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Thursday, January 15, 2004

P.S. Iraq is not Viet Nam

Protestors BOOED President Bush as he laid a wreath at the grave of Martin Luther King

President George W. Bush lays a wreath at the grave of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
in Atlanta, January 15, 2004. Standing to the left is Dr. King's widow, Coretta Scott
King. Several hundred protesters loudly booed Bush on the anniversary of the civil
rights leader's birth. Protesters shouted 'Bush go home' and 'peace not war' from behind
a barrier of parked buses across the street from King's grave. Larry Downing/Reuters

You know that "Letter to a Friend" that we've all read, where Martin Luther King, Jr. declared anti-Zionism to be antisemitism? Well, I am very sad to learn -and to report- that it's apparently a hoax. It is however quite true that in a 1968 appearance at Harvard, he said,
"When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You are talking antisemitism."
May his memory be for a blessing.