By Stan Levin
Yesterday, August 31, speaking to an audience at The American Legion convention taking place in Cincinnati, Hillary Clinton offered remarks about “American exceptionalism,” a statement she often uses, and one to which I am compelled to take exception.
A moment later, and what I found particularly disturbing, she explained her meaning of the term: “It means that we recognize America’s unique and unparalleled ability to be a force for peace and progress”.
Well. Madam Secretary, we have been witness to fifteen years of unparalleled force, demonstrated daily with no let-up by our exceptional military might, and rather than peace forthcoming, what we have to show for our noble efforts and expense is worldwide death and destruction, and a growing, threatening population of enemies.
Maybe a few more such years will provide peace. That should work.
Stan Levin is a Korean War veteran and active member of San Diego chapter Veterans for Peace. He has been married for sixty-four years and will be eighty-seven years old next week.