CNN has the transcript of Tony Blair’s address at a Labor Party conference yesterday. He gave a great speech, it’s a clarion call for internationalism that we should all pay heed to. My favorite part is this:
And they [survivors of the 9/11 attack] don’t want revenge. They want something better in memory of their loved ones. And I believe that their memorial can and should be greater than simply the punishment of the guilty. It is that, out of the shadow of this evil, should emerge lasting good.
Destruction of the machinery of terrorism, wherever it is found, hope amongst all nations of a new beginning, where we seek to resolve differences in a calm and ordered way, greater understanding between nations and between faiths and, above all, justice and prosperity for the poor and dispossessed, so that people everywhere can see the chance of a better future through the hard work and creative power of the free citizen, not the violence and savagery of the fanatic.