"The time has come to set aside childish things...we are a friend of each nation...people will judge you on what you can build and not what you can destroy. To the Moslem nations, we will find a new way forward based on mutual interest and mutual respect...America - we are ready to lead again (Ouch! Mr B must've felt a prick)."
Those words, strong words so eloquently spoken by the 44th President in his thoughtfully prepared speech - which spells HOPE for many. Personally, I liked his sharp speech - from the economy to humanitarian issues.
The beginning of a new chapter in a new book, or a new chapter of the same book. Let's hope this is not merely a transition, but a real transformation. Let's hope for better things to come.
Congratulations, Mr President.
20 Jan 2009