12.17.2007

Bob Kerrey: Obama ‘Spent...Time In A Secular Madrassa'

You see? There was nothing sinister about Bob Kerry metioning Barack' Obamas Middle name nineteen times in one artcile today. Mr. Kerrey was simply trying to compliment Mr. Obama this morning when he talked so glowingly about his Muslim heritage, over & over & over. This was absolutely NO attempt to fear-monger and it was all meant as advise from a good friend.

See? This article from Think Progress proves it:

This evening on CNN’s The Situation Room, former Sen. Bob Kerrey asserted that Barack Obama had spent time “in a secular madrassa” and argued this was a “tremendous strength” for Obama:

I’ve watched the blogs try to say that you can’t trust him because he spent a little bit of time in a secular madrassa. I feel quite the opposite — I think it’s a tremendous strength. Whether he’s in the United States Senate or whether he’s in the White House, I think it’s a tremendous asset for him.

Watch it:

Note to Kerrey: Barack Obama never attended a “secular madrassa” — an inherently contradictory term because a madrassa is, by definition, a religiously-based school. The claim that Obama attended a madrassa didn’t come from blogs, but rather from right-wing outlets. Insight Magazine, a right-wing magazine tied to the Washington Times, first reported in January that Obama attended an Islamic madrassa school as a 6-year-old child. Fox News then amplified the smear.

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