President Barack Obama works on his Cairo speech with speechwriter Ben Rhodes and national security aide Denis McDonough aboard Air Force One on June 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Bruno-Kawamata 6y

  • Robert Carrier 6y

    The way that Pete is able to frame his subject is fantastic.

  • Leslie Hawes 6y

    Very nice!
  • WinaVD 6y

    Neat shot, Interesting!
  • LadyDee's 6y

    Those speech writers are super talented...not since JFK have I been so captivated by a presidential speech!
  • kalyco77 6y

    But this is the true contrast, this face is serious, reflective, powerful. Thank God!
  • @LevensonM 6y

    Very cool focus point.
  • 10goderecho 6y

    Makes me wonder who wrote GWB's speechs. I gave my Doc. a calander of GWB's most memorable. Just remember this; Put yourself in thier shoes and Acknowledge, but be firm in THE core values. Guidence is sorely lacking along with successful examples.
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    More nonsense and retort...America the bad....this man is not a friend of the American people
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