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Sunday, March 23, 2008


Meet The (White) Man Who Inspired Pastor Wright's now famous tirade about America's foreign policy inciting the terrorist attacks of September 11.

His name is Ambassador Edward Peck. And he is a retired, white, career U.S. diplomat who served 32-years in the U.S. Foreign Service and was chief of the U.S. mission to Iraq under Jimmy Carter -- hardly the black-rage image with which Wright has been stigmatized.

In fact, when Wright took the pulpit to give his post-9/11 address -- which has since become boiled down to a five second sound bite about "America's chickens coming home to roost" -- he prefaced his remarks as a "faith footnote," an indication that he was deviating from his sermon.

"I heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday," Wright declared. "He was on Fox News. This is a white man and he was upsetting the Fox News commentators to no end. He pointed out, a white man, an ambassador, that what Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Muhammad was in fact true: America's chickens are coming home to roost."

October 11, 2001

Former US Ambassador to Iraq
Calls US War Plan "Dumb"

"Why it is that all of these people hate us. It's not because of freedom. It's not because Britney Spears has a belly button or because we export hamburgers. They hate us because of things they see us doing to their part of the world that they definitely do not like."

Edward Peck, former US Ambassador to Iraq and deputy director of President Reagan's terrorism task force.

America Strikes Back:
Should the U.S. Target Iraq?

Aired October 8, 2001 - 19:30 ET

Guests, the former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Edward Peck, and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Maginnis.

BILL PRESS: AmbassadorWe know Osama bin Laden has been supporting the terrorists, financing them and arming them. He's not alone, and perhaps not the most dangerous. There's Hussein that we know is supporting terrorist groups like the Hezbollah the Hamas, and probably bin Laden. We know he has got biological weapons. Probably has nuclear weapons. Wouldn't this war against terrorism be a mistake if we stop at Osama bin Laden and don't take out Saddam Hussein as well?

EDWARD PECK, FORMER AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ: Let me answer your question. I think it's not a mistake for the following reasons. No. 1 is that nobody in this world -- with the possible exception of Tony Blair -- gives us the right to decide who rules Iraq. That is not part of our charter. It is not part of our mandate. Now, they can't stop us, because we are who we are. But when you take out Saddam Hussein, the key question you have to ask then is, what happens after that? And we don't have a clue. Nobody knows, but it's probably going to be bad. And a lot of people are going to be very upset about that, because that really is not written into our role in this world is to decide who rules Iraq.

Very interesting don't you think dear Rattlers?
I don't recall any media publicity calling Ambassador Edward Peck 'Anti-American' because he agreed that America's 'chickens were coming home to roost.' Can that simply be because a white man in the USA can criticize the foreign policies of his country if he uses softer language? Where a black man who is more theatrical, but essentially says the same thing, is put into the pillory.
Pastor Wright is not an outsider, a foreigner from another country slamming the truth into your faces, he is an American, and therefore would be including himself as a recipient of some of the criticism regarding the foreign policies of the USA. Watch the video again he says:

"WE have moved from the hatred of armed enemies, to the hatred of unarmed innocents"

"WE want revenge"
"WE want paybacks"
"And WE don't care who gets hurt in the process."

Americans who can't take this criticism coming from a black American and become indignant and defensive, need to ask themselves WHY. Pastor Wright IS an American and he has as much right as any American to criticize his Govt and his fellows Americans for their support and/or silence when evil was being done in your name.


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Anonymous said...

Those Christian Dior glasses... I guess they make things appear very, very small cuz your font is TOO DAMN BIG

Anonymous said...

Can you make your font just a little bigger? I don't think the people in the back of the stadium can see it.

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AUNTY KATE said...

Dear Anonymous Rattlers:

The font size was chosen for a purpose. To get your attention. It worked. Now stand back a bit and see if you can see the truth, because too many of you can't when it is staring you right in the face, in BIG BOLD HEADLINES.

I am going to presume for the moment that all of you anonymous bloggers are American and ask that apart from belly aching about bloody trivia (font size) do you have anything intelligent observations you'd like to make?

What a sad lot you are, your country is sinking in the mud and you play silly games. Well get a deck of playing cards, or better still learn how to play chess, because your unemployment lines are going to be long.

Anonymous said...

If font size is what passes for intellectual discours or if the size of glasses is what passes for your intellectual discourse may i suggest you apply a ballpeen hammer to your frontal lobe for about 45 minutes.

AUNTY KATE said...

Anonymous 6:36 I would suggest that you don't bother getting a deck of cards and certainly not a game of chess, these games would be way above your capacity. If you hurry you may still find the old copy of 'My Pet Goat' I understand that the simplicity of this little first reader is such that it can be read upside down. Oh, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because jobs for unskilled workers are going to be the hardest to find. I hope you like soup.

Anonymous said...

Here's a novel Idea to those complaining of the FONT size. Click on the screen where the small font is, hold down L control, and spin the mousewheel. AMAZINGLY the text will GROW RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES. PRESTO!!!! :) .Other than that, this article is yet MORE proof that when people are READY to be HONEST about racism in AMERICA, there will be lots of dialogue and healing to do. The SOONER the BETTER IMHO.
Cardinal Fang

Anonymous said...

kate, your comment about wanting to get our attention made me wet my pants, I laughed so hard. Everything you do is "designed" to get our attention, and you're right, it does. But don't forget that dezpurado4u, Brutelogic, and MothersNative all get our attention too. You should all start a club together--"the paltalk attention getters."

Anonymous said...

When I saw the font I said to myself "bet nobody actually read the blog." Then I skipped the blog and came straight to the comments. It turned out I was right. You're so loud nobody can hear what you're saying, they're all focused on the self-centered personality that needs attention so bad she's willing to make an ass of herself to get it.

Anonymous said...

"Thank you dear Rattlers it has been fun blogging with you but I must bid you a fond farewell and wish all peace and light."

That was what? Three weeks ago? And you keep wasting space here. Just when are you going to leave? Soon I hope. We could use a break from all this dribble. btw you should stop prefacing your comments with "I don't usually respond to anonymous bloggers" since it's apparent that you do.

Anonymous said...

"Thank you dear Rattlers it has been fun blogging with you but I must bid you a fond farewell and wish all peace and light."

buh bye,so long, was nice meetin' ya, don't let the door hitcha

a said...

Oh dear what a pathetic lot you spineless anonymous bloggers are. This is why your country is totally fucked.

You are gutless in the paltalk rooms, and equally so on here. Just lurking around to try and find fault and never having the balls to even put your name to your comments.

But, I shall keep speaking out against your ignorance and apathy. It is complacency of the kind you project that has screwed your country and made you the most despised nation on earth.

"GOD DAMN YOU AMERICA" Your chickens are coming home to roost and one can only hope that you vile cretins will be the first to be plucked. Now run along, we get enough of your text sniping cowardly bullshit in the chat rooms.

Anonymous said...

I want to have the last word ! Lady you may want to pretend to be the australian Xena the chat room warrior , thats fine . To many you just look pathetic.

AUNTY KATE said...

Anonymous 3:28

Is that your cranium measurement?
A gutless 'anon' blogger who wants the last word. LAUGHING OUT LOUD.

Let me tell you a secret, just between you and me, Anon 3:28, and don't spread it around. I don't believe for a moment that anything I say in a chat room or on this blog penetrates the miasma of people like you who are too cowardly to stand up and be counted.

But, I can also share with you that I get many IM's thanking me for speaking the truth and posting blogs that slam the lies. Why do you put up a blog, let's see what you can do. Oh that's right I forgot, to be a contributor to this blog and not a bystander, you do have to provide your name and email details to the RATTLER, and you are just a gutless bystander in here,and I suspect also in life. And the thing that gutless bystanders like you detest about people like me is my courage, to say what I think and put my name to it.

Anonymous said...

Let me ask again. Maybe you didn't hear it the first time since I use normal font but

AUNTY KATE said...

Anonymous 12:54

What a silly girl you are when I said:

"Thank you dear Rattlers it has been fun blogging with you but I must bid you a fond farewell and wish all peace and light."

That was just for the evening, not for eternity. Oh dear you Americans simply have no grasp of simple concepts. I was saying goodnight you fool. Read the blog again and stop making a fool of yourself. comprehension.

Have you not noticed that I have not visited the chat rooms with the same frequency as I had done earlier in the year?

I am blogging from my student digs in the NT, which is not so remote I don't have an internet connection. So dear anonymous blogger I will still be around being a Paltalk 'warrior' for justice and pissing you off no end, as my schedule permits. The latter giving my considerable pleasure.