BARACK OBAMA, BOB MARLEY, ROBERT MUGABE AND ZIMBABWE
President Barack Obama of the United States is no doubt the man of the moment and the momentum has carried him all over the world and across continents since he was elected the 44th President of the United State’s and sworn into office in January 2009 in an epochal historical alchemy.
The President took the oath of office at a time America was at war on two fronts – Afghanistan and Iraq and at a perilous time economically as the world was gripped by a severe recession and economic meltdown not seen since the great depression of the 1930’s. America was loosing friends and influence across the globe mainly due to a needless war the new President has declared a war of choice that provoked strong differences in his country and around the world unlike the war of necessity in Afghanistan.
The young President has provoked enthusiasm every where he has traveled with his eloquence, seeming willingness to give a new direction to the supercilious foreign policies of Washington and to lead from the front. It helps that he has a graceful and intelligent wife and a young family most people can identify with. Infact after Eight years of the suffocating Bush Presidency, Barack Obama’s is an exhilarating breath of fresh air.
Barrack Obama is an accomplished lawyer, historian, teacher and orator well known for his beautiful speeches. His oratorical skills first came to the National consciousness at the 2004 National Democratic Party Convention in Boston, where Obama then a member of the Illinois State Senate delivered an acclaimed keynote speech which he titled the Audacity of Hope. He has since written a second book with the same title and the speeches and oratory have gotten even better. Since his election as President of the United States the speeches have been coming thick and fast everywhere he went leaving concrete debatable issues in his wake.
One of the latest of these speeches was delivered in Ghana to...