And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: in 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.
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Can we do the same? Can we set a clear goal to end our dependence on oil? In Kuwait and most Gulf countries oil is the source of our livelihood, so are we ready for the day when and if Obama's goal becomes reality?
In his nomination acceptance speech, Obama declared that "We are a better country than this." Despite the stark reality, he projected hope. He sent a clear message of "change" from "broken politics." Perhaps the US and Kuwait are entirely different countries with different realities, yet the challenges we face are not too different. While change appears to be underway in the US, let's keep the hope alive around here because we too are a better country than this.