The following was yet another feeble attempt to bash and fabricate Democratic Presidential Candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama. Clearly this is a fabrication, as there is no evidence to substantiate this.
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 11:28:59 -0400
From Sunday's Televised 'Meet the Press' Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag. Obama explains his National Anthem Stance Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
The General also stated to the Senator 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. At the very least, 'Stand and Face It' Senator Obama live on Sunday stated:
''As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides,' Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It 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.'
'We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to 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, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails, perhaps a state or period of mutual concord could exist between our governments.. When I become President, I will seek a pact or 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.'
'My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine. Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America .''
WHAAAAAAAT the ????? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right. This could possibly be our next President. I, for one, am speechless. Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post
Where can you find the 'Meet the Press' transcript for Sept 7 2008 Obama US flag stance?
What you are looking for is this:
You probably saw this in an email that's been forwarded by an Obama smearer. This was a piece of satire. It was written by John Semmens. He has a satire article called "Semi-News" and some dummy took it from his column and started forwarding it as an email of truth. Obama WAS NOT on Meet the Press on September 7th.
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