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    He warned us in advance and we didn't listen!

    Forward this as received, but without comment.
    Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
    The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised "Meet The Press'.
    From Sunday's 07 Sept. 2008 11 : 48 : 04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
    General Bill Gann' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
    The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
    During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".
    'Senator Obama replied :
    "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides". "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."
    Obama continued : "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ...."

    When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past".
    "Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path.My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed,CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America "
    Yes, you read it right.
    I, for one, am speechless!!!

    Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post


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    Actually, not so much... Pretty much all false. The true stuff was actually from a political columnist's satire!
    Unfortunately, we don't need to make stuff up... he does a good job of being ridiculous by himself!

    Obama Explains 'Refusal' to Salute the Flag [p. 2]
    snopes.com: Obama Explains National Anthem Stance

  4. snopes is not a valid source. neither is about.com. so far i dont see anything from either of you to substantiate either ones claims. give a link to the original articles, please, that i would share

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    The about.com one contained links to the original articles, and snopes cited the same sources. Snopes and about.com may not be valid sources, just like wikipedia, but the well-written ones do provide documentation. Same thing I did through college for research papers... go to wikipedia, then use their sources (after verifying, of course)! I just didn't want to post tons of links, always drives me nuts!

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    Don't know where you two have been for the last few years but the post was received in my email today and it is really old news. The prez made those statements on TV and every where else he could but apparently you missed them. Check the date mentioned for "Meet the Press." It might help to do a little research into what he has done since being in office. All of the above was minor in comparison to what he has done since. But, then again, there are those who dismiss the prez's misdeeds.

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