UndercoverMan saidShouldn't we get our own house in order before telling others how to run theirs? No wonder the rest of the world hates us. This doesn't seem very hateful to me:
"Despite intense security throughout Nairobi, crowds gathered to watch Obama's motorcade speed through the city. U.S. and American flags lined the main road from the airport and billboard's heralded his arrival."
And having a Pride event at the White House is a bit more in order than Kenya's current laws against gays.
Kenya is not the world and the only reason he's getting such a warm welcome is that he's perceived as one of them as his father was Kenyan.
I see where you're coming from but I think this is exactly why Obama should be the one to preach tolerance and equality there. The US has been pretty consistent in pushing human rights wherever we go for decades. China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. Sure it gets people pretty angry. But the many victims of the many human rights violations aren't angry. They are literally begging for The Greatest Country in the World to intervene between them and their government, invest in their country, and spread peace.
I still think it is bad form to go to someone else's home and partake of their hospitality then chastise them for how they run things. I don't care if you're black, white, Asian, republican, democrat, independent, man, woman. There are places for that e.g., a UN address or an international conference on human rights, etc.
As for Kennedy's famous speech, I was too young to remember.