Cheers & Jeers
Revolution #035, February 19, 2006, posted at revcom.us
Cheers to Rev. Joseph Lowery for speaking some truths about George W. Bush—right to his face. At the Feb. 7 funeral at a church near Atlanta, Lowery—former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference—gave a eulogy for Coretta Scott King. With George and Laura Bush sitting on the same stage, Lowery said:
"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew and we knew that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor."
Lowery's words were greeted by a standing ovation and heard by millions of TV viewers.