Obama's actions are a guide to his intentions
By Thomas Sowell
People are arguing about what the United States got out of the deal that
swapped five top level terrorist leaders for one American soldier who was, at
best, absent from his post in a war zone. Soldiers who served in the same unit
with him call him a deserter. The key to this deal, however, is less likely to
be what the United States got out of the deal than it is about what Barack
Obama got out of the deal. If nothing else, it instantly got the veterans'
hospitals scandals off the front pages of newspapers and pushed these scandals
aside on television news programs……People who are questioning the president's
competence seem not to want to believe that any President of the United States
would knowingly damage this country's interests.
One of the problems of many fundamentally decent people is that they find it
hard to understand people who are not fundamentally decent, or whose moral
compass points in a different direction from theirs……The man's whole previous
history, from childhood on, was shaped by a whole series of people, beginning
with his mother, whose vision of America was very much like that of the
Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whose church Barack Obama belonged to for 20 long
years…….Even if the Reverend Wright had been the only such person in Barack
Obama's life --and he was not -- it should have been enough to keep him out of
the White House......To Read More....
Two more articles by Thomas Sowell that should be read:
Race and Politics
Race and Politics: Part II