After the war, they studied on the G.I. I was not raised in a particularly religious household. America, we cannot turn back. To play a role in fulfilling Palestinian aspirations, and to unify the Palestinian people, Hamas must put an end to violence, recognize past agreements, and recognize Israel's right to exist.
My father, who I didn't know, returned to Kenya when I was just two. But I think they also sensed that a part of me remained removed and detached - that I was an observer in their midst. King delivered his prayer for our country. But we also know our conscience cannot rest so long as the war goes on in Iraq. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.
And I'm glad to see that. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. America, we are better than these last eight years. The men and women who gathered there could've heard many things. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich.
Our trials and triumphs became at once unique and universal, black and more than black; in chronicling our journey, the stories and songs gave us a means to reclaim memories that we didn't need to feel shame about...memories that all people might study and cherish - and with which we could start to rebuild." But I will also go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less - because we cannot meet twenty-first century challenges with a twentieth century bureaucracy. Denying that fact is baseless, ignorant, and hateful. We must always examine the ways in which we protect it. It's a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the heart of billions.
It is that fundamental belief, it is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper that makes this country work. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she's playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies. And now is the time to keep the promise of equal pay for an equal day's work, because I want my daughters to have exactly the same opportunities as your sons. In all nations - including my own - this change can bring fear. The Holy Bible tells us, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
God bless you.