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1.15.2004

Oh, really? 

President Bush has been traveling through the South, and today he laid a wreath by Martin Luther King's grave.

Some think that this marks Bush as a hypocrite:



State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, said Bush's policies on the Iraq war, affirmative action and social service funding have been "in direct contradiction to the King legacy."



Well, the last chapter of King's book "Why We Can't Wait" makes it pretty clear that King, were he alive today, would support affirmative action in many of its current forms. But I'm not so sure he would have opposed the war. I seem to remember him saying the following:



"If your enemy has a conscience, follow Gandhi and nonviolence. But if your enemy has no conscience, like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer."


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