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Hillary’s gloves came off…

…and this might be good news. Here is an interesting article from Insight Magazine (if this link requires subscription, use this Google search result):

Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage?

This is the question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s camp is asking about Sen. Barack Obama.

An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.

“He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,” the source said. “His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign.”

When contacted by Insight, Mr. Obama’s press secretary said he would consult with “his boss” and call back. He did not.

Hillary is of course a right-winger in comparison to Obama. She is also much more likely to prosecute the war as necessary, if she deems it politically beneficial for her. As for Obama, his Muslim connection might be nothing. He truly might be no longer Muslim. Furthermore, there are many American Muslims who are loyal Americans. I even personally know a couple. There are also organizations like Free Muslims Coalition and American Islamic Forum for Democracy which are very pro-American. In fact, pro-American is probably the wrong word: they are American to the core.
However, during the time of war this particular detail about Obama does not engender trust, especially considering the fact that he avoids the subject. Because if there really is nothing to it, then he should say something like: “So, I went to some Islamic school as a kid in Indonesia. So, what? It was the closest to my house.” As of now, his behavior reminds me of the infiltration described in the book “Prayers for the Assassin” by Robert Ferrigno.
Anyway, Obama is so far left, I will be rooting for Hillary in the Democratic primaries.

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January 22, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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