Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at 4:35 pm
My Battle for Humility
My address to the Muslim World this morning in Cairo has been applauded worldwide.
television stations are showing images of ordinary Muslims from Cairo to Tehran to Karachi to
Jakarta smiling and nodding vigorously while watching my speech from their local cafes.
Having lived in Indonesia, I understand the Muslim ways. I get the importance of
humility. But when I toured the Egyptian pyramids today and saw how the Great Sphinx of Giza had
been recarved into the Great Obama Sphinx, I felt overwhelmed with pride. I felt larger than
life. I felt like an Egyptian God!!!
I have many more stops on this foreign trip; many more speeches to give. My Battle for
Humility has just begun.