Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pass It On To Barack Obama

Please, pass on the following to the speech writers of Senator Barack Obama, because they would be needed for his next stump speeches.

"To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day hero ... assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an un-winnable urban guerilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability."
~ George Bush Senior

"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."
~ Malcolm X

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'
~ G.K. Chesterton

"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty."
~ Penny Bright

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it."
~ Mark Twain

"My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders."
~ Mark Twain

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government."
~ Edward Abbey

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."
~ Pericles

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
~ François Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat."
~Jean-Paul Sartre


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