An airing of Arundahti Roy's speech "War Is Peace". This speech was delivered on the 2nd day of the American invasion of Afghanistan in 200. The speech questions weather the United States is, as President Bush claimed on the day of the invasion, “A Peaceful Nation”. She addresses the history of Afghanistan, US foreign Policy towards it and the seemly hypocritical stance of the United States in claiming it is peaceful while going to war. While this speech way be somewhat old Roy’s delivery and message will keep this speech current for years to come.
The speech is 11:47 minutes long.
A transcript to the speech can be found at: http://www.cryaboutit.com/deaddog/GreatThinkers/war_is_peace.htm
Short Quote from speech:
When he announced the air strikes, President George Bush said: "We're a peaceful nation." America's favorite ambassador, Tony Blair, (who also holds the portfolio of prime minister of the UK), echoed him: "We're a peaceful people."
So now we know. Pigs are horses. Girls are boys. War is peace.
Bio and a full collection of Arundahti Roy's speeches/essays/videos can be found at: http://www.cryaboutit.com/deaddog/GreatThinkers/arundhati_roy.htm
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