Monday, June 22, 2009

Children of a Lesser God

"President Obama reacted to the unfolding events in Iran by issuing a statement calling on the government of Iran to "stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people"... "The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching"..."The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights"... "Martin Luther King once said -- 'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards 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"... "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." (Obama to Iran: 'Stop all violent & unjust actions', Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post, 20/6/09)

"Despite growing pressure on Barack Obama to speak out on the crisis in Gaza, the US president-elect has remained silent on the issue." (Obama's Gaza silence condemned,, 31/12/08)

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