11/1/17

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The speech-reader in chief has spoken. Some say it was touching and inspiring. Others, that it was a show of hypocrisy and good riddance.

So what do you guys think about Obama's farewell speech?

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Frankly, I'm more concerned with the fate of the next Nobel Peace Prize. I hope handing it to the next US president-elect won't be somehow turned into a tradition.

As for the speech, I'd say it was so-so. Nothing too different from the usual eloquent mainstream stuff. The part about his love of his family was the most genuine one, of course. I couldn't help shedding a tear, myself - even if I don't agree even with about a quarter of the man's policies (particularly in foreign policy). Not bad on domestic policy, though, especially considering the country he inherited from Bush. Unfortunately, we can't say much good in terms of foreign policy. Even if he tried not to, he actually leaves the world in much more chaos than before. But we should put that in a more global context, of course.

Anyway, America, where to, from now on? Any predictions on domestic and foreign policy, America's economic future, and the further development of world affairs under Trump?

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