Who would have thunk it? As it turns out Reverend Write was quoting a white man. That’s right he was quoting career U.S. diplomat Ambassador Edward Peck. And where did the Reverend hear Ambassador Peck speak? Well on Fox News oddly enough. Edward Peck served 32 years in the U.S. Foreign Service and headed up the mission in Iraq under Presiden Jimmy Carter.
Ambassador Peck joked that he wouldn’t be invited back on Fox News.
Here is Reverend Wright’s complete speech given not long after 9/11 it seems when tensions were particularly high. But he offers a “faith footnote” to the ambassador attributing all these “horrible” comments to him. The pertinent part starts at about three minutes into the video.