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From Egypt: Obama: A New American Attitude
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Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 08:49 AM by babylonsister
Obama:A New American Attitude.

Translated By Asmaa Sharaf El Deen

22 January 2009

Edited by Louis Standish

Egypt - Al Ahram - Original Article (Arabic)

At the start of his inauguration ceremony when he took the oath of office, the new American president, Barack Hussein Obama, addressed the world with an unprecedented attitude. Rising against the measures and views of his predecessor, George W.Bush, he attempted to remind the world of Americas positive image and bridging the split Bush and his conservative administration caused by the failure foreign policies based on the arrogance of power.

In his address, Obama broke new ground in offering hope of a brighter future for Americans and other peoples, as well as showing concern for two issues at home: the means to overcome the disastrous economical impasse that dealt a severe blow to America and other countries, and his countrys determination not to barter its security by letting the basic principles of Americas founders slip away: respecting the law and human rights.

Now, the time has come when the American leadership perceives that power alone cannot protect America, nor give it the right to do whatever it likes.

Still, and in respect to international issues, Obama reiterated that he would pull troops back from Iraq and lend the Islamic world a hand based on common interests and mutual respect, apparently in a tone different from that of a former administration that was used to creating a link between Islam and terrorism.

The world really rejoiced at Obamas election as president, believing he would trace back the path of the values that his country taught to the world: equality, freedom and democracy, no matter what the race, creed or color when he was sworn in as the first black and son of an immigrant ever to become the president of the country, taking the helm of the worlds ship.

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