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Obama Calls for 'New Era of Engagement' in U.N. Speech
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President Barack Obama, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly for the first time, sought to distance his country from the era of his White House predecessor, vowing that "America will live by its values" on human rights even as he said he would take to task the abuses and failures of allies and foes alike.
In a half-hour speech that was greeted warmly by world leaders, the U.S. president outlined "four pillars" that he called "fundamental to the future that we want for our children" - nuclear disarmament, Middle East peace, environmental restoration and economic growth. He chastised North Korea and Iran, warning of consequences if they do not back down from their nuclear programs.
"If the governments of Iran and North Korea choose to ignore international standards, if they put the pursuit of nuclear weapons ahead of regional stability and the security and opportunity of their own people, if they are oblivious to the dangers of escalating nuclear arms races in both East Asia and the Middle East, then they must be held accountable," the U.S. president said. "The world must stand together to demonstrate that international law is not an empty promise, and that Treaties will be enforced."
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1327 days ago
Obama is so disrespectful talking crap about Bush. How can we show the world that we are a country that doesn't honor our previous leaders. He makes us look like an out of control, indecisive, idiot country. He's so full of himself. He's not gonna do any better than Bush. Bush did fine. Being president is not easy. There are many hard decisions and you can't please everyone. Because we have freedom of speech, the opposers will talk crap and the followers will believe it. Crap talkers, why don't you run for president?
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