Friday, March 20, 2009

Giving Hope a Chance

How refreshing to have a US President who talks with others in the world, who is man enough to extend an olive branch even to those who often taunt enlightened democracy, freedom, and humann rights. May this be the beginning of a successful campaign to restore many renegade states to civilization and respect for the rights of man!

Obama's remarks, today, were on the occasion of Nowruz, a New Year's celebration holiday, particularly in Iran. That country he invites to cooperate for a world of peace and mutual partnership and exchange, reminding them that

"in the words that were written by the poet Saadi, so many years ago: 'The children of Adam are limbs to each other, having been created of one essence.'
With the coming of a new season, we're reminded of this precious humanity that we all share. And we can once again call upon this spirit as we seek the promise of a new beginning."

This link is to a transcript of the video address you can watch above.

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