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March 14, 2009
Obama & Brazil's President Lula da Silva
After watching this my confidence in the future is restored. Unfortunately it is my confidence in the future of Brazil. [transcript from Faustablog]
“We presidents all talk too much....We can not afford to go to [the G20] looking for someone to blame. We need to find the answers. We must have a special credit supply to the poorest countries and we also need to strengthen international institutions like the IMF, World Bank. We’re on a large ship, and it’s leaking. Two key words: re establish and restore credit in the world, re establish and restore confidence. We must have confidence in democracy. This crisis is an extraordinary opportunity to prove the goals that elected us: that we are capable to deal with major issues….The bottom line is that we need is to create jobs, to create demand and consumption, and to generate development....
How ironic that Lula de Silva who ran as an unashamed leftist is the one who seems to truly understand the importance of free trade and the markets. Catch the part about Silva saying he is praying more for Obama than he prays for himself.