“The purpose of military action extends beyond self defense,” said Obama, while citing MLK and Gandhi as the gold standard for international relations. Apparently, we need military force to back up what MLK and Gandhi wanted.... but Napoleon to carry it out.
Obama focused in on this notion of doling out consequences for lack of peace, as well as the priority of "not going it alone." Alltogether, he sounded fairly hawkish, for someone who just decided to
Mostly, it seemed like he wanted influence.... some way, some how.
Our actions matter. We can bend history in the direction of justice.