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Unformatted text preview: Speaking to the international community, he pledged U.S. cooperation in facing the problem of global warming. He also delivered a general message of international engagement based on compassion for poorer, developing countries and respect for other cultures. To Muslims around the world he said, We seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. The speech revealed the wide scope of Obamas aspirations. His rhetoric and his strong personal presence won wide approval so much so that in October, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his goals. But, as always in the complex system of American representative government, it was easier to state large ambitions than to realize them....
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