Thursday, May 29, 2008

What Obama should say at the AIPAC conference

Jimmy Carter has written Obama's AIPAC speech for him. Now Obama just needs the courage to deliver it.
Carter: 10 minutes to change the world

"When I'm the president of the United States," he intoned, the voice still strong, "My country will never again torture a prisoner. When I'm the president of the United States, we will never again attack another country unless our security is directly threatened. When I'm the president of the United States, human rights will be the foundation of our foreign policy." He went on in that vein, with ringing declarations on global warming, a promise to honour international agreements and to bring "security and peace to Israel and all its neighbours and treat them all on an equal basis." The audience thundered its applause, signalling that this was the American speech they yearned to hear. Carter insisted that a new president would not need a hundred days to change America's image in the world, just the "ten minutes" required to say those words.
Now that would be "change we can believe in".

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