With what President Obama did yesterday in sending a wreath to an All Black Military graveyard DESPITE calls from Ayers to stop it, did he fully expunge their past friendships or was this a sign of a lie being perpetrated on US?
"It a good sign for this history of this country," said Smith, a former Washington, D.C., city councilman who helped establish the African American Civil War Memorial. He said he has been trying since 1998 to persuade a president to pay tribute to the 200,000 members of "colored regiments," as they were then known, who helped the Union win.
Obama did not make a personal appearance at the memorial, which is located less than 2 miles north of the White House in a once all-black neighborhood that has now been integrated.
Instead the president followed tradition by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Obama also sent a wreath to the Confederate veterans' memorial at Arlington Cemetery. He did so despite a public letter from a group of professors asking him to break that presidential practice. Among those who signed the letter is 1960s radical William Ayers, a University of Chicago professor. Ayers helped found the radical group the Weather Underground that carried out bombings at the Pentagon and the Capitol.
I commend him on this rejection, but I hope it wasn't "smoke and mirrors"...