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Sat Aug 8, 2015, 04:29 AM

"For the Community Organizer, the Struggle Continues for A More Perfect Union"

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Watching President Barack Obama explain and defend the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group, I was struck by how fragile are the attempts at peace, and how inertia – be it short-sighted stubbornness, ideology, political partisanship and expediency, or a lucrative status quo invested in armaments, brinksmanship, and a permanent war footing – often tends to lead us to disunity, lawlessness and chaos.

I was also struck by how this president, derided by his critics as dangerously naïve, feckless, a mere “community organizer,” embodies no less than the spirit and the vision of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who lifted this country out of the worst economic disaster in its history by first providing work, hope and inspiration to an impoverished nation and then, faced with the prospect of a holocaust engulfing Europe, organized the U.S. and other countries into an allied coalition which succeeded in turning the tide of history, liberating Europe and Asia from fascism, and ensuring decades of good relations between our former enemies.

Similarly, President John F. Kennedy sought to overcome the Cold War nuclear stalemate, brokering the historic Test Ban Treaty with the Soviets and staring down Premier Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis – but heroically avoiding war, over the objections of opponents who loudly urged him to show “leadership” and “strength.”

JFK also worked to promote American well-being and optimism through a widely shared prosperity and an emphasis on scientific, educational and cultural achievements, sought to community-organize through health care initiatives and civil rights reform, and promoted a sense of national purpose through initiatives such as the space program and the Peace Corps.

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Sat Aug 8, 2015, 05:52 AM

1. Very good read, Jamaal.

I would like to add one more quote: "He [PBO] is attempting to reaffirm and uphold the principles that inspired us to save the world from fascism and totalitarianism, and strengthen a community of nations with the capacity to coexist and resolve problems peacefully, and without a desire to dominate another people."

This will be a big part of his legacy, and it drives republicans batshit crazy which is always a sign it is is the best solution.

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Sat Aug 8, 2015, 02:48 PM

2. That is a great article!!! I think history will be very kind to this President! nt

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