Thursday, December 11, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama will be inaugurated as Barack Hussein Obama

In case you missed it, on Jan. 20th Barack Hussein Obama will be inaugurated the 44th President of the United States as Barack Hussein Obama. He explains:
Mr. Obama noted that presidents traditionally take the oath of office using their full and proper names, and he would do the same. “I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition,” Mr. Obama said of the swearing-in ceremony. “I’m not trying to make a statement one way or another. I’ll do what everybody else does.”
Although it could also help his other goal of improving relationships with the Muslim world (while Obama is Christian, Hussein is a well-known Muslim name). As he told the Chicago Tribune:
“I think we’ve got a unique opportunity to reboot America’s image around the world and also in the Muslim world in particular,” Mr. Obama told the newspaper Tuesday. He also said he had an “unrelenting” desire to “create a relationship of mutual respect and partnership in countries and with peoples of good will who want their citizens and ours to prosper together.”

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