I will end this war in Iraq responsibly, and finish the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America – they have served the United States of America.
Segregated schools were, and are, inferior schools; we still haven’t fixed them, fifty years after Brown v. Because one of the things that we have to change in our politics is the idea that people cannot disagree without challenging each other’s character and patriotism. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich.