What do I feel on this day, half a world away from home when a new president has been elected? It is a truly bitter-sweet moment for me.
Today is a historical day for the US. Perhaps Obama was elected because he embodied the polar opposite of what we have known for too long in the US. Perhaps he was elected because he rallied those who had ceased to care about politics. Perhaps he was elected because he garnered the hopes and dreams of people who thought they might never be represented. And perhaps it was a combination of all of those things plus the fact that he is the right man at the right time. God willing, he will be a man of beneficial change for the US and the world.
Today, I am proud of my fellow country men and women. They have seen what has been wrought on our country by adhering to a demonizing, paranoid world policy and a greedy, self-serving domestic policy, and they have said enough.
I am just sad that I wasn't there to be a part of it.