Friday, June 5, 2009

Obama...What it means to be a Leader

This speech was given by President Obama on June 4th, 2009. The name of the speech, "The US is not at War with Islam". While I'm not sure whether or not this is the official name of the speech, I can already tell you that it does not do it justice. The truth is anything I write will not do this speech justice. Sure there will be people out there who attempt to belittle the statements said on that historic podium by claiming that its "a ruse", "only words" or "that's what he says today but what will he DO tomorrow". With all do respect to naysayers, I believe that people who say such things do not understand a) American Politics b) Arab Politics c) that change has happened.

I'm not going to analyse this speech further, because the symbolism combined with actionable Presdiential Promises are far more elequent. I will say this: Presidents like this don't come everyday...we Arabs better make the best of it while he lasts.