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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jeremiah Wright -I Misspoke, "I Meant Zionists"

Somehow I don't feel better. Yesterday President Obama's former religious mentor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said "Them Jews Aren't Going to Let Him [Obama] Talk To Me" Today he corrected himself. When Interviewed on “Make it Plain” with Mark Thompson, he said I didn't mean ALL Jews just Zionists. I didn't know that President Obama HAD any Zionists in his administration.

Remember this is the guy who taught faith to our President for over 20 years. Its no wonder that Obama has taken an anti-Israel position in his Middle East Policy.

Jake Tapper on Political Punch reported Wright's words
“Let me say like Hillary, I misspoke,” Wright said. “Let me just say: Zionists.”

Wright said “I’m not talking about all Jews, all people of the Jewish faith, I’m talking about Zionists."

The president’s former mentor and pastor made the comments on the SIRIUS LEFT show “Make it Plain” with Mark Thompson. You can listen to his comments HERE.

Wright then criticized Israel, saying, “I quote Jews when I say this,” and referencing books by Jewish authors such as “Judaism Does Not Equal Israel: The Rebirth of the Jewish Prophetic” by Marc Ellis and “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” by Ilan Pappe.

“I’m talking about facts, historical facts,” Wright said. “I’m not talking about emotionally charged words or the fact that like Jimmy Carter’s book, that because he used the word that Jews use, ‘apartheid,’ he gets labeled anti-Semitic.”

“They can jump on that one phrase if they want to,” Wright said, “but they can’t, they can’t undo history. They can’t undo the facts of Jewish historians and Jewish theologians who write about what’s going on, who write about the enormous influence that AIPAC has on our government and on United States policy and the United Nations.”

(Wright did not identify who “they” was.)

Yesterday, Rev. Wright also said that “the Jewish vote, the A-I-P-A-C vote, that’s controlling him, that would not let him send representation to the Darfur Review Conference, that’s talking this craziness on this trip, cause they’re Zionists, they would not let him talk to someone who calls a spade what it is. “

(It should be noted that since his inauguration, President Obama has visited with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Saudi King Abdullah, Jordanian King Abdullah, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It’s unclear what Rev. Wright would say to the President about the plight of the Palestinians that these Arab leaders would be unwilling to say.)

1 comment:

Carol_Herman said...


Wow. "Mis-speaking seems to be a new art form among Obama's political comrades. First, Sotomayor. Now Wright. I guess soon, if Bibi comes through on Sunday? Obama will also ask for a re-do?

Meanwhile, I've just finished listening to Bibi Netanyahu's book on tape, which shows democracies how they can effectively fight terrorism.

It's worth going to Amazon to find Netanyahu's very good book.