I posted the following comments on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Bookman’s blog, today, November 18, 2015:
“Few people, let alone few world leaders, understand the reasons behind President Obama’s decision to stay his course relative to the Syrian crisis and the ISIS crisis. President Obama has internalized, after decades of thought, what it will take on the world’s stage to create lasting peace on this planet. The evolution of his mind is far beyond that of the John McCains and the Lindsey Grahams of this world, not to mention that of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, etc.
Those who want Obama to change his course have no idea that the world is on the brink of establishing a new way of handling those who are destructive to others, while also being self-destructive. It may take decades longer for the world to understand his vision and insights, but I hope he has the strength to stay his course for I know of no one else on the world’s stage presently who perceives in such a far-reaching way as Obama. He has the opportunity here, by his actions of being true to his own conscience, to change the course of history for the better.
To understand the enlightened mind of President Barack Obama in greater depth, please read his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech in full. Here is the link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-acceptance-nobel-peace-prize
NOTE: To those Republican Governors who refuse to take in Syrian refugees, I simply say that that is not the American spirit I know. It is a decision full of politics, fear, and selfishness. But, I have seen that selfishness in conservatives in America, operative for nearly a half century now. Shameful.”