Obama: We're Living in 'Most Peaceful' Era in Human History

By Joe Crowe   |   Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016 05:09 PM

During a speech in Germany Monday, President Barack Obama said "We are fortunate to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history" before he announced that he was sending 250 more American special forces troops to Syria, according to the Washington Times.

Obama noted the apparent increase in "intolerance in our politics" and the "dangerous forces" around the world threatened to pull society backward; "our progress is not inevitable," the Washington Times reports. 
Obama credited the Affordable Care Act in his speech, saying, "I'm proud to be the first American president to come to Europe and be able to say that, in the United States, health care is not a privilege, it is now a right for all."