Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thanks, President Obama

If his inaugural address is any indication, President Barack Obama is on the right track. It takes guts to repudiate the Bush era and its foreign policy, with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney sitting just a few feet away from him. And he has not really minced words. He said turning around the limping economy was his first and top priority. And he would withdraw troops out of Iraq in 16 months.

But what would earn him praise from across the world is his order to stop all trials of "terrorists" of the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison - the ghastly legacy of Bush regime. This is a positive step on his way to keeping his promise of closing the prison for ever.

Rightly, Obama puts his stamp on his Presidency on the very first day.

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