Wednesday, May 31, 2006

When The President Was A True World Leader

"The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough - more than enough - of war and hate and oppression. We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. Confident and unafraid, we labor on – not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace."

John F. Kennedy
Commencement Address at American University
Washington, D.C.
June 10, 1963

What the hell happened to us?

1 comment:

Miladysa said...

Ahh... you and me, a Pink Floyd album, a few hours... we could have such a discussion my friend, such a discussion!