Air Force One

The dead remember our indifference.
The dead remember our silence.
I came here tonight
to be congratulated.

But today when I visited
the Red Cross camps...

overwhelmed by the flood of refugees...
fleeing from the horror
of Kazakhstan...

I realized I don't deserve
to be congratulated, none of us do.

- What's he doing?
- That's not the speech.

The truth is...
we acted too late.
Only when our own national security
was threatened did we act.

Radek's regime murdered over 200,000
men, women and children...

and we watched it on TV.
We let it happen.
People were being slaughtered...

for over a year.
We issued economic sanctions and hid
behind the rhetoric of diplomacy.

How dare we?
The dead remember.
Real peace...
is not just the absence of conflict,
it's the presence of justice.

Tonight I come to you with a pledge
to change America's policy.

Never again...
will I allow
our political self-interest...

to deter us from doing what we know
to be morally right.

Atrocity and terror
are not political weapons.

And to those who would use them...
your day is over.
We will never negotiate.