Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.I think it's unjust of Obama to attribute bad prose to our children's children.
A few highlights/flags:
To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.
signals foreign policy realism, new Iran policy.
We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers.
note the nod to Richard Dawkins, the not-so-subtle repudiation of evangelical excesses. More on this theme here:
We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders toSweet.
raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.
As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.
i.e. Close Guantanamo? Will he?