Wednesday, December 02, 2009


What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.

First: Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself

Second: Let us reexamine our attitude toward the Soviet Union.

Third: Let us reexamine our attitude toward the cold war,

I am taking this opportunity, therefore, to announce two important decisions in this regard.

James W. Douglass, author of the book JFK and the Unspeakable, discusses the feud between JFK and the CIA brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis, conciliatory overtures to Khrushchev that angered both U.S. and Soviet cold warriors, JFK’s pivotal 1963 American University Commencement Address that may have led to his assassination, the rise of CIA “plausible deniability” covert actions and the mortal risk U.S. presidents take by defying the national security state.

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