Sunday, March 16, 2008

Presidential candidate vs pontiff candidus

The big news in the country, besides the fact that Kurt Vonnegut is dead, is that Obama denounced his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying, "All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones that I vehemently condemn." That's a good motto for politicians - I oppose anything that hurts my popularity - but what exactly were these controversial statements that compelled Obama to write, "I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies" (as seen on the Internet)?
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."
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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.
Um...oh no?

It seems another religious figure is making inflammatory remarks:
"Enough with the slaughters. Enough with the violence. Enough with the hatred in Iraq!" Benedict [XVI] said to applause at the end of his Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square.
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"At the same time, I make an appeal to the Iraqi people, who for the past five years have borne the consequences of a war that provoked the breakup of their civil and social life," Benedict said.
I think it's clear that Obama must denounce the Pope, too.

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