Here’s New Black Panthers leader Malik Shabazz defending Saddam Hussein in 2002:
And here’s Shabazz, also from 2002, praising Osama bin Laden:
Presumably they must hold the same opinions about both men today; even as President Obama is commander in chief of US forces both in Afghanistan, and still in Iraq and helping to shepherd that nation’s nascent post-Saddam democracy. Otherwise, they would have to be accused of being opportunists and political poseurs of the worst order.
But then, one can say that about a number of Obama’s closest supporters, as well. Meanwhile, a look back at 1998:
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