Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is Obama offer new hope for the world?

Barack Obama, the first elected African American, sworn in on January 20 as the 44th president of the United States.

It was claimed that Obama's victory was not only his but a victory for all races and those sacrificed their lives and died for the freedom. It is a historical sign of America's progress to overcome prejudice and discrimination of African Americans.

Barack Obama urged his fellow Americans to cast aside their political and social divisions and instead face the challenges of economic chaos, two difficult wars, and a growing environmental crisis with what he called a unity of purpose.

He said, to the Muslim world, they seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the West, know that their people will judge them on what they can build, not what they destroy.

US Ambassador to Malaysia James R. Keith said, the United States, while understanding the hopes of the countries wanting to see change in US foreign policy under new President Barack Obama, wants countries like Malaysia to share in the responsibility to resolve global economic problems and enhance world security and prosperity.

The Americans were hoping that other countries could also contribute in resolving the major issues confronting the world today.

Ironically, the more we hope for change, the more things stay the same. But it seems that the world is having a new hope on Obama.

Is Obama a wiser leader at the helm that make a big change to solve the global economic recession, energy crisis, peace and disarmament remain the open questions being asked.

Obviously, time will prove everything and let the wind blow away the bias. The more you hope, the more you will be disappointed.

By the way, hope is what keeps us going; Obama is like the sun rises a new day has begun. Let’s hope that tomorrow will be better than today.

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