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WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama, addressing his fellow Americans for the first time as president of the United States, offered a sobering assessment Tuesday of the challenges facing the nation, saying that despite the many crises the country faces, Americans will use their ingenuity and productivity to advance prosperity both at home and abroad.
In his inauguration speech, the nation's 44th president told a record crowd of 2 million braving Washington's winter and millions more watching on TV screens around the world that the U.S. remains "the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth," and America will not be cowed by financial, moral, diplomatic or military threats.
Originally posted by jam321
you make people believe that everything is better than it is. Illusions, whatever it takes to sell to the public that he is doing his best to restore America. I expect to see a lot of posturing and posing to hide what is happening in the background. I can see Obama singing how good Russia is while contemplating how to outsmart them at the same time. I wish him well and can only hope that the American opinion weighs more than the world's opinion.