Obligatory Obama compares Palestinians to black slaves post

There have been a flurry of quotes picked from President Obama’s statements and speaches during the last week, and I’m just going to mention one of them.

The Associate Press provides the full transcript of the Obama speech in Cairo yesterday. I’ve emphasized one section.

The obligations — the obligations that the parties have agreed to under the Road Map are clear. For peace to come, it is time for them and all of us to live up to our responsibilities.

Palestinians must abandon violence. Resistance through violence and killing is wrong and it does not succeed. For centuries, black people in America suffered the lash of the whip as slaves and the humiliation of segregation. But it was not violence that won full and equal rights. It was a peaceful and determined insistence upon the ideals at the center of America’s founding.

I’m not going to imply the only reason for the United States Civil War was to end slavery, but this statement completely ignores there was terrible bloodshed and fighting – in part – to ensure slaves would live free in the great United States of America.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. rush on June 5, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Stay on top of this socialist,you know the MSM won't.

  2. skepticalcynic on June 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Palestinians?  What are those?

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