Sheldon Richman on What MLK Can Teach Obama About War


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The irony was striking. There was President Barack Obama on Wednesday, standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarkable "I Have a Dream" speech. The irony lay not in Obama's banality, writes Sheldon Richman, but in the fact that as he spoke, his war council was planning to bomb Syria.