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Dire fears for Obama in Rabin’s long shadow
[quote]Then, as Americans prepared to set out for the polls on Tuesday, cabinet minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer told a graveside memorial service for Rabin in Jerusalem that “The writing is once again on the wall, this time in bigger letters. The next political assassination is right around the corner.”
Barda is right. It is time to pray for this man Obama. Pray that he will not be targeted for the color of his skin, nor for the content of his character.
Pray that he will not be targeted for the height of his aspirations, nor for the inevitability of failing to reach them. If he has promised to bring succor to infirm and indigent war veterans, to rehabilitate public schools and public works, to rebuild the economy, to make college more attainable and employment more accessible, to better equip armed forces, to launch military action with greater wisdom and pursue it with greater efficacy - and, if elected, he should fail, which, to some degree, he inevitably will - pray for his safety and for his strength to push forward.
Pray that he will not be targeted because a racist has confused the pride of the United States with a shameful past. Pray that he will not be targeted because a rifle-bound paranoid has equated taxation with treason. Pray that obsessions with fame, homebound videogame reality, and a warped sense of grandeur do not find concrete expression.
Pray for the men and women of the Secret Service, who do God’s work at great personal risk.
Pray, that is, for the United States of America, and the people for whom it stands.
Take it from two people standing by the black calm sea in Jaffa tonight, an Arab and a Jew who agree on little else. Begin to pray for this man Obama. They already are.[/quote]