Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kenyan Anti-Colonialism

Addressing University of Indonesia students and staff while in Jakarta, President Obama praised Indonesia for the progress it's made since gaining independence:

Like other countries that emerged from colonial rule in the last century, Indonesia struggled and sacrificed for the right to determine your destiny. That is what Heroes Day is all about -- an Indonesia that belongs to Indonesians. But you also ultimately decided that freedom cannot mean replacing the strong hand of a colonizer with a strongman of your own.

Somebody call Dinesh D'souza!

h/t Jim Fallows

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