If you want peace prepare for war.
Was it Cicero or one of the Cato’s who said that? It was true over 2000 years ago and history has shown, over and over and over, that it is true today.
Obama’s position is typical leftist claptrap. It will lead inevitably to more violence and war and not less.
Obama is a fool.
Here's what Wikipedia says:
Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin adage translated as, "If you seek peace, prepare for war". The source of this adage remains unknown; however, it is universally believed, rightly or wrongly, to be based on a quotation from Roman military writer Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus: Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum. The saying is one of many from or based on his work, Epitoma rei militaris, possibly written around the year 390 AD.
More ominously, and very appropo to all the Leftie peaceniks, is this from Wikipedia:
"Everyone knows the adage .... Had Bonaparte been a Latin scholar he would probably have reversed it and said, Si vis bellum para pacem." meaning that if you are planning a war you should put other nations off guard by cultivating peace.
I think Hussein is really just a willing agent of the international pinko peace offensive, ready to move right into the White House. Something to be considered by people who want to abstain, vote third party, or even vote Demonrat to express their resentment toward the GOP.
O is a fool!
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. - Cicero
Source apparently unknown. Often attributed to Vegetius. Epitoma rei militaris. 4th century CE. A similar phrase is attributed to Sun Tzu. The Art of War. 6th century BCE.
George Washington also said something similar, no doubt having read the Latin original.
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace"
--President George Washington, 8 Jan 1790 (First State of the Union address)