“Democracy cannot be imposed on any nation from the outside. Each society must search for its own path, and no path is perfect. Each country will pursue a path rooted in the culture of its people and in its past traditions. And I admit that America has too often been selective in its promotion of democracy”.
“I pledge that America will always stand with those who stand up for their dignity and their rights -- for the student who seeks to learn; the voter who demands to be heard; the innocent who longs to be free; the oppressed who yearns to be equal”
“There are basic principles that are universal; there are certain truths which are self-evident -- and the United States of America will never waver in our efforts to stand up for the right of people everywhere to determine their own destiny”.Altrettanto trascurato, sui nostri giornali, il fatto che il tutto era stato introdotto da questa premessa:
E da questo ammonimento:
“we must champion those principles which ensure that governments reflect the will of the people. These principles cannot be afterthoughts -- democracy and human rights are essential to achieving each of the goals that I've discussed today, because governments of the people and by the people are more likely to act in the broader interests of their own people, rather than narrow interests of those in power”
“The people of the world want change. They will not long tolerate those who
are on the wrong side of history”.
Sul piano della retorica, il 44esimo presidente si conferma (come già nel famoso -? – discorso del Cairo) ambivalente, generico, molto attento a strappare applausi senza mai sbilanciarsi e senza mai vincolarsi ad un contenuto concreto.
Continua a non esistere una “dottrina Obama” (benché i conservatori incazzati del Washington Times la riassumano polemicamente : “resa, indorata con una glassa di belle parole”).
Continuiamo a non sapere che farà questa amministrazione del National Endowment for Democracies, del USAID, e di altre cosucce del genere che tanto ingrifano i dietrologi.