Factor military duty into criticism -- National Government, The White House, Lyndon Baines Johnson -- chicagotribune.com:
"While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.
Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?"
I don't even have to hear what the Rev said in his sermons to know that what he said is probably absolutely spot on. How can a black man in america not want god to damn it? Frankly I am rather disappointed in the big "O" for not standing up for his pastor more strongly...but then again in whitey land you gotta do what you gotta do to be a viable candidate.