Picture of the week

In case you haven’t already seen it, here’s the photograph that Colin Powell spoke of in his eloquent endorsement of Barack Obama on Sunday:

Maureen Dowd has an op ed column about this photograph and about the man, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, a Muslim who died for his country — America — in Iraq. As Powell said, if someone claims that Obama is a Muslim, the answer is, “No, he isn’t”; but the really right answer is, “So what if he is?”