June 20, 2009

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice"




"The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.

As I said in Cairo, suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. The Iranian people will ultimately judge the actions of their own government. If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion.

Martin Luther King once said - "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." I believe that. The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples' belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness."

-President Barack Obama, June 20, 2009


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why then aren't George W. Bushco and Dick Cheneyburton being prosecuted and punished for Murder?

There is No Justice.

None.

Duarte said...

What we need now are seventeen UN resolutions against Iran, including but not limited to a stringent Oil-for-Food Agreement that the French, Germans and Russians can ignore for ten years.

Anonymous said...

"As I said in Cairo.. The Iranian people will ultimately judge the actions of their own government."

-President Barack Obama, June 20, 2009

Not to skip over the important events in Iran, but I just have to comment on the above statement.

Will we ultimately judge the actions of Obama's Government? As he busily shovels our tax dollars to make whole the bankers and elite at the expense of generations of America's working class?

Bankers make bad loans and he steals our tax $$ to keep them rich?

GT Charlie