Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hope from around the World...

photo by grassrootsmsw

"Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place."

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.

"This is the fall of the Berlin Wall times ten. America is re-becoming a New World. ... On this morning, we all want to be American so we can take a bite of this dream unfolding before our eyes."

Rama Yade, France's black junior minister for human rights.

"Your election marks a new chapter in the remarkable history of the United States. For long, the ideas of democracy, liberty and freedom espoused by the United States has been a source of inspiration...I hope that under your dynamic leadership, the United States will continue to be a source of global peace and new ideas for humanity."

Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister

"Your extraordinary journey to the White House will inspire people not only in your country but also around the world."

Ali-Al Sadig, Sudanese Foreign Ministry

"With the world in turmoil and doubt, the American people, faithful to the values that have always defined America's identity, have expressed with force their faith in progress and the future. At a time when we must face huge challenges together, your election has raised enormous hope in France, in Europe and beyond."

Hamid Karzai, Afghan President

"What we have seen in talks with him, I met with him in person and in a small group, is a man who understands, who listens and who thinks. I estimate that the basis of our common interests will bring to a continuation of a policy of listening and cooperation to deal with the important challenges for us and the United States."

Ehud Barak, Israeli Defense Minister


Thinking of you today and knowing how proud you would have been!

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