Barack Obama delivered a sober yet forceful speech at his inaugural as the 44th President of the United States of America. The speech covered a lot of ground in a relatively short period of time. He balanced a reality check on the state of the Union with an appeal to the American people that with their help and support the country would be better off in the years ahead, and that the obstacles that stand in their path to a better future today would be but history when their grandchildren looked back on the historical record.
Obama spoke mainly to the American people, but he had a few choice words for allies and foes abroad. What should Haitian leaders take away from his words? Two things: a warning and a promise.
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