“inaction tears at our conscience”

“I believe that force can be justified on humanitarian grounds, as it was in the Balkans, or in other places that have been scarred by war. Inaction tears at our conscience and can lead to more costly intervention later. That is why all responsible nations must embrace the role that militaries with a clear mandate can play to keep the peace.”

President Barack Obama in his Nobel Lecture in the Oslo City Hall, 10 December 2009

BBC: The UN Security Council has passed a resolution authorising “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya from pro-Gaddafi forces. The resolution expressed grave concern at the deteriorating situation, the escalation of violence, and the heavy civilian casualties…the widespread and systematic attacks currently taking place in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya against the civilian population may amount to crimes against humanity

4 Responses to ““inaction tears at our conscience””

  1. 2 ber6964
    March 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    It’s like he knows what he’s talking about! I get so angry when people get up on him for what he should do according to them! It’s a good thing I don’t have anyone close to me because I’d like to slap someone (Kunnutchen) “Upside the Head”.

  2. 3 WalkingOnSunshine
    March 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    He’s a good man. I thank God for him.

  3. 4 anniebella
    March 22, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Agree with you WalkingOnSunshine..

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