," he said in a 2003 sermon. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."
"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," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.
"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," he told his congregation.
All I can say is that I wish I had a pastor like that when I was a kid.