Friday, July 25, 2008

Will We or Won't We?

Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin on Thursday, July 24, 2008 asked these seven questions:

(1) Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice?

(2) Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?

(3) Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe?

(4) Will we give meaning to the words “never again” in Darfur?

(5) Will we acknowledge that there is no more powerful example than the one each of our nations projects to the world?

(6) Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law?

(7) Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don’t look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?

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