Peace for Israel

Is a right-wing conservative whackjob in the news for making this pronouncement?

“Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect her right to exist, its territorial integrity and the right to use whatever sea lanes it needs. Israel is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security, and that security must be a reality.”

Well, not quite. First, the quote is not in the news, and I’d venture to say that it will not be, though it would be appropriate today.

Second, the “right-wing conservative whackjob” was Martin Luther King Jr. — this quote comes from a speech ten days before he was assassinated.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle