Make no mistake, the young President is for the mosque being built near ground zero. I think. Well I’m pretty sure. Oh crap, I have no idea. I report … you decide.The firestorm began Friday night when the young President, speaking to Muslims (of course) to mark the begiining of Ramadan, Obama says just what the crowd wants to hear.
Speaking Friday night at a White House dinner to honor the holy month of Ramadan, the president said, “Muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” an apparent show of support for the mosque.
Then yesterday, the President is tracked down along the Gulf on his latest vacation, and when asked about the above statement of support for the mosque, he responds, “Support? What support.”
That has led to a firestorm of response from Republicans who were stunned and predicted it could be an issue in November .
and from Democrats who tried desperately to spin back.
UPDATE: Andrew McCarthy, senior fellow at the National Review Institute, columnist and former Assistant United States Attorney who prosecuted the first World Trade Center Bombing will be joining us on this subject at 9:35 am today.