King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.Submitted by emalvini on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 12:19
King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.
Saturday, 19 January 2013 09:43
By Norman Solomon, Norman Solomon's Website | Op-Ed
A simple twist of fate has set President Obama’s second Inaugural Address for January 21, the same day as the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.
Obama made no mention of King during the Inauguration four years ago -- but since then, in word and deed, the president has done much to distinguish himself from the man who said “I have a dream.”
After his speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963, King went on to take great risks as a passionate advocate for peace.
After his Inaugural speech in January 2009, Obama has pursued policies that epitomize King’s grim warning in 1967: “When scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men.”