A study in contrasts

A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: “This way of settling differences is not just.”

This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can well lead the way in this revolution of values. There is nothing, except a tragic death wish, to prevent us from reordering our priorities, so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.


  –Dr. Martin L. King, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

War, in one form or another, appeared with the first man. At the dawn of history, its morality was not questioned; it was simply a fact.  

Over time, as codes of law sought to control violence within groups, so did philosophers, clerics, and statesmen seek to regulate the destructive power of war. The concept of a “just war” emerged, suggesting that war is justified when it meets certain preconditions.

We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations — acting individually or in concert — will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified.  I believe the United States of America must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of War


  –President George Richard Johnson Obama ( Barack Obama ),  

                        Nobel Peace Prize Imposter


  1. I mean really.  

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  3. Perhaps the Nobel committee knew it was taking a gamble on Obama when it gave him a Peace Prize he has not yet earned. Perhaps some voters hoped that it would influence his decision and help him turn away from a clearly catastrophic excursion into the Graveyard of Great Powers.

    But the President has delivered his answer: No Such Luck.

    The tragedy of his speech and behavior in Norway is heart-wrenching. Obama devoted his once-in-a-lifetime talk to justifying American warfare, conjuring righteous images of this nation as an armed crusader, and asserting that violence is an immovable piece of the human condition, rather than the ultimate enemy.

    Dr. King would have been utterly heartbroken by Obama’s screed for war in the most inappropriate time and place. It was King who forever linked the unjust war in Vietnam with the moral and financial bankruptcy of the nation waging it. Now his ultimate beneficiary is perpetrating all the good doctor’s worst fears.

    The ignoble truth is that the man in the White House is not our ally.

     –Harvey Wasserman,  CommonDreams.Org

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