Friday, August 29, 2008

Better Country Than This

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.

BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama speech - full text

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.

3 comments:

Beyond Q8iya said...

Obama does nothing but inspire me

bu ziyad said...

beyond: True he is a great orator with an inspiring message of change.. I must say too that McCain's pick for vp is clever. She is an inspiring woman.

Beyond Q8iya said...

inspiring woman yes.

but i see the move as stupid and genius simultaneously.

in one sense he is insulting hilary clinton voters for bringing on a woman, its like saying women are stupid enough to vote purely on gender.

to the undecideds he is grabbing the theme of change, showing that he too can be unpredictable and can bring a breathe of fresh air.

to mccain followers its a slap on the face since they probably were with him for his conservative appeal and his experience