Thursday, January 12, 2006

Condi is not Jesse's Girl

I just watched an interview with Jesse Jackson on Fox 5's Good Day NY. Jackson was brought on to talk about Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. Jackson started a long tirade against the Bush administration and the Iraq war. He was asked if Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of the advancement of Condi Rice as the first black Secretary of State and Colin Powell in the Bush Administration.

Jackson replied that King would not have been proud because Rice and Powell supported the "illegal war in Iraq".

Being a young - white guy, I cannot speak for Dr. King. But I think he'd have something nice to say about the millions of people of color in Iraq and Afghanistan who are now free from oppression. King would have to smile at the spread of freedom and democracy across the region which we have seen in the past 5 years. Many of those millions of people faced the same religious and racial bigotry King and Jackson spoke out against.

But what do I know?