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    07 February 2006

    Rev. Lowery calls it like he sees it

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    "She extended Martin’s message against poverty, racism, and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on mission’s way afar. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there ...[25 seconds for calm]... but Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor." - Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery

    Yesterday, at Coretta Scott King's funeral, Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery gave an important gift to the King family and to the spirit of MLK Jr. himself. He did so by calling out the failure of foreign policy enacted by the Bush administration by (1) attacking Iraq and then (2) letting it go to hell. He did so in front of 4 presidents, including the '‘w'’.

    Watch the video (Think Progress or better yet (and bigger) C&L. Go to 4:20 if your in a hurry)...

    This is big folks. This is the ONLY time our piece of [expletive omitted by the NSA] President will ever hear dissent and displeasure on this scale. He normally speechifies at staged events with pre-selected crowds; an audience where people go to jail for wearing the wrong T-shirt. But today he had to sit there while hundreds, maybe thousands, of average Americans (and millions more across the nation) jeered him as the failure he is. He had to sit there; he had Condi but no Karl, and no Dick.... just Condi, Laura, Daddy, and reality.

    And to you Bush apologists and pseudo-conservative enablers; you may want to get all worked up about how this somehow disgraced the late Mrs. King or Rev. King himself. Perhaps you need to start thinking about who's house they were in yesterday? Well it'’s time for you to stop pretending that Dr. King and his wife weren't political people or that somehow liked your president. They were progressive activists to the core, they fought against the familiar closed mind of conservatism, and they were honored as such today.

    Not nice? Treason is not nice. War is not nice. Torture is not nice. 2260 is not nice.

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    For the King family

    Posted by Geoff

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