Sunday, January 18, 2009
Speaking with President Obama on the eve of his rule
TF: Jambo, President Obama.
President Obama: Jambo.*
TF: President Obama, what are your thoughts on this day?
President Obama: As you know Professor, we have spoken a great this past year about justice and the importance of truth and that is in my thoughts. Without a sense of justice and without knowledge of the truth, one cannot effectively lead. And I thank you helping me down this path.
TF: The honor is mine, sir. I think of the billions of the people across the Earth who are looking forward to you to bringing America to justice. What message do you have for them tonight?
President Obama: I thank them for their support and I will need it. This will not be easy. The next four years will be years of challenge but I do promise to do everything in my power to see to it that America is not longer a threat to their peace or culture. We will work with the community of the Earth and this change will be lasting, not just words to be spoken and forgotten.
TF: Given the challenges, do you think you will need more than eight years?
President Obama: We'll cross that bridge when we get there. I don't want to get ahead of myself and we need to focus on the first year because 2009 must be the turning point.
TF: Indeed it is. Mister President, I know your time is valuable. I thank you again for your support and allowing me to help you on this road of justice of truth. We all wish you well and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
President Obama: Thank you.
*Jambo is a common greeting in Kenya which translates to “How are you?”