Stunning

Inasmuch as I criticize electoral politics, it’s been kind of neat to have someone around who shows signs of actually being a decent human being:

When the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black force of elite pilots, emerged from combat in World War II, they faced as much discrimination as they had before the war. It was not until six decades later that their valor was recognized and they received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor Congress can give.

Now, the roughly 330 pilots and members of the ground crew who are left from about 16,000 who served are receiving another honor that has surpassed their dreams: They are being invited to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama as the country’s first black president.

It is too much to hope that Obama has a decent grasp of US history and a heart?  Those two things in a major politician are well-nigh unheard of.

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