Barack Obama has distanced himself from words spoken in 2001, following the 9/11 attacks, by his Christian pastor, Jeremiah Wright.
Wright told his congregation, in a sermon:
“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.”
It was, of course, expected that Obama would denounce such talk, surfacing as it has on the web and the media some seven years later. It would be political suicide to do otherwise.
Sadly, that’s the state of politics today. The truth can rarely be embraced.
Filed under: Political inconvenience