Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Top 10 Lines from Obama's UN Speech

Hat tip: Fox Nation

Here are the top ten lines from the speech.
The fact is, peace is hard

I took office at a time of two wars for the United States. Moreover, the violent extremists who drew us into war in the first place – Osama bin Laden, and his al Qaeda organization – remained at large. Today, we have set a new direction.

Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the UN – if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now.

To lift the specter of mass destruction, we must come together to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

Too many people are out of work. Too many others are struggling to get by. We acted together to avert a Depression in 2009. We must take urgent and coordinated action once more.

Freedom from want is a basic human right.

To preserve our planet, we must not put off the action that a changing climate demands.

No country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere.

Peace is preferable to war; freedom is preferable to suppression; and prosperity is preferable to poverty.

Let us resolve to see that it is defined by our hopes and not our fears.

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