Me lo sono ascoltato e letto tutto, il discorso di ieri di Barack Obama all’Università del Cairo. Trovo che sia una di quelle pagine di storia che vanno ritagliate e conservate. M’è sembrato il contrario di tutto ciò che la diplomazia dello stato forte suggerisce di fare, e in quanto tale un notevolissimo atto di coraggio e di buon senso.  Quanto ne avevamo bisogno, quanto bisogno avremmo di altri leader di buon senso.

So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, those who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity.  And this cycle of suspicion and discord must end. […] There’s so much fear, so much mistrust that has built up over the years.  But if we choose to be bound by the past, we will never move forward.  And I want to particularly say this to young people of every faith, in every country — you, more than anyone, have the ability to reimagine the world, to remake this world. […] All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort — a sustained effort — to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings.