The Inauguration Speech

Drudge has posted the full text of Obama’s inaugural speech.

Reuters has already focused on the part that’s important to them: Obama promises new start with Muslims.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama promised a new start with the Muslim world in his inauguration address on Tuesday.

“To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,” said Obama, who became the first black president of the United States.

Reuters is indulging in selective quoting here, because in reality, Obama’s remarks directed at the Muslim world were far more pointed (surprisingly so):

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

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