Dear President Obama,
This week I listened to several speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King. One such speech was his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. He vowed to uphold the RESPONSIBILITY of what that prize meant.
I would have "hoped for the change" in the war cries I've been hearing from your administration in the past 5 years. I would have "hoped for the change" that you would have brought our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. I would have "hoped for the change" that, unlike presidents of the past, your language would include the "PEACE" the Nobel Peace Prize is all about.
I'm disappointed. Very. And now you bang the war drum against the Syrian people.
President Obama...when does it stop? When will it get to the point that children in this country and around the world will know what it is like to live in a peaceful nation?
Please pull out of Iraq completely, pull out of Afghanistan, stop rallying to attack Syria.
The only people who will profit from attacking countries who really can't even defend themselves from the strong arm of the United States, are the companies who profit from war and the investors of those companies. Shame Shame Shame on ANYONE looking to profit from the death and destruction of others.
From Martin Luther King's Acceptance of the Nobel Prize speech:
"But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones. Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers."
AMEN to that!