Sunday, October 19, 2008

General Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama

Press Conference after Meet the Press


McCain supporter: "Obama's an Arab"
John McCain: "No, Obama's a Decent Family Man"

Elsheba Khan at the grave of her son,
Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan.
Photograph taken by Platon

Excerpts from NYT Lede

Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan and three other soldiers, including a corporal from Washington Heights, were killed in Baquba after a bomb detonated while they were checking abandoned houses for explosives. They served in the Stryker Brigade combat team of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division, based in Ft. Lewis, Washington.

“His Muslim faith did not make him not want to go. It never stopped him,” his father, Feroze Khan, told the Gannett News Service in a story printed shortly after his death. “He looked at it that he’s American and he has a job to do.”

UPDATE October 22, 2008 NYT; Maureen Dowd: Moved by a Crescent


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