Democratic candidates for the U.S. presidency are consistently supported by terrorists and renegades, yet many Americans fail to question these allegiances and their potential ramifications. Barack Obama -- the man who is known for his incessant and rampant use of the word "hope" -- is the latest candidate to score terrorist support.
Before delving into Obama's current fan-base, let's review what occurred back in 2004. Just days before the presidential election, Osama bin Laden issued an October surprise when he attempted to appeal to the American people. Aside from claiming that Bush had misled the public, bin Laden explained away Al Qaeda's actions on 9/11 as the mere result of U.S. foreign policy:
"Although we are ushering the fourth year after 9/11, Bush is still exercising confusion and misleading you and not telling you the true reason. Therefore, the motivations are still there for what happened to be repeated" - bin Laden
What bin Laden failed to mention is that he'd like us to all convert or die. Ironically, his perverted perception of God and religion were absent from his rant.
While Osama's quasi-endorsement of Kerry proves intriguing, Obama's enthusiasts are more plentiful -- and more disconcerting. When considering Obama's cringe-worthy endorsements one cannot help but wonder why these war-mongers, criminals and racists would want to see Obama win in November. Clearly, something within Obama's character or proposed policies resonates with them.
FOX News compiled an interesting list of individuals who voiced support for Obama. In mid-April, Hamas advisor Ahmed Yousef was quoted as saying: “We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections. I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse. I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principle." And if that's not terrifying enough, Fidel Castro is enamored as well, as he has called Obama intelligent, while praising his work ethic.
And let's not forget about Louis Farrakhan and Obama's ties to Reverent Wright and company.
Agree or disagree with me -- whatever you'd like. But the fact of the matter is that these individuals -- persons who hold questionable and often dangerous word views -- are endorsing a man who claims to stand for hope and a brighter future. Yet the legacies of the aforementioned individuals are comprised of nothing more than pain and suffering (or in the case of Farrakhan and Wright -- societal damage as a result of reverse racism).
I'll be interested to see who endorses Obama next.