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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:19 PM

President Obama at the UN today.. Pics(heavy), Vid, and Transcript..









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PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, each year we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution. For most of recorded history, individual aspirations were subject to the whims of tyrants and empires and divisions of race and religion and tribe were settled through the sword and the clash of armies.

The idea that nations and peoples could come together in peace to solve their disputes and advance a common prosperity seemed unimaginable. It took the awful carnage of two world wars to shift our thinking.

The leaders who built the United Nations were not naive. They did not think this body could eradicate all wars. But in the wake of millions dead and (inaudible) rubble, and with the development of nuclear weapons that could annihilate a planet, they understand that humanity could not survive the course it was on.


Full Transcript..
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-president-obamas-speech-at-the-un-general-assembly/2013/09/24/64d5b386-2522-11e3-ad0d-b7c8d2a594b9_story.html

President Obama at the UN luncheon









U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a bilateral meeting with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman at the U.N. headquarters on September 24, 2013 in New York City



More pics!.. And, many Mahalos to Chips at the Obama Diary~
http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/24/the-day-in-images-4/

I'm so appreciate that we have President Obama representing us today at the UN~

Good ol BOG!

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Reply President Obama at the UN today.. Pics(heavy), Vid, and Transcript.. (Original post)
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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:27 PM

1. And~

For decades, the United Nations has, in fact, made a difference from helping to eradicate disease to educating children to brokering peace. But like every generation of leaders, we face new and profound challenges, and this body continues to be tested. The question is whether we possess the wisdom and the courage as nation states and members of an international community to squarely meet those challenges, whether the United Nations can meet the test of our time.

And for much of my tenure as president, some of our most urgent challenges have involved around an increasingly integrated global economy and our efforts to recover from the worst economic crisis of our lifetime.

Now, five years after the global economy collapsed, and thanks to coordinated efforts by the countries here today, jobs are being created, global financial systems have stabilized and people are once again being lifted out of poverty.

But this progress is fragile, and unequal and we still have work to do together to assure that our citizens can access the opportunities that they need to thrive in the 21st century.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-president-obamas-speech-at-the-un-general-assembly/2013/09/24/64d5b386-2522-11e3-ad0d-b7c8d2a594b9_story.html

great Op Cha~ BOG

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:44 PM

2. Our world our planet, she.. so thankful we

have leader who understands that!

Mahalo she

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:55 AM

3. Sweet

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 01:04 AM

4. A bit of history here.. mahalo,

SKP

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 01:12 AM

5. Gorgeous thread. Thanks.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 01:25 AM

6. You're welcome fresh.. thank you!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 03:15 PM

7. "President Obama's speech at the UN was truly amazing."

Donna Brazile ✔ @donnabrazile

President Obama's speech at the UN was truly amazing. Complex, concise, pragmatic and substantive. #ObamaDoctrine. He defined US interests.4:56 AM - 24 Sep 2013

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Michael Tomasky: Obama’s U.N. Speech

The Iran section will get the most press, and for understandable reasons: he publicly directed John Kerry to start talking with Iran and President Hassan Rouhani. That’s new and bold and risky, and he should be applauded for it….

…. What interested me even more …. he said that the danger is not that the United States is these days too aggressively interventionist or imperialist. Rather, he said, the “danger” (yes, danger) is that a war-weary United States may “disengage,” leaving a “vacuum” in global affairs that would be filled by others.

…. I kind of liked hearing this, although I doubt most liberals did. But it’s the right posture. One of Obama’s biggest historical jobs is to persuade the American public after Iraq and Afghanistan (as soon as Afghanistan is over, that is) that retreat from a global role, which is not a euphemism for military action but includes active and aggressive diplomacy, would be a grave error….

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/24/obama-s-un-speech.html

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/25/rise-and-shine-591/

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