Oct 20, 2008

Colin Powell: “ ... What if he is a Muslim?”

Colin Powell asked a simple question that no one in US politics dared to ask, including Obama himself. He deliberately avoided asking it, and instead to state that he was a Christian, because he knew, like most Americans, that it was too risky when it came to Islam: anyone can run for president, Jewish, Mormon or Catholic but not a Muslim - and you shouldn't be linked to them. He also knew that most Americans have little idea about Islam, and that it was probably negative.

So Obama must be relieved that someone else has asked the question. Would anyone take a shot at answering it? Lets wait and see.

5 comments:

rummage said...

i dont get the question. Who is he addressing it to? Or is it rhetorical? Please explain.

Abdurahman said...

It was rhetorical, the question that should have been asked when Obama was "accused" of being a Muslim. More on this here:
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/19/1406/3242/129/635490

Anonymous said...

Campbell Brown asked the same question on CNN, and I think it's a good question. Muslims have suffered under Bush. They don't deserve it. By far, most Muslims are good people. ALSO -- The million Iraqi people (by some estimates) that were killed by the US forces in Iraq, most of them innocent, didn't deserve death. The third of the country that has been displaced in Iraq due to the Bush war didn't deserve that either.

Abdurahman said...

Agreed. The election, the debates and public coverage was all about US forces withdrawing or not: how about the consequences of the war. Who is responsible for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed (by US forces or as a result of the invasion) and the five million who fled their country and live in poverty elsewhere. That's not part of the American discourse, and that's really sad.

mike3k said...

"Muslim" is the new "Commie".