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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

President Barack Hussein Obama's Inauguration Speech Video.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let's watch President Barack Hussein Obama speak. America's 44th President and for the record, it's first African American President.

Listening to him, raises much hope in our hearts and gives us a renewed sense of respect to what America can be?

America used to be respected and accepted by the global community as a caring nation but after President William Jefferson Clinton's unfortunate scandal and subsequent resignation from office, America has slowly but surely descended to being nothing but an Israeli's errand boy and with the likes of George W.Bush Jr's inept and bungling mismanagement of the United States of America, the mightiest nation on Earth has till yesterday lost its place in the hearts and minds of most of the global population!

President Obama raises some hope for global betterment and his words sort of inspire those of us who have given up on human goodwill and the promise of justice for all mankind within our lifetime.

We need to see whether President Barack Hussein Obama has it in him to bring about the very change that he so articulately promises us and the entire world?

May Almighty Allah bless and guide him if he really is sincere in his words here.


Ladies and gentlemen,

The idiot @ Bush Jr. has left the building!

Obama's got to clean up the White House from all the crap that the Texas yellow bellied chicken shit has left stinking up Capitol Hill and the entire planet.

Let's wish President Obama well!

Transcript of President Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech :

PRESIDENT BARACK : Thank you. Thank you.

CROWD: Obama! Obama! Obama! Obama!

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.

I thank President Bush for his service to our nation...


... as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath.

The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.

Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many, and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable, but no less profound, is a sapping of confidence across our land; a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.


On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.


In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less.

It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame.

Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things -- some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor -- who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life. For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West, endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died in places Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions -- that time has surely passed.

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.


For everywhere we look, there is work to be done.

The state of our economy calls for action: bold and swift. And we will act not only to create new jobs but to lay a new foundation for growth.

We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.

We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality...


... and lower its costs.

We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.

All this we can do. All this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short, for they have forgotten what this country has already done, what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long, no longer apply.

MR. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.

Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end.

And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched.

But this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control. The nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.

The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart -- not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.


As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.

Our founding fathers faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations.

Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake.

And so, to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more.


Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.

They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use. Our security emanates from the justness of our cause; the force of our example; the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy, guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort, even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We'll begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people and forge a hard- earned peace in Afghanistan.

With old friends and former foes, we'll work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat and roll back the specter of a warming planet.

We will not apologize for our way of life nor will we waver in its defense.

And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that, "Our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken. You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."


For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness.

We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth.

And because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.

To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.

To those...


To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.


To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.

And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders, nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages.

We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service: a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves.

And yet, at this moment, a moment that will define a generation, it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies.

It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break; the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours.

It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new, the instruments with which we meet them may be new, but those values upon which our success depends, honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism -- these things are old.

These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history.

What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility -- a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence: the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall. And why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.


So let us mark this day in remembrance of who we are and how far we have traveled.

In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river.

The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood.

At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it."

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words; with hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come; let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Thank you. God bless you.


And God bless the United States of America.




Ladies and gentlemen.

Now to some folks who have some sort of bias in their assessment of this first ever African American President of the United States of America, they will look at his speech in the negative manner.

Some might even say that he is threatening the Muslim world with his words but from my personal point of view what Obama says has its points.

He is in fact saying that America has been in lousy hands and much has been wasted on unnecessary conflicts and misguided positions of the former Bush Jr.'s Administration!

Let's do a recap on these :

" That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood.

Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred.

Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.

Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights."

Now to those who choose to look at Obama with disapproving eyes, naturally they will misread his intentions and curse him like hell but for those of us like me, I prefer to see it from a positive perspective.

Obama is clearly laying it all out blaming and whacking the clueless idiot preceding him about all the screw ups and the terrible economic, social and military mess that Bush Jr's saddling him with?

To the Muslim world, he is offering an olive branch and asking for mutual respect and co-operation.

Why is it that people still misread him?

He has just taken office.

Give the man a break and let's see what he does in the next crucial 100 days?

Go easy on Obama and let the man start spring cleaning the White House.

After all, the whole world was complaining like hell over the last 8 bloody years that the Texas moron was screwing up the whole bloody world as he damn well pleased and sent two Middle Eastern countries back to the Stone Age not counting Palestine which America and Britain sold out decades ago to the Zionist Jewish occupying terrorists!

Let Obama rule and do his work before critics out there go overtime with their faultfindings!

Isn't that the rightful thing to do?


pez said...

assalamualaikum tuan zainol.
I feel a little bit ambivalent about the inauguration of barack obama.see here i don't really believe this man can change the climate of our brothers in jerusalem as he has pledged to the israelis of his diplomatic will in which baitulmuqaddis will and shall be the isralies' capital.we can't hope others will change for us before we Muslims ourselves change.and the appointment of rahm emmanuel (a us congress member also a zionist hardliner) dimmers the hope of any justice to be given to our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land of Palestine.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam pez.

What do you expect President Obama to do?

Do you expect to see him solve this messed up world's problems overnight?

Will he be able to do that?

If we are to fool ourselves that an overnight policy shift and global political shakeup is possible, then we would only be fooling ourselves about it.

History has just been made dear pez!

For the first time in the history of the United States of America, an African-American has been inaugurated and sworn is as it's President and Commander in Chief!

This is not something that one can ever imagine!

Hell, I myself once said to one of my readers that never in my lifetime would I get to see such a miracle happen?

Have I now been proved wrong?

The American-Israeli bond did not take place yesterday.

It had its roots when the Jews were so industrious way back then and they were a people who were very intent on improving their lot and escape persecution from all who chose to victimise them for the faults of their forefathers.

Going back to even the times of Prophet Musa @ Moses Alaihis Salam.

Do not forget that dear pez.

The Jews as a people are not to be blamed for the deviations of some of them back in those times.

The Zionists just came to be about a 100 years back and when America and Britain saw that they the Zionists were getting too big a problem in their respective countries, they saw their chance to get the Zionists out by transplanting them in other lands.

First the idea was for the Jews to be resettled in Uganda, Africa which was then under the Colonial powers rule.

Then they saw that Palestine was a better choice for religious and historical reasons.

The Ottoman Caliphate was overpowered by the British and American Colonial powers due to the infighting and general breakup of unity amongst the Muslims.

The Arabs were constantly at war and bickering amongst themselves as they are even to this very day.

It was all just convenient for the world's Colonial superpowers to get the Jews out of their lands and over to Palestine.

This happened because of the failure of the Khalifah back then to unite and defend the Ummah.

Even as I type these words, isn't it true that over there in Palestine, there are warring factions amongst the Palestinians?

We have Hamas and Fatah going at each other's throats!

In the Middle East, we have Sunnis and Shias killing each other!

Over here in Malaysia, we have PAS and UMNO going for each other's throats as well and now we have PKR kissing up to the DAP all because of their craving for power!

Why look at Obama when we must face the facts that even in our own backyard, things are stinking like hell?

I say this to you pez, get our own backyard organised first before we start zooming in the butt of Barack Hussein Obama!

Yes, he is now the American President but never forget that for him to succeed getting where he is now, that's a major milestone in world history that never in a thousand years will you ever see the same thing take place here in Malaysia.

I would rather wait for a 100 days before concluding anything for it is not in our place to speak of what Obama is going to do or carry out?

The changes that he speaks of is not like taking a walk in the park so to speak?

He has to battle his demons there in the 200 over years old bastion of white supremacy there in the very Oval Office which he has just got to sit in for not even a week!

He just got to warm the Presidential Seat for 48 hours and here you are feeling ambivalent about him?

Give the man a break pez and work towards uniting the screwed up Malay Muslim community here in Malaysia first!

Once we get to do that, then we can train our sights on Obama's butt!

For now, watch out for what's taking place in our country.

Peace out.


pez said...

be it so tuan Zainol.let me say this though.barack obama's election is not due to his skin not just his's the maturity of the americans in evaluating his policies and his agenda inrevitalizing his nation as the 'champion of democracy and freedom.'although this remains to be seen should he bear good will towards our Muslim brothers especially those in Palestine then he shall be a beacon of hope.that said,oppositely saying,should he give his utmost support to the Israeli Zionists,then I think it shall be a wake up call to Muslims in which others can't change the fate of ourselves,we shall.Leadership should be given back to those who merits it not thru a monarchy nor as in our country,elected by their own friends and hardline supporters.We need a leader who is merited by the people,then I believe a truly strong leader shall be at hand and insyaAllah a second Islamic Renaissance or rather an Islah will take place.
May God extend our time here in this earth of His to witness with our own eyes an Islah.Insha-Allah.Assalamualaikum tuan.