The clock of finality is ticking as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton get closer to primaries in Texas and Ohio so it is not surprising the worse side of people had begun to emerge. After the Drudge Report posted a picture of Senator Barack Obama wearing the traditional clothing of a Somali elder, the picture is now being circulated widely on the Internet and elsewhere. Officially, Clinton spokespeerson, Maggie Williams, denied any knowledge of the picture which apparently is intended to portray Obama as a Muslim, and boasted that “Senator Clinton has worn traditional clothing of countries she as visited and had those photos distributed widely.” On the other hand, unofficially, one Clinton aide emphasized, “wouldn’t we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were (Clinton)?” The answer, of course, is no.
Actually, President Bush has been seen in traditional clothing of countries like Indonesia but the difference is eveyone knows Bush is an American Christian and nothing is being circulated around the Internet that he is a secret Muslim. The incident, in itself, is silly, but it reflects the “let everything go without drawing back” approach of Clinton who is nearing the end of her odyssey for the presidency. Barack Obama will have to endure such nasty vicious actions if he wants to continue his presidential run. The dogs of war hesitate at nothing in the quest for victory.