Whos Uncle is Really Crazy?

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Whos Uncle is Really Crazy?

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Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 5/1/08 (c) ’08 When conservative hit-shows first began raising questions about Barack Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, the Democratic candidate essentially played down the relationship, suggesting that Wright was like the ‘crazy uncle’ common to many families. Due to the pressure of the 24 hour news cycle, we have come a long way from there, to here. While Sen. Obama no longer refers to him in this way, it’s more than worthwhile to examine just what the Rev. Wright did say, which set off the belfry of mad bats who hold forth from the dark universe of right wing radio and TV commentators. Among the Rev. Wright’s “controversial” comments were these: “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye… and now we are indignant, because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. America’s chickens have come home to roost…

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