Seems crystal clear to me that Obama is using his proxies - Wright, Powers, Odinga, et al - to get his real message out there.
This is Obama's constituency.
Calls for opposition to Israeli "Apartheid" and a boycott of Israel
One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine: a New Peace Initiative by Tony Wicher, has been online since April 2007. Mr. Wicher is a regular and prolific contributor to my.barackobama.com, and it is therefore impossible for Barack Hussein Obama to argue that some fly-by-night Republican or Clinton operative posted this to damage his campaign.
This is entirely consistent with the fact that Obama is reluctant to distance himself from individuals like Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright, and organizations like the New Black Panther Party and Hamas, until a breaking scandal shoves his face in the unsavory material and thereby forces him to perform at least a ritual cleansing. We will now post Mr. Wicher's Final Solution to the Jewish [State] Problem"
We will comment on this Final Solution to the Jewish [State] Problem only as follows. Arab citizens of Israel already have the right to vote, and they can be elected to the Knesset. The "One Democratic State" Final Solution is merely a smokescreen for agendas like the so-called Right of Return, whose purpose is to overwhelm Israelis demographically and destroy Israel as not only a Jewish but also a Westernized democracy. As stated by Edward Longshanks in Braveheart, "If we can't get them [Scots] out, we will breed them out." The obvious goal of the ODS Final Solution is to make sure there are more Islamic supremacists than Jews and Christians, thus allowing Islamic supremacists to democratically elect a terrorist government like Hamas while instituting Shariah law. We encourage our readers to decide, after reading this piece straight from Barack Hussein Obama's official campaign site, whether they agree with us.
The solution I propose requires great political courage. Only an extraordinarily brave politician would consider it, and I hope and pray that Barack Obama is such a person. This solution involves the formation of a single democratic multicultural state in the whole of Israel/Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. This is based on fundamental democratic principles. The main reason a “two-state solution” has not succeeded, and never will, is because it violates these basic principles. Also, the illegal settlement policy spearheaded by Ariel Sharon over the last thirty years has been aimed at creating “facts on the ground” that make a two-state solution impossible, and this goal has pretty much been achieved by now. There is really not much left now but “greater Israel” from the river to the sea, which has been the goal of hard-liners such as Sharon from the beginning. There remains the fact that there are millions of Palestinians living in the land where they and their ancestors were born without citizenship rights, and this constitutes an injustice that cries out to the world and cannot be covered up or denied. It is a moral stain that makes both Israel and its major ally, the United States, hated all over the world, and especially, of course, by hundreds of millions of Arabs who sympathize with their oppressed brethren in Palestine. The dispossession of Palestinians of their land by Jewish nationalists is a moral crime that must be righted for there to be peace in the Middle East, for there is no peace without justice. But the old Palestine is gone and the clock cannot be turned back. We must move forward to multicultural democracy, to a country and a world in which all human beings are equal.
The essential fact which is preventing resolution of the conflict is this: If Israel is defined as a “Jewish state”, Israel cannot be a democracy. Israel claims to be a democracy, but it is not, because in a democracy there cannot be discrimination on the basis of race, religion or national origin. The original framers of Zionist ideology at the end of the 19th century did not understand or value democracy, and the whole Zionist project has been undemocratic from the very beginning. As a “Jewish state”, Israel discriminates against non-Jews, that is, against the original Palestinian inhabitants of the country. Israel is conceived as “the national expression of the will of the Jewish people”. As long as this is true, non-Jews can have no political power. Arab “citizens” of Israel are such in name only, for they have no real political power. There is the unavoidable consequence. Therefore, there can be no justice for Palestinians until Israel is transformed from a “Jewish state” into a multicultural democracy where citizenship is independent of religion, race or national origin. In other words, the Israel-Palestine conflict should be treated, not as a war between two countries that can be settled by drawing an agreed-upon border (the two-state solution) but rather as a civil rights struggle within one country, Israel. We should take South Africa as our model of a successful resolution of such a conflict, and Nelson Mandela as our model of a leader who could make such a resolution possible.
Bill Levinson writes me,
This is the same Tony Wicher whose material Ted posted yesterday .
KEY POINT: Wicher has been posting this stuff at my.barackobama.com for more than a year, and it is therefore impossible for Obama to argue that he is a Republican or Clinton operative who showed up to perform a hit-and-run attack. Same for the Black Panther page, which was obviously there for quite a while before a scandal forced its removal.