And so, to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more.

–President Barack Obama
  Inaugural Address
  January 20, 2009

Read the full transcript of President Obama’s inaugural address at The New York Times.

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