Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Change We Were Waiting For?
President Obama didn't get much joy from Iran's president as a result of his broadcast on Arab television the other day, but that shouldn't detract from the momentous nature of his words and his gesture. One thing I wanted from Obama was some indication that he might dare to tread where others would have feared. I wanted him to be as different from his predecessor as it is possible to be. And his appeal to the Muslim world was just that. A sign that there really might be a new way of doing things in the White House now. Andrew Sullivan has the issue down to a T in this post.