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Obama’s Inaguration- Nigeria

21 Jan

Yesterday at about 12 o’clock PM ET, President Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the President of the United States. Although, I was reading a newspaper article from the Nigerian newspaper, “Business Day” in which I read a quote by Jessie Jackson which reads,

“Jackson concurred, saying that Obama is Africa’s gift to the United States, and so the latter is indebted to Africa.
Schneidman cautioned, however, against too much expectations. The United States is not going to double its aid to Africa, certainly not immediately, he said. What seemed certain is that Obama’s election will have a positive impact on Africa’s democracy. “

I really think that he is being stuck up and pigheaded for even thinking this. How can he say that a person is a gift? Are we retreating to slavery? This has to be one of the worst quotes I’ve head from a political figure. How could we possibly be in debt to another nation for one of their citizens having a child with an American?