Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Yes we can!"

I'll admit it: Barack Obama's election as president has filled me with hope, but it has also left me breathless and uneasy. Am I placing too much hope in this bright young man? Is there any chance that his election might somehow lead to genuine change in the way America views and deals with the rest of the world? After sixteen years of arrogance and bullying from Washington, could an Obama administration actually demonstrate how leadership can be earned through intelligent dialogue, honest cooperation, mutual respect, and serious negotiation with both foes and friends — not by simply dropping bunker-busting bombs on those who disagree with us?

No, that's probably too much to expect. But just posing the question to myself prompts me to resume tending my assorted blogs after months of inattention and (frankly) despair. (Could that possibly be a light I see at the end of the tunnel?)


Anonymous said...

I have a political blog that focusses on human rights issues. I have been writing a lot about Somalia. Peace to you for writing about a rather unpopular topic.

SPP4EVER said...

I think we can all agree that Somalia is Somalis problem. Although, recently it had became the international community's problem due the pirates hijacking ships in the Indian Sea. In order Somalia to stabilize, we (as Somalis) have to want peace, stability and prosperity. Current situation in Somalia tells us that there are some Somalis living in a peaceful means (ex. Somaliland and Puntland) while others are being murdered, victimized , assaulted and etc in Southern Somalia. Somalia needs its people to come to realization, take control of their country and lead the people for better living. I appreciate you writing about our country. Thank you and please continue writing about it.