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Why Has He Been Able To Get Away With All This?

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Submitted by Alex (United States), Oct 24, 2008 at 22:04

"[O]ne watches with dismay as the Democratic candidate manages to hide the truth on this issue"--

--Does Dr. Pipes have any theory as to why Senator Obama's connections do not have more resonance with the American electorate/public opinion?

Also, one other example Dr. Pipes might have cited is Jeremiah Wright's trip to Libya, during which he visited Muammar Qaddafi with Louis Farrakhan. I remember reading four years ago something about the conviction of individuals (African-American coverts to NoI Islam) who participated in a trip with Farrakhan via Central American Communist states (and Jeremiah Wright's whole intellectual approach isinformed by the Liberation Theology that he learned in Nicaragua and then adapted to his own political audience) and then were convicted as Libyan agents planning to commit terrorist attacks (I believe the assasination of white police officers) with money and other assistance they had received during the trip. I think this trip happened during the late 1980s--whereas Wright's visit was in the early half of the decade--does Dr. Pipes know anything of this matter?

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