Feb 11, 2015, 10:44 AM
We welcome the move on the part of Barack Obama within hours
of taking office to ask for a temporary halt to all tribunals to review the
process involved in the cases of those held at
The judge in the case of Omar Khadr - a Canadian man accused
of killing an American soldier in
Mr Obama has repeatedly promised to close the
We hope that this will be a clear indicator of how the
presidency will play out over the next four years. We have long been starved of
a just American influence in the world and there is a real hunger for a new
moral leadership on the part of the
Watching his inauguration address one could not help but be filled with hope that we are entering a time of change.
In his inaugural address on Tuesday, President Obama emphasised the idea of respect for justice and the rights of the individual, rejecting "as false the choice between our safety and our ideals".
We wish him luck in these endevours and pray that he can stay the course, adhere to his high ideals and usher in a new era of peace on Earth.
"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better."
[if !supportLists][endif]Richard Hooker