A New Low in the 2008 Campaign
Mahmed Hassan, left, during his visit to Wajir in northeastern
Kenya, near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia.
Well, here is the mystery. Who dug up this Associated Press photograph and decided to circulate it? The Obama and Clinton campaign staffs are trading accusations more or less furiously. According to the story in The Guardian Obama is running as fast as he can from suspiscions that he might be Muslim - as though somehow that is something about which to be ashamed. Just ike virtually every other viable political candidate, he, of course, is Christian. That should make him safe from American bigotry if only he can prove it!
This really makes me want to spit. I find it disgusting not beause I worry that it will make any difference to the campaign (frankly neither the Obama nor the Clinton "team" looks terribly good here), but because it confirms that Americans really are as intolerant and closed-minded as people all around the world suspect.