Read but haven't actually listened to "The Speech" by Obama. Really good. Most of the criticism of Obama's speech sound like the criticisms of some of Lincoln's speeches. Kind of tinny and not really supported by anything, but the writer's unwillingness to really listen to what was said.
I have read also read the snippets of Rev. Wright''s sermons that caused such a who ra. I don't even care what the rest of the sermons contain. The parts that were presented to show you what a terrible man the rev. is just do not seem all that unreasonable to me. Of course the way he delivered his ideas was certainly abrasive, and probably purposely so; to force people to think and talk about the issues.
He, of course is right: people flew planes into our buildings because of our neo-colonial actions in the mid east and racism is alive and well in this county.
Of course speaking truth to power is never appreciated.