My guy Cenk from The Young Turks says it best here:
August 19, 2010
As a follow-up to Murder Dog's post on the whole 'Ground Zero Mosque' debate, I just wanted to give a small amount of props to Obama for actually saying some real shit, -especially considering he knew that Fox News would have a circle-jerk bukkake session all over this speech. Nevertheless; well played... -That is, at least until you had to go and pussy-out by throwing in that weak-ass clarification about the 'wisdom' in building the mosque there (see video). But then again, it IS Obama after all...-Naturally it would only be a matter of time before he started backtracking and angling his way back towards "the center" politically. This is my biggest problem with Obama. The fact that he has rarely, if ever, shown any measure of backbone, since he's been in office, on any significant issue, without trying to placate insane Republican criticisms. Anything short of complete tax exemptions and on-demand blowjobs, for all rich people and big business; the right will inevitably label him a commie or a Marxist or secret Muslim, or whatever the slur du jour is for that particular occasion. -Fuck those people. Contrary to what Rahm Emanuel is telling you, sometimes (most of the time) doing the right thing is not what the majority of registered voters think. You're the motherfucking President of the Unites States. You of all people should know how shitty our schools are, and subsequently how completely stupid the majority of people are. Whether its the popular 'centrist' sentiment or not, people's right to build a mosque on property they own is not debatable. The main point that's been completely absent from this entire 'debate' is: this isn't about how close to Ground Zero they should, or shouldn't build the Mosque; -or what Fox and Sarah Palin think about it. -The Krux of the whole issue is that all Muslim people should not be smeared by the actions of a handful of crazy fundamentalist Saudis with connections to the Bush oil cartel.