July 09, 2020   2:30pm

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What they’re saying around the world …

What they’re saying around the globe …

America has the world (mostly) cheering again …

KENYA —  Kenya according to the Washington Post Foreign Service:

“By afternoon on Wednesday, truckloads of Kenyans from all over the country were making a kind of pilgrimage to a place now known as White House Africa … ”

ENGLAND —  The Guardian:

“They did it. They really did it. So often crudely caricatured by others, the American people yesterday stood in the eye of history and made an emphatic choice for change for themselves and the world … ”

FRANCE — The French according to London’s Times:

“It’s been a while since France went so crazy over the United States. Decades at least and perhaps not since John Kennedy’s days in the early 1960s.

The pleasure and admiration today over the election of Barack Obama is genuine. It’s coming from all sides — not just the editorialists, politicians and philosophers who have been spouting in the media …”


“This is the moment to let emotion speak and cynicism fall silent. This is the time to let go for a moment of all the anti-American feelings that have spread among many of us throughout the world for the past 10 years. A moment before the United States itself became the axis of evil – it was already very close – a moment before it became a hated and ostracized power, the American people proved to the whole world on Tuesday that there is another America … ”

IRAN from an Iranian NBC News Producer

TEHRAN, Iran – “When I saw the election results this morning on TV I was very jealous of America,” said an Iranian student in Tehran … “I was jealous of their democratic system and the opportunity that is afforded to each and every citizen regardless of color or religion. I wish we had the same type of opportunities here,” he said.

Despite Dashdi’s optimistic view of the United States’ election of Barack Obama, the Democratic winner has largely been viewed here as the lesser of two evils … ”

THE NEW YORK TIMES The World Section 

“From the front lines of Iraq to more genteel spots like Harry’s Bar in Paris, the election of Barack Obama unlocked a floodgate of hope that a new American leader will redeem promises of change, rewrite the political script and, perhaps as important as anything else, provide a kind of … ”


AL JAZEERA English — The World After Bush (a panel discussion)

“The world is still coming to terms with the election of Barack Obama to arguably the most powerful job in the world, president of the United States … In a special one-hour show, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst Marwan Bishara looks at what impact Obama’s foreign policy will have on the world … “

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