Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Himey Town is Burning

Rev. Jesse Jackson ignited a storm of controversy when he was quoted in the New York Post yesterday saying, "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" are going to experience Barack Obama's type of change firsthand.
"Obama is about change. And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.

"We helped him start his career," says Jackson. "And then we were always there to help him move ahead. He is the continuation of our struggle for justice not only for the black people but also for all those who have been wronged."

Rev. Jackson is clearly referring to Palestinians as the other people who have been wronged.

Barack Obama was quick to distance himself from the comments.

"Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is not an adviser to the Obama campaign and is therefore in no position to interpret or share Barack Obama's views on Israel and foreign policy.

As President, [Obama] will ensure that Israel can defend itself from every threat it faces, stand with Israel in its quest for a secure peace with its neighbors, and use all elements of American power to end Iran's illicit nuclear program."

That sounds a lot like Bush's approach to the Middle East turmoil that has been ongoing since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. For a guy that says he represents change, that kind of policy doesn't give us a warm fuzzy about any changes to U.S. foreign policy with regards to starting wars for foreign interests above our own.

But hey, credit Rev. Jackson putting his foot in his mouth yet again and reminding everyone that the man who has made a career of labeling people as racist is really the one who is racist.

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