This anti-war speech made in 2008 by war veteran Mike
Prysner is extraordinary for its bravery, lucidness and honesty.
It seems to me that the powerful are so
insulated from true answerability that the people are no longer rigorous at all
in demanding proper morals and standards from our leaders. We seem to have
reached such levels of complacency that we applaud the style, disregarding the
substance. And so, a succession of patently self-serving leaders has waltzed
through various corridors of power in recent years and no doubt will continue