The Dead Remember  

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12/17/2005 8:50 pm

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The Dead Remember


Translated from Russian:
"The dead remember our indifference. The dead remember our silence."

Returned to English:
"The truth is, we acted too late. Only when our own..national security was threatened, did we act. Radek's regime murdered over two-hundred thousand men, women, and children, and we watched it on TV. We let it happen. People were being slaughtered for over a year, and we..issued economic sanctions and hid behind a rhetoric of diplomacy, how dare we. The dead remember. Real peace..is not just the absence of conflict it's the presence of justice. And tonight I come to you with a pledge to change America's policy. Never again will I allow our political self-interest..to deter us from doing what we know to be morally right. Atrocity and terror are not political weapons, and to those that would use them...your day is over. We will never negotiate. We will no longer tolerate, and we will no longer be afraid. It's your turn to be afraid. "

From the movie Air Force One.

If only we had politicians, especially a President, with balls enough to say something like that.

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