The Reverend Jeremiah Wright now says he was quoting the Iraqi ambassador when he made his famous “chickens are coming home to roost” comments after the September 11 attacks.
Apparently he meant the U.S. ambassador to Iraq because during that sermon, Wright mentioned Edward Peck, who once held that position. Just days after 9/11 Wright said, “America’s chickens are coming home to roost. Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred, and terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that y’all â€” not a black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism.”
Problem is, Ambassador Peck never said “America’s chickens are coming home to roost” â€” nor did he suggest America engages in terrorism. Peck did make some foreign policy references in speaking about bombing Haiti, Cambodia and Panama â€” but said nothing about Hiroshima or Nagasaki as Reverend Wright also claimed.
But the story, you see, goes farther than Hume takes it. The obvious snark of the person Wright is “quoting” being April Glaspie, aside, Wright was likely quoting Saddam’s ambassador during one of his anti-Western screed delivered at the UN.