WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced his former pastor, theFinally, Obama denounces this madman, so far his biggest hurdle on the campaign trail.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying that the fiery minister's ''ridiculous
propositions'' that the United States spread AIDS in the black community and
invited the 9/11 terrorist attacks contradicted ''everything that I'm about and
who I am.''
Calling Wright's most recent comments ''a bunch of rants that
aren't grounded in truth,'' a visibly angered Obama accused his former pastor of
enjoying his recent three-day media blitz -- topped by Monday's appearance at
the National Press Club -- at the expense of the campaign and the issues that