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With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day right around the corner, attempts to misuse and/or whitewash his legacy are to be expected, particularly on the right. But this, from Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson, is brazen even in the annals of misappropriations of King:
“I believe that if Dr. King were alive today, he would recognize that we live in a complicated world, and that our nation's military should not and cannot lay down its arms and leave the American people vulnerable to terrorist attack,” he said.
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Maybe next he'll use Ghandi as an example..
What will be sad is if the people buy this crap..
Originally posted by jlv70
The sad thing is that people actually believe things like what Mr. Johnson said, or maybe they just take things at face value and and have a severe knowledge deficit.
Here's a short version of MLK's Viet-Nam speech.
Originally posted by JoseChung
How did this guy get the Nobel Peace Prize again?
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
I can't help but notice that "Jeh Johnson" looks nothing like "Barack Obama." How exactly are you mistaking these two names?