Sunday, October 19, 2008

Powell on America

Reasonable people can disagree with the rest of Powell's speech (and transcript) today, but he absolutely nails this part of his analysis:

And it is permitted to be said such things as, Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim. Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he's a Christian. He's always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, He's a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.

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