Footnotes of an America United

There were these footnotes to the story of America's war on terrorism. 

 A rally in support of Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California, who cast the lone vote against authorizing the use of force in the war on terrorism, drew 3,000 people at a rally in her hometown of Oakland over the weekend.  She was introduced to cheers by the actor Danny Glover, and praised by the writer Alice Winner, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the novel "The Color Purple."

Walker compared U.S. policy to her own recent fast in Hawaii.  Quote -- "Just as we need to examine the contents of our colon," she said, "we need to examine the contents of our government."  Walker has previously declared that Osama bin Laden should be punished -- with love.

Congresswoman Lee fared better at that rally than Senator Hillary Clinton did when she made an unexpected appearance at that concert for New York held in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.  Mrs. Clinton was not on the Concert program, but came on stage anyway to introduce a video, and this was the reaction.


SEN. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON (D), NEW YORK:  Thank you!  Thank you for being here tonight.  Thank you for supporting New York.  Thank you for your generosity, on behalf of all the people who are going to need help for a long time to come.


HUME:  A judge in Tennessee has decided that a little jail time is not enough for a 20-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy, who together tried to collect money for victims of the September 11th attacks, only to keep it for themselves.  Judge Larry Ross of Warren County Court in Tennessee has sentenced the two to spend 16 hours over two weekends in the middle of a local mall in McMinnville, Tennessee, wearing signs that, as you can see, declare -- quote -- "I stole from the victims of the terrorist attacks."

And the Australian prize fighter who could be the next super middleweight champion of the World Boxing Federation, says his country should not be fighting in Afghanistan.  Anthony Mundine, who has a title fight scheduled later this year, says that the September 11th atrocities -- quote -- "They call it an act of terrorism, but it's not about terrorism.  It's about fighting for God's laws and Americans brought it on themselves with what they've done in the history of time."  Mundine is a Muslim.