What the world says

Dear Editor,

“What Others Say” (Jan. 21) was an excellent example of the narrow-minded approach to politics that has so scarred our country. The writer of the letter cherry-picked one editorial that affirmed his view that Biden was a bad choice.

Whoot, I say.

If the writer had any intention of being fair, he would have weighed that one comment against the other headlines of the day.

He didn’t.

I will.

Best wishes on this most significant day for the American people! We are together. We will be stronger to face the challenges of our time. Stronger to build our future. Stronger to protect our planet. Welcome back to the Paris Agreement! — Emmanuel Macron

Iraqi President Barham Salih tweeted his congratulations to Biden, describing him as a friend and trusted partner.

At a Chinese Foreign Ministry press conference recently, spokesperson Hua Chunying said she was “very moved” by the fireworks display on inauguration day, and that the “people of China and the United States deserve a better future.”

I will not apologize for getting emotional and a little misty in the eye on reflecting on this moment and the story of our nation. Dan Rather.

Sweden’s biggest daily, Dagens Nyheter, headlined its opinion-editorial piece: “Bittersweet victory – Biden will struggle to heal the US”. (I wonder what they were hoping us to heal from…)

I’ll be glad to welcome Joe Biden in the well-known Kyiv. I’m sure our relations will be enhanced (Ukraine/ Zelinksky)

“This is a historical achievement, and this also makes this day very special. This new dawn in America is the moment we’ve been waiting for so long. Europe is ready for a new start with our oldest and most trusted partner.” THE EU

El Mundo (Spain): Biden’s win was a goodbye to Trump’s populism, and described Harris as a “symbol of renewal”

Chancellor Merkel: “Warmest congratulations on your inauguration,

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – a true celebration of American democracy. I look forward to a new chapter of German-American friendship and cooperation.”

Even Fox News admitted it: “Most Western allies quickly welcomed a fresh start with a new administration in Washington.”

One can always find someone to affirm his own thoughts, no matter what they are. However, affirmation and validation are two different words. Affirmation means the writer has found a like opinion. Validation means proving that opinion to be true. The writer has proven nothing at all.

Biden is the president and he is not a mistake for our country. The ‘mistake’ has wandered back to Florida to nurse his petty grievances. The majority of the Americans chose a new direction for this country. The majority of the world celebrates that direction.

Debby Hornburg



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