The presidential kick-off speech holds a special place in the American imagination. Whole books have been written about John F. Interestingly, however, very few of the 56 inaugural speeches delivered to date have devoted much time to foreign policy. Instead, most presidents have used their inaugurals to set out their domestic policy agendas.
Those who've feared that President Obama will be a soft touch for tyrants and terrorists can take comfort in his Inaugural Address , in which he declared:. Here is George W. Bush , four years ago today:. To be sure, there are differences of emphasis.
By Firouz Sedarat , Lin Noueihed. Choosing an Arab station for his first formal TV interview as president, Obama also sought to heal U. During the eight-year administration of former President George W. Bush, U. Iran said it awaited changes in U.