Saturday, April 12, 2008
Obama's Choice of Spiritual Leaders IS Critically Important to America
By John W. Lillpop
In his bid for the United States presidency, Barack Obama is asking the American people to entrust him with the present and future of our great nation. The issue is that simple and of that gravity.
America cannot, must not, yield to the urge to elect an African-American or a woman candidate solely on the basis of race or gender. Sentimentality and "feel good" emotions have no place in the hostile and dangerous world in which we find ourselves.
Which is precisely why Barack Obama's patronage of Reverend Jeremiah Wright is so alarming. That patronage would be wrong for any average American; it is infinitely more problematic for one who would take on the responsibility of defending 300 million Americans as the nation's CEO and military commander-in-chief.
What if, God forbid, another 9/11 terrorist attack were to happen while President Barack Obama was presiding over the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines?
How would President Obama handle the counsel of Reverend Wright who said the following on September 16, 2001, five days after terrorists felled the Twin Towers?
"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."
Would President Obama simply shrug his shoulders and concede the point? Perhaps he would "comfort" the American people with a national fireside address:
"My fellow Americans, September 11 is a day that will live forever in infamy.
For on that fateful date, America's chickens came home to roost. Our terrorism has earned God's retribution and wrath, as evidenced by the still-smoldering human flesh encapsulated in twisted steel at Ground Zero in New York City.
Make no mistake about it, American policy and arrogance brought about the carnage in New York City. We are to blame, completely and fully.
You the American people elected me to bring change to our government and our role in world affairs. I intend to fulfill my commitment to change by altering the manner by which this nation responds to attacks on our soil.
Accordingly, there will be no investigation into 9/11. No hyped up and exaggerated monument to honor those who were incinerated at the Twin Towers.
There will be no military response to the most justified assault in human history. The armed forces will NOT be sent on missions of reprisal.
In fact, I have ordered a full "Stand Down" to all U.S. military personnel throughout the globe.
Moreover, I hereby apologize to Osama bin Laden, Al-Quaeda, and abused Muslims everywhere.
I declare that America is in complete agreement with the attacks of 9/11, since we understand that the U.S. is to blame and needed a wake-up call.
In an attempt to improve America's relations with Osama and other Islamic leaders, I have dispatched a diplomatic team of American foreign policy experts to strategic locations in Afghanistan to meet with those whom we have offended so gravely.
This team consists of my personal spiritual advisors, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakham, and First Lady Michelle Obama. These sterling citizens are authorized to speak on my behalf while engaged in the act of surrender.
Incidentally, this is the manner of change that you, the American people, elected me to implement! I am proud and honored to surrender this nation's sovereignty and military might to a greater, more noble cause, in your name.
In closing, let me share a telephone conservation I just had with Reverend Wright as he races toward Afghanistan in Air Force One.
Citing the gravity of the moment and the serious nature of his mission with Mr. Farrakham and Michelle, the reverend asked me to join him in a brief moment of prayer.
His prayer was, "God Dam America!"
That, my fellow Americans, says it all, and it is why you elected me to be your president.
Mr. Farrakham and Michelle echoed Reverend Wright's sentiments, and Michelle added that for the first time in her adult life, she is proud of America!
Good night, and God Dam America!"
And so it could be if America is reckless enough to elect Barack Obama!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:55 AM