Here is a paragraph from Obama’s speech on Jeremiah Wright today (thanks to James):
But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm weren’t simply controversial. They weren’t simply a religious leader’s effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead, they expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country — a view that sees white racism as endemic, and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America; a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam.
So it’s not all about Israel, and there are perverse and hateful Islamic ideologies that are creating this present conflict.
Is this just window dressing, or will he remember it if he is elected? Not that he has any more chance of becoming President than the ACLU does of coming out against the Tarek ibn Zayed Academy.