Saturday, April 18, 2009

Conscience and the draft

"Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful." - William Shakespeare

"Freedom lies in being bold." - Robert Frost

This is a time for righteous indignation. reflection, not retribution. I share respect the utter revulsion strong views and outrage emotions that reports of torture these issues evoke. We have put many innocent people been through hell. a dark and painful chapter in our history. At But at a time of great deficits challenges and justified anger at the banks, disturbing disunity, everything stands to be nothing will be gained by holding the corrupt and powerful to account. spending our time and energy laying blame for the past. Our national greatness is embedded in America's ability to right its course in concert with our core values, and to move forward with confidence. That is why we must fight resist the forces that weaken us, divide us, and come and instead come together on behalf of our common future.

The United States is a nation of laws. Our leaders must My administration will always act in accordance with those laws, and with an unshakable commitment to our ideals. That is why we have released these memos, and that is why further steps must be taken we have taken steps to ensure that the crimes actions described within them never take place again.

- Barack Obama

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