Meet the man who inspired Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s now famous tirade about America’s foreign policy inciting the terrorist attacks of September 11.
His name is Ambassador Edward Peck. And he is a retired, white, career U.S. diplomat who served 32-years in the U.S. Foreign Service and was chief of the U.S. mission to Iraq under Jimmy Carter — hardly the black-rage image with which Wright has been stigmatized.
“Violence begets violence,” Wright said, “hatred begets hatred, and terrorism begets terrorism.”
And then he concluded by putting the comments on Peck’s shoulders: “A white ambassador said that yall, not a black militant, not a reverend who preaches about racism, an ambassador whose eyes are wide open and is trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice… the ambassador said that the people we have wounded don’t have the military capability we have, but they do have individuals who are willing to die and take thousands with them… let me stop my faith footnote right there.”
Read the article and watch Reverend Wright’s sermon in the video
Meet the White Man Who Inspired Wright’s Controversial Sermon
by Sam Stein ~ Huffington Post (posted on Alternet) ~ March 22, 2008
Listen to all of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s controversial 9/11 sermon 35:56 minutes.