For some, nagging questions remain. It's time for us to change America.
She had been working to organize a mostly African-American community since the beginning of this campaign, and one day she was at a roundtable discussion where everyone went around telling their story and why they were there. There will be many issues to discuss between our two countries, and we are willing to move forward without preconditions on the basis of mutual respect.
A belief that there are better days ahead. And when one of his chief advisors - the man who wrote his economic plan - was talking about the anxiety Americans are feeling, he said that we were just suffering from a "mental recession," and that we've become, and I quote, "a nation of whiners." Instead, it is that American spirit - that American promise - that pushes us forward even when the path is uncertain; that binds us together in spite of our differences; that makes us fix our eye not on what is seen, but what is unseen, that better place around the bend. That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. It will be hard to overcome decades of mistrust, but we will proceed with courage, rectitude and resolve.
These enemies must be found. I have a plan that would have already begun redeploying our troops with the goal of bringing all our combat brigades home by March 31st of next year. Because the Iraq war is not just a security problem, it's a moral problem. We shouldn't use the obstacles we face as an excuse for cynicism. We were born out of revolution against an empire. It is agonizing for America to lose our young men and women.
Well it's time for them to own their failure. And I will restore our moral standing, so that America is once again that last, best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom, who long for lives of peace, and who yearn for a better future. The enduring faith of over a billion people is so much bigger than the narrow hatred of a few. Progress in the daily lives of the Palestinian people must be part of a road to peace, and Israel must take concrete steps to enable such progress.
Thank you, God Bless you, and God Bless the United States of America.