So, President Obama wants the Prof and the Cop to come to the White House, have a beer and make nice? Not so fast. One of the two is lying and there's only one way to find out who's telling the truth and who's not: go to the tape.
Henry Louis Gates has made some powerful accusations against Sgt. James Crowley that if true mean that the Officer is a race-baiting, rogue cop who deserves to be fired. If Sgt. Crowley's account is true, Gates is an ungrateful, paranoid, first-class jerk who uses race to cover his bad behavior. It should all be on the tape that the police allegedly made of the event and are contemplating releasing.
Let's all take a deep breath, withhold all of our judgments and go to the tape.