Denis Hart (20 May 2011)
"The world as it should be - Obama"

The world as it should be - Obama

A Moment of Opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa

(White House press release - Fact Sheet - 19 May 2011 - link below)

“So we face an historic opportunity. We have embraced the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the dictator. There must be no doubt that the United States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and opportunity. Yes, there will be perils that accompany this moment of promise. But after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be.”

I am sure that other doves (watchers) will comment on this historic statement by Obama - the quote above is part of Obama’s press release on Thursday 19 May 2011.  The quote speaks for itself, made in the context of the Middle East - the highest office in the United States stating its aim to pursue peace in the Middle East through dividing the land of Israel, even the city of Jerusalem.  It is interesting to compare these words (the world as it should be) with the Kennedy quote below - information from Wikipedia (misattributed section):   

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?  Variant: “Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?

“Though Kennedy stated that he was quoting George Bernard Shaw when he said this, he is often thought to have originated the expression, which actually paraphrases a line delivered by the Serpent in Shaw’s play Back To Methuselah : “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”. Robert’s brother Edward famously quoted it (paraphrasing it even further), to conclude his eulogy to his late brother after his assassination (8 June 1968): Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?”

John:  thanks once again for your tireless work - Five Doves is just fantastic in helping us all to watch as the Rapture draws nearer.  The ‘four winds’ are blowing strongly on the Earth.  Maranatha  Denis

Thanks, Denis!