Breaking Down the Inaugural Address — Obama on Foreign Policy and Human Rights

America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. And we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad. For no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice.

Not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes; tolerance and opportunity, human dignityand justice.

Is the president right? Does he not sound just a shade like President Bush in his second inaugural? And who was the crypto-Republican speechwriter who managed to get the President to utter the phrase “Peace in our time”?