Nelson Mandela's letter

>> November 8, 2008

Nelson Mandela sent a letter to congratulate President-elect Barack Obama. Here is the full text, from The New York Times. My favorite part is when he says that Obama's victory shows that anyone, anywhere "should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place."

Dear Senator Obama,

We join people in your country and around the world in congratulating you on becoming the President-Elect of the United States. Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place.
We note and applaud your commitment to supporting the cause of peace and security around the world. We trust that you will also make it the mission of your Presidency to combat the scourge of poverty and disease everywhere.
We wish you strength and fortitude in the challenging days and years that lie ahead. We are sure you will ultimately achieve your dream making the United States of America a full partner in a community of nations committed to peace and prosperity for all.

N R Mandela

That Nelson Mandela, he's a pretty awesome man.


Keri November 8, 2008 at 3:48 PM  

That is great that he wrote Barack a letter congratulating him! And pointing out the need to help poverty and disease in the world!

R.E.II™ November 9, 2008 at 6:22 AM  

Hello Nicole, in my next post you will feature as michelle obama. I am linking to your blog as one the characters in my story. Post should be up todays. Very positive stuff.

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