Lead Stories

Speaking of the challenges ahead

"Speaking of the challenges ahead" Continued...

Obama ended his speech with rhetorical flourishes about "an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things" such as freedom, justice, and equality. But even the president acknowledged that poetic words and stirring speeches are the easy part. It will take more than heavily promoted oratory to overcome violent religious extremism, quell nuclear ambitions, and bring long-sought peace to the Middle East.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.

Comments

You must be a WORLD member to post comments.

    Keep Reading

     

    The serpent’s egg

    France’s walled-off immigrant populations have turned mischievous and murderous

     

    Direct hit

    American Sniper should challenge thinking on both the right…

     

    Joyful noise maker

    Andraé Crouch sang with an indefatigable—and soulful—optimism