One gave us a dream, the other gave us a nightmare.
Below: World Exclusive Speech by President Obama On Syria.
Some score years ago, a great American invented lies to convince world public opinion to embrace America's vision of destroying a sovereign nation in the Middle East. That nation was Iraq, that great American was George W. Bush. Today, I walk in his shadow in calling for the world to once again get behind America as it prepares to destroy yet another sovereign nation in the Middle East based on lies, by the name of Syria.
Some are afraid of this war. Some see no moral value in our endeavour. I say to those folks, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., let us not wallow in the valley of despair. Let us not hang our heads and fall into the fog of conspiracy theories. Let us not follow blind men towards the darkness of complacency and inaction but rather embrace the light of war.
I have a dream today! I have a dream of bombing Syria to ruins.
I have a dream that my little children will continue to live in a world where Middle Eastern leaders will not be judged by the content of their character, but by the lies we tell about them in our powerful media.
It would be fatal for a nation as great and as powerful as ours to not go to war when the age demands it. What good is our might if we wallow in our cheap indifference, and stare at the world day after day without acting on our desire to change it, by violent means if necessary.
We are at a critical moment in our history. The armies who resist Israel must be defeated and vanquished. This is America's purpose in Syria. This is why God put us on this sacred and beautiful Earth. Syrians must die in order for Israel to live.
And so, I say to the American people today, hold back your tears at the sight of dead Syrian children, for their sacrifice serves a greater purpose, that of the existence and security of Israel.
Syria must give up its defense of the Palestinians and join the international community which looks away at their suffering because it has long ago accepted the reality that they are not human beings whose endless plight is worth our attention and our intervention.
Let me say it again so even the distant God can hear it. I have a dream today! I have a dream of burning Syrians and watching Assad fall to his knees.
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
Let bombs ring from the snowy hilltops of Iran to the valleys of the Syrian countryside.
Let bombs ring from the dusty entrance of a lonely Palestinian home to a busy nightclub in downtown Beirut.
Lord Jesus, I have a dream today. I have a dream of bombing Syria!
And when this happens, when we let the bombs ring and the guns sing, when we reduce every town, city, and village in Syria and beyond to absolute rubble, we will be able to speed up the coming of that divine day when all of God's children, stupid Americans and racist Jews, oppressive Muslims and hypocritical Christians, mystics and atheists, will be able to join hands in one united human family and sing in the words of some old spiritual: Dead at last! Dead at last! Thank God Almighty, we are all dead at last!