To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.
To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society’s ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
Some people hate to admit that there are regimes in the world far more repressive than the United States. These people also believe that America shoulders the blame for all the ills in the world. Glad to see Obama doesn’t fall into this camp.