Posted by PrestoPundit on 08/16/2008

Gateway Pundit has the video and the text:

Does evil exist, and if so, do we ignore it, do we negotiate with it, do we contain it, or do we defeat it?

Obama: “A lot of evil has been perpetrated in the claim that we were trying to confront evil.”

He’s not talking about another country there. He’s talking about the US.

Well I guess so much for Obama being the post-Vietnam conflict candidate.  In his answer here he’s taken sides with the anti-war left of the 60s, and those of us of even Obama’s own generation who despise that “America is a source of evil” impulse aren’t going to like it any better when it comes out of the silky smooth mouth of Barack Obama, rather than from Tom Hayden, John Kerry, or a member of the Weather Underground.

And make no mistake.  What Obama is invoking here is the classic blame American Imperialism interpretation of history that was very much Obama’s cup of tea when he sought out Marxist and neocolonialist professors in college, and its exactly the sort of stuff that would have been a shared “conversation stopper” at the dinner table with Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, or any of the other radicals who shared their social and political life with the Obamas.  This is why Obama’s biography and who he is as a person are so vital to understanding how Obama thinks and what makes Obama tick.

Obama is the kind of guy who thinks of American and American foreign policy not too much differently than left wing historian Howard Zinn in his mega seller A People’s History of the United States.  He’s the kind of guy who likes the left wing agitprop history of E.L. Doctorow.  This is who Obama is, and people should say so.

If the McCain people were both fast and smart, they’d have an ad up tomorrow with Obama blaming America for all of the evil America has “perpetrated” on the world.  A couple of shots of America’s remarkable young soldiers in the spot, and I don’t see how Obama could survive it.


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