U.S. Cannot Right Every Wrong

As we ponder entering yet another civil war in the Middle East, this time in Syria,  I am reminded of these remarks by President Kennedy:

“And we must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient– that we are only six percent of the world's population– that we cannot impose our will upon the other ninety-four percent of mankind– that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity– and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem”

-President John F Kennedy in speech at the University of Washington in November 1961