Al Qaeda’s number two crackpot, Ayman Zawahiri, called Barack Obama a “house Negro” in an audio tape released yesterday. That was beyond the pale, as State Department spokesman Sean McCormack explained:
“It’s just, you know, more despicable comments from a terrorist,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters when asked to comment on the remarks.
“And if anybody needed … more of a contrast between what … the West and the United States stand for, in terms of democracy and what these terrorists stand for, I don’t think you need to go any further than those comments,” he said.
I would have said that you don’t need to go farther than the fact that the terrorists try to crash airliners, blow up buildings and kill as many innocent people as possible. In some people’s eyes, though, that seems to be a subtle distinction.
What’s ironic about this is that liberals have been calling people like Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell “house Negroes” for some years now. Maybe the Left needs a new aphorism: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s liberal.”
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