Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Our shock has faded, but our sorrow endures." Susan E. Rice

"Our shock has faded, but our sorrow endures."-Susan E. Rice, US Permanent Representative to the UN.This is not a speech about the US Presidential Election or the Iran Uranium Development Project. This is about the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

In a memorial service for PM Meles Zenawi, held at New York, Susan E. Rice made a speech that reassures her and her government stand despite the many accusations against her speech at the funeral ceremony held here in Addis Abeba months before. Many detractors accused her for insulting them as ''fouls'' and ''idiots''. Now again she said Meles's legacy is one of Africa's fastest growing economies. For whom who don't have the time to read the full  speech here are selected ones. But I beg you read it through the link below.

"Our shock has faded, but our sorrow endures."

"His legacy is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. He laid the foundations for Ethiopia’s sustainable development. He gave new momentum to Africa’s struggle to address climate change."

"Above all, Meles believed in Ethiopia and the potential of its people. So too does the United States of America."

"Your talents and strengths are those of a remarkable people, far larger and deeper than any single remarkable man. Ethiopia’s future can and must be brighter."

"May the spirit of Meles Zenawi spur us all to work ever harder, together, for a better Ethiopia, a better Africa, and a better world."

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