Today, and every day, we have an opportunity, as well as an obligation, to confront these scourges -- to fight the impulse to turn the channel when we see images that disturb us, or wrap ourselves in the false comfort that others' sufferings are not our own. Instead we have the opportunity to make a habit of empathy; to recognize ourselves in each other; to commit ourselves to resisting injustice and intolerance and indifference in whatever forms they may take
Words from Barak Obama
“Nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past.”
Barak Obama turning the channel
"Some things in life need to be mysterious, .. Sometimes in life you want to just keep walking. History has changed. It does change. We have a new administration, a new way. Sometimes I think just keep walking. Don't always be issuing papers and reports.."
Peggy Noonan turning the channel
But having vowed to end the practices, Obama should use all the influence of his office to stop the retroactive search for scapegoats.This is not another Sept. 11 situation, when nearly 3,000 Americans were killed.
David Broder turning the channel