This is a listing of some of Obama's achievements for which I take no
credit. I got this email, which I forward here. If you click on the
links, you will go to a webpage about the subject. Thanks to Kiku!
Sent: 10/9/2009 11:47:56 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: [CitizenStrategyThinkTank] 30 things that Obama has done
It's not a complete list, but here's a list of some of things Obama
has accomplished. Please rec the diary:
3/18/8 - Obama caught world-wide attention for his moving speech
on race relations
7/24/8 - Obama lays the foundation for a new era of international
relations and began inspiring renewed hope in American leadership
during his campaign speech in Berlin
11/6/8 - Obama's victory was hailed as a promise of hope for the
12/1/8 - Obama began plans to restore
U.N. ambassador to cabinet rank.
1/22/9 - Appointed a Special Envoy for Middle East peace
1/22/9 - Ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay
1/22/9 - Ordered comprehensive review
of detention policies
1/22/9 - Prohibited use of torture
1/22/9 - Signed an executive order to close CIA secret prisons
1/23/9 - Lifted "Global Gag Rule" on international health groups
1/26/9 - Began to address climate change by increasing fuel
standards for automobiles
1/26/9 - Appointed Special Envoy for Climate Change
1/27/9 - Signs Lily Ledbetter "Fair Pay" Act
2/1/9 - Expanded healthcare for children by signing SCHIP
2/5/9 - Again addressed energy conservation by increasing
standards for appliances.
2/24/9 - Directed almost $1 billion for prevention and wellness to
improve America's health
2/25/9 - Initiated international efforts to reduce mercury
2/27/9 - Committed to responsibly ending the war in Iraq
4/1/9 - Agreed to negotiation of a new Strategic Arms Reduction
Treaty with Russia.
4/1/9 - Enhanced U.S. - China relations
4/2/9 - Led global response to the economic crisis through the
G20, obtaining commitments of $1.1 trillion to safeguard the world's
most vulnerable economies
4/4/9 - Renewed dialog with NATO and other key allies
4/5/9 - Announced new strategy to responsible address
international nuclear proliferation
4/13/9 - Began easing tension with Cuba through new policy stance
4/17/9 - Secured $5 billion in aid commitments "to bolster
[Pakistan's] economy and help it fight terror and Islamic radicalism"
4/22/9 - Developed the renewable energy projects on the waters of
our Outer Continental Shelf that produce electricity from wind, wave,
and ocean currents.
5/8/9 - Proposed International Affaires budget that included funds
to create a civilian response corps -- teams of civilian experts in
rule of law, policing, transitional governance, economics,
engineering, and other areas critical to helping rebuild war-torn
societies; Provide $40 million for a "stabilization bridge fund,"
which would provide rapid response funds for the State Department to
help stabilize a crisis situation.
6/4/9 - Gave historic address to the
Muslim World in Cairo - "American is not at war with Islam" Foreign
affairs experts insist that Obama's engagement with the Muslim world
has been remarkable. "He has been able to dramatically change
America's image in that region"
8/4/9 - Used DIPLOMACY to free 2 American journalists from a North
9/18/9 - De-escalation of nuclear
tension through repurposing of missile defense prompting Russia to
withdraw its missile plan.