The context behind that endlessly recycled sound bite:
â€œI heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday did anybody else see or hear him? He was on FOX News, this is a white man, and he was upsetting the FOX News commentators to no end, he pointed out, a white man, an ambassador, he pointed out that what Malcolm X said when he was silenced by Elijah Mohammad was in fact true, he said Americas chickens, are coming home to roost.â€
â€œWe took this country by terror away from the Sioux, the Apache, Arikara, the Comanche, the Arapaho, the Navajo. Terrorism.
â€œWe took Africans away from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism.
â€œWe bombed Grenada and killed innocent civilians, babies, non-military personnel.
â€œWe bombed the black civilian community of Panama with stealth bombers and killed unarmed teenage and toddlers, pregnant mothers and hard working fathers.
â€œWe bombed Qaddafiâ€™s home, and killed his child. Blessed are they who bash your childrenâ€™s head against the rock.
â€œWe bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living. We bombed a plant in Sudan to pay back for the attack on our embassy, killed hundreds of hard working people, mothers and fathers who left home to go that day not knowing that theyâ€™d never get back home.
â€œWe bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.
â€œKids playing in the playground. Mothers picking up children after school. Civilians, not soldiers, people just trying to make it day by day.
â€œWe have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff that we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. Americaâ€™s chickens are coming home to roost.
â€œViolence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that yâ€™all, not a black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism. An ambassador whose eyes are wide open and who is trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice upon which we are now poised. The ambassador said the people we have wounded donâ€™t have the military capability we have. But they do have individuals who are willing to die and take thousands with them. And we need to come to grips with that.â€