Monday, October 20, 2008
Colin Powell on Meet the Press
Of course, I'm pleased that Gen. Powell endorsed Barack Obama. But what I'm SO glad to hear is his point that by suggesting that Obama is a Muslim, Republican leadership is saying that he is un-American. This is something that has bothered me throughout this election cycle. We are not at war with Islam, we are at war with terror. I don't think war hawks wish to acknowledge this fact because when you declare war on a concept, it can be very difficult to give it a face. By demonizing an entire group of people, it's much easier to whip up hatred and fear among your base.
Thank you, Colin, for your vote and for your intelligent reasoning about what being an American is really all about.