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Originally posted by pexx421
our "arrogance" won WWII and saved the world from tyranny? Hardly. Our greed helped PUSH WWII as we supplied both sides with weapons, oil, and steel to kill each other. Our "arrogance" helped push tyranny in places like south america, africa, and the middle east, as we install tyrants like the shah, suharto, and pinochet.
Originally posted by SiONiX
It's not the fact who is the president, it is that YOU as a people made the right choice, voted for the smart peaceful young guy with international roots. If you wanna have influence all over the world, then who's better than a international uniting man?
Originally posted by calihan123
I understand what your saying, and I cant speak on other people's parts, but I do my part in helping. I know I do as much as I can to try and help people here in this country, as well as other ones. And I know theres many people in this country just like me. But how many countries do you see donating things to america? Coming over here to build homes for the homeless?
think about it for a minute and get back to me.
Like American people on the other side of the Pacific, we are excited, too, at the landslide win of Democrat Barack Obama, who will become the 44th President of the United States of America on January 20 next year.
We wish him all the best in bringing America out of the present financial quagmire as soon as possible, and re-energize the world's largest economy with his brand-new ideas and vision. A strong US economy is in the interest of China and all other countries that trade with it.
We also hope the good momentum of a relatively amicable and constructive bilateral relationship between China and the US will sustain and extend during the incoming four years of the Obama presidency.
Running on promises to deliver pivotal "changes" which America crucially needs, President-elect Obama and his incoming administration face daunting challenges: to plug the loopholes of a precarious Wall Street financial system, rebuild a solid footing for a backsliding economy, to re-charter an American foreign policy that will move away from pre-emptive doctrine to one of resolving nation-to-nation disputes on the table, and to embrace more consultation on the world arena while avoiding confrontations.
We have every reason to anticipate a more cooperative and talk-savvy new America, that contributes to the United Nations efforts in settling varied disputes, that leads in a renewed approach to deliver new wealth for the Earth's inhabitants, that protects the environment and develops new and clean energies, that spearheads new and high technology innovations, and, that always upholds peace and economic growth.
Gerald Ford’s words to the nation when he took over the US presidency from Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal – “The long nightmare is over” – will probably not be spoken by the winner of the US election. But they will be on the lips of millions around the world.
The presidency of George W. Bush has been traumatic for everyone, American or not, who believes that the human species can only solve the problems facing it in the 21st century by collective action, and by adhering to a multilateral system in which all are bound by the same rules. So traumatic that there is a temptation to blame all difficulties on the Bush administration, and to assume that once it comes to an end those difficulties will vanish.
an Egyptian diplomat confirmed that the results of the U.S. elections will not drastically affect its policy toward the Middle East cases, pointing out that the American institutions control the determination of these policies according to their interests despite the different readings of Obama and McCain for the course of events.
The Kuwait News Agency said that: Egypt's former ambassador to the United States, Nabil Fahmy, described the current elections as "historic" because it is the first time that the elected President would be of African origin or that a woman would be a Vice-President, while in case of McCain would win he will be biggest U.S.-heads in age.
Fahmy said, in his speech at a conference organized by the Center of Studies at the American University in Cairo yesterday, about the American elections: that McCain’s look for the future will be determined on the basis of his previous experience; especially that he had been captured during his service in Vietnam also his political experience is better than Obama, while the latter’s experience is based on his political Cooperation with the international community.
He added,relations between Egypt and the United States are governed by close relations and that it will not be directly affected by the outcome of the elections, especially that Egypt has a great and clear role in the progress of the peace process in the region.
"I congratulate senator Barack Obama for his victory. That America is getting its first African-American president is a historic event. I am looking forward to a good and close relationship with America's new president and his administration", said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
This is the first comment from Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg after Barack Obama was elected the next president of the United States.
Jens Stoltenberg was impressed by the campaigns of both Barack Obama and John McCain.
"It has been an exciting election with an impressive mobilization of new voters. Both sides can be proud of the work done to motivate people to exercise their right to vote", stated a press release from the prime minister's office.
He also pointed to the challenges to be faced by the new president. They concern poverty, peace and security, climate and the financial crisis.
"We are expecting the United States to exhibit international leadership on important matters, based on dialogue and cooperation.