Way back in December of 2009, I wrote a post about President Obama’s Nobel prize acceptance speech, and I quoted one particular passage from it, a part of which I thought of today:
“I know there is nothing weak –nothing passive – nothing naïve – in the creed and lives of Gandhi and King. But as a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation, I cannot be guided by their examples alone. I face the world as it is…”[Italics still mine]
I don’t know if I’d still write the same things I wrote about it then, but I thought the speech was worth revisiting in light of the Libya intervention. Here is his whole speech.