Today, silence about the war in Iraq is betrayal

Truthout
by Stephen F. Rohde

04/04/07

Forty years ago today, on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a powerful and inspiring speech at Riverside Church in New York City which has become known as Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. One year to the day before he would be assassinated, Dr. King declared that he could no longer confine his energies to the domestic struggle for civil rights. Instead, his deep religious faith compelled him to denounce the war in Vietnam, both because it was wrong and because of what it was doing to America and the rest of the world. He declared: ‘A time comes when silence is betrayal.’ Today, our country is engaged in another immoral foreign war, which must be denounced with the same courage and conviction that Dr. King exhibited. Today, silence about the war in Iraq is betrayal...

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