Thursday, January 22, 2009

Barack Hussein Obama on Tuesday the 20th of January, has become the 44th president of the United States of America

It was a moment in which 100's of millions of people around the world watched, from the biggest of cities to the tiniest of villages, a moment that 'defines a generation'. Although we watch the American Presidential Inauguration we must consider that America and the American President will become the most powerful man on earth "officially". In times of crisis, economically and wars and conflict the world seeks for new hope and a dream of a better tommorow. The inaugural speech personally was captivating and had many themes and messages which struck hard and rough but at many times it was promise of rebirth and prosperity.

The main themes of the address include the very critical financial crisis that will be one of President Obama's toughest challenges. U.S. foreign policy, domestic issues, and a message of change, renewed freedom and leadership.

The address was in many ways a head-smacking of former president Bush, who disagreed on many of Obama's initiatives such as funding of embryonic stem cell research, which was one of the first changes made to federal spending in which Obama removed the limit of federal spending on this research. Facing a changing world and the leading role of America Obama said 'we must lead once more' which is an indication of the fact that the influence of America as a nation on the world is deminishing.

To the muslim world Obama addresses the fact that both the U.S. and the muslim world must find common interests and help each other, and to defeat the threat of terrorist violence that plagues stability, prosperity, and development.

Yet, at the end of the day one asks himself. Is this 'New' president all that he seems? Is he as good a leader and a changer as he is good at speaking(rather amazing actually, one to remember)? Well we will watch carefully at his actions and his initiatives especially in the first crucial 100 days of office, which will definetly include th closing down of the Guantanamo Bay Prison.