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People who wonder what President Obama stands for might want to take a look at his message to the people of the Ivory Coast, posted on the White House web site.    In this video, the President took some time to remind the people of the Cote d'Ivoire, that we support their efforts to induce the guy who lost the election to abide by the election results.

The President's message is so simple that I think many in our own country are missing it. It's all in this video. We are for democracy, and against violence.  We are for freedom, and against tyranny.  We are for inclusiveness, and against divisiveness. We are for hope, and against fear. We are for membership in the community of nations, and we want to bring other nations out of isolation. Although simple, it is a powerful message, and it is being heard all across Africa and the Middle East.  We get so caught up in questions of strategy and tactics, whether we are talking about Libya, or domestic politics, any other crisis, that we sometimes overlook the big picture. Stop being cynical for one minute, and try to appreciate the enormous changes taking place around the world as a result of this President's clear articulation of this simple message.

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