As a retired, progressive female, I would love to see a woman president. But is Hillary’s sniper-fire tale a blatant lie or delusion? Obama demonstrated judgment and courage in opposing this war. His genealogical tree includes six presidents: Bush I and II, Ford, Johnson, Truman and Hamilton—who authored our Constitution. That’s reassuring after Reverend Wright’s condemnation of America’s more distasteful attitudes and government screwups.
But are religious leaders supposed to be cheerleaders for the actions of their nation, regardless of their personal ideology? Right-wing reverends have forever been threatening God’s damnation of America for allowing homosexuality and abortion.
As for Obama’s patriotism? In actual devastation to our society and economy, I believe the two most traitorous acts in the history of this nation were committed by our two most recent presidents. Bill Clinton’s unfair trade policies opened the floodgates to allow our wealth to pour out and the Third World’s poverty to flood in, while his “fast tracking” trade with China greatly enriched and empowered Communism while desperately weakening the United States. And Bush’s unwarranted Iraq war enriched war profiteers, multiplying the value of Cheney’s stock options in Halliburton while bankrupting America. Despite her denial, the record proves that Hillary backed these disasters.
— Nancy Khoury