Update July 31
the ultimate comment on this comes from Cannonfire – which obtained the PS prayer note from the wailing Wall:
Nec plus ultra! Rien ne va plus!
The newspaper which published the prayer issues a denial that the campaign approved. of course that leaves open the question:
If that isn’t fishy enough, just how did other media outlets in Israel, the ones who declined to publish the “personal and private” note, obtain their copies of the note?
how did the “personal and private” moment end up on a You Tube video, complete with an invitation to “visit the official campaign site” with the notation, “Paid For By Obama For America?”
.Update July 29:
It seems that this was an engineered leak
What initially seemed to be a journalistic scoop of dubious moral propriety now seems to be a case of an Israeli paper being played by the Barack Obama campaign. Maariv, the second most popular newspaper in Israel, was roundly criticized for publishing the note Obama left in the Kotel. But now a Maariv spokesperson says that publication of the note was pre-approved for international publication by the Obama campaign, leading to the conclusion that the “private” prayer was intentionally leaked for public consumption.
So, now, the iffy feeling of taking a prayer from the wall becomes added disgust at how craven B0 campaign is. And really, did he want the world to know that he aspires to be an “instrument of God”? That makes it even more dangerous!
Original post of July 25
Part of the Wailing Wall note Obama put there and someone lifted
.It was published in an Israeli paper reported here
It is an iffy feeling that the note was lifted, but beyond that, it’s quite relevant.
On one hand, it confirms the prior signals of W-like religious megalomania
that while I could sit in church and pray all I want, I wouldn’t be fulfilling God’s will unless I went out and did the Lord’s work,”
updating with another one I missed
last October he told an audience of 4,000 that he hoped to be “an instrument of God” and that “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth“
In a way it’s reassuring that he didn’t get yet to the point where he feels HE IS the instrument of God’s will.
But it seems only a matter of time before God talks back and says: “Sure thing, Barrack. Make sure Hllary isn’t put in the nomination in Denver – I can only push my instruments that much”
And here’s the perfect companion piece
He ventured forth to bring light to the world
The anointed one’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a miracle in action – and a blessing to all his faithful followers
In the great Battles of Caucus and Primary he smote the conniving Hillary, wife of the deposed King Bill the Priapic and their barbarian hordes of Working Class Whites.
And this is the testimony of one who speaks the truth and bears witness to the truth so that you might believe. And he knows it is the truth for he saw it all on CNN and the BBC and in the pages of The New York Times