Just imagine if Goode had his way and Ellison was prevented from taking his oath of office on the Koran. How would Obama have explained that to his audience in Egypt and to Muslims around the world? Deeper still, how would this kind of bigotry have affected American strategic interests in the Middle East and beyond?
Friday, June 5, 2009
Obama's Cairo Speech and the 'Virgil Goode Position'
One UN blog draws a connection between Obama's speech in Cairo and an infamous letter sent to constituents by our former congressman Virgil Goode. The title, "The 'Virgil Goode Position' eschewed in Obama's speech" says it all. Money quote: