Hawke: 'We Need Another Martin Luther King'30 September 2006
Hawke: 'We Need Another Martin Luther King'
The Before Sunset star believes the US would be in much better shape and his homeland wouldn't be at war in Iraq if a strong voice of reason stepped forward.
The actor says, "We're in desperate need of a Martin Luther King, a Mahatma Gandhi, a Nelson Mandela; the Middle East is in desperate need of somebody to rise up and lead.
"I always think about how nearly every major city in this country has a Martin Luther King Boulevard, King's picture is up in every classroom... and everyone universally admires him - but we all know what he would say about the Iraq war. We turn a blind eye to the things we know he would tell us."
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