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Just show up naked
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The lede:
An Obama campaign ban on green clothing during the candidate’s visits to Israel and Jordan has created wide puzzlement among observers of the Middle East.
Most have sad "Whaaa? Never heard of such a thing."

The Obama campaign says, "We just wanted to be respectful, because, you know, green is the color most associated with Islam".

Of course, the Irish disagree.

But here was the most important point. The Obama campaign just made an issue out of something that was a non-issue before.

And that led too:
"Our folks in Jerusalem and the USA have no idea what this is about," said an official of one major American Jewish organization. "We have not ever suggested that people not wear the color green. During the disengagement from Gaza, the color orange was the color of the anti-disengagement folks, so we did advise folks not to make an unintentional political statement by wearing orange."

Jeff Ballabon, a Republican consultant active in pro-Israel causes, was also baffled by the explanation of the link between green and Hamas. “Why didn’t he also ban the use of yellow, which is Hezbollah’s color?"
Brilliant.

I know - just stick with earth tones - oh, wait, that may anger the environmental movement.

Quipped Ballabon:
“I hear they aren’t going to order croissants because they’re crescent-shaped.”
And this guy is going to help the US diplomatically?

Yeesh.
 
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I can see it coming now, the "presidency of tolerance" Where holes are never black and immigrants can never be illegal.
 
Written By: josh b
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I dunno... I feel perfectly safe having this man in charge of not only our military, but the message we set out before the international community...

What could possibly go wrong?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I dunno... I feel perfectly safe having this man in charge of not only our military, but the message we set out before the international community...
Under an Obama presidency, would the Army have to ensure that when it deploys troops among muslims they don’t wear green uniforms?
 
Written By: McQ
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Under an Obama presidency, would the Army have to ensure that when it deploys troops among muslims they don’t wear green uniforms?
I don’t know, but I have little doubt that he would know exactly what to do for any possible situation...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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If they are so concerned about the symbolism of color, why are they wearing black shoes? Surely that represents how colored people are always being trodden underfoot...
 
Written By: Wacky Hermit
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Haven’t you been paying attention?

Do as he says, not as he does!!
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Of course, the Irish disagree.
What, nothing about ticking off the Greens?

 
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