Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Obama confronts evil at the White House
President Obama recently visited White House and met the man responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity: George W. Bush.
I spoke with President Obama this week about his experience there. It was an emotionally draining moment for the young President. "Being in the White House was disturbing and odd", Obama told me. "We're about to have this legal transfer of power yet the symbol and home of that power is a place where all these illegal things were done".
"As I walked through the halls that place I could see and feel all the weight and presence of all the old white power. You cannot escape it. There was dozens, hundreds of paintings and statues of white men of power. There was nothing there to indicate that the majority of humanity is of color. I really do not know how I can live there or have my family there."
"I thought about slavery and I could hear the cries of America's victims in that place. If you listen, you can hear them".
As for the leader of the current regime in power Obama chose not to comment. "We will be making changes," he said.