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So Much For That Dream

Good Lord, look at what we have here: the President of the United States was attacked by racial demagogues at the funeral of the widow of the nation's preeminent civil rights leader. Nice.

According to Drudge, Reverend Joseph Lowry said:

"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said.

The mostly black crowd applauded, then rose to its feet and cheered in a two-minute-long standing ovation.

A closed-circuit television in the mega-church outside Atlanta showed the president smiling uncomfortably.

"But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here," he said, nodding his head toward the row of presidents past and present. "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!" The crowd again cheered wildly.

And here is what President Bush said in his remarks:

In the critical hours of the civil rights movement, there were always men and women of conscience at the heart of the drama.

Looks like that's not so much the case any more.