Monday, 27 June 2011 10:47
"We arouse and arrange our memories to suit our psychic needs." -Michael Kammen, Columbus in History-
If George W. Bush could attest to his mission from God Almighty to invade Iraq-- 'I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, "George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan." And I did, and then God would tell me, "George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq." And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, "Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East." And by God I'm gonna do it'" (Nabel Shaath, BBC, 6/10/05) -- then certainly President Obama, our most recent American Prophet, can attest to “America’s singular role in the course of human events.” As Obama waxed eloquently in the latter third of his address to the people of the world, and most pointedly to the American people who must remain “united” behind his determination to complete his mission for “...the light of a secure peace can be seen in the distance,” he marked with great profundity that we must “learn the lessons” of this past decade, “We have learned anew the profound cost of war” listing as he did so the costs to America, leaving for another day, no doubt, the million and a half Iraqis killed and the untold millions that fled their country, and the thousands upon thousands left maimed and physically and mentally ravaged.