President Obama should say…

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Obama’s writers are working on his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.  Although the exact date of the Oslo event has not been announced, it is expected to be within the next few weeks. Crafting the acceptance speech could present a problem as Obama’s Afghan war for peace continues. Perhaps his writers should check out President Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech.

President Carter:

“For powerful countries to adopt a principle of preventative war may well set an example that can have catastrophic consequences.”

“War may sometime be a necessary evil, but no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children. The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. God gives us a capacity for choice. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes. And we must.”


President Kennedy American University Commencement Speech:

“What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children–not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women–not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.”

 

 

 

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