During an address at the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama stated that only by giving in to a one-word government can every nation in the world successfully fight radical Islamic terrorism.In what will likely be his last speech before the body, Obama told the audience that he believes global security can only be achieved with the help of international institutions like the UN.
Not only that, but that only by acquiescing our rights – our “freedom of action,” as he puts it – will we truly “enhance our security.”
Obama said “powerful nations” like the United States will have to accept constraints and give up some of their freedoms. The president acknowledged that he has been criticized by his own citizens for this belief but he remains convinced he is right. Obama also stated that while countries will have to accept some limits on their freedom, they should not give up autonomous rights like the freedom to defend themselves.