Almost a year ago, in this video, I said this of the “Obama-Is-Secretly-A-Muslim” rumors: “That’s a lot of hooey.”
That, of course, didn’t stop the Washington Post (and specifically, its reporter Perry Bacon, Jr.) from completely misrepresenting my words about Obama in this column, so as to claim that I was one of the originators of the rumor. I contacted the WaPo ombudsman, Deborah Howell, about this, and although she was kind and sympathetic, no correction or retraction was ever forthcoming.
Anyway, the point here is that in all the excitement over Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright’s hatin’ on America, as he himself might put it, the Obama-Is-A-Muslim story seems to have evanesced like the summer dew. Now everyone knows Obama is a member of Wright’s church, and no one is happy about it.
In any case, I do still think that the identification Obama evidently feels with the Islamic world, and they with him, because of his connections to the Islamic world even if he isn’t a Muslim, will lead to disastrous concessions that could seriously imperil U.S. security. Or, that is to say, they would have led to such. But now it is even clearer that I was right all along, and Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. This has nothing to do with Jihad Watch, but anyway I am so sure of this that if Obama is nominated by the Democrats, I will eat my hat in downtown Los Angeles — that is, if I can get hold of a hat made of pretzels before the convention.