Moral Leadership Matters
"Speak softly and carry a big stick" was Theodore Roosevelt's wise advice on the use of American power. We clearly have military superiority in a traditional sense, but as Iraq and Afghanistan prove, that is not enough. Moral standing and collaborative leadership do matter.
This is not just a test for President Obama only, but for all those around the world who have allegedly been hesitant to support the former unilateralism of the Bush Administration.
The president spoke softly, clearly, and thoughtfully about the need for peace and working together. Now others need to choose a course of building that world with their actions as well.
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