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Barack Obama in Cairo

Our President offered the Muslim world an olive branch in a speech he gave in Cairo last week. Here, I offer a Wordle of the text of that speech, I continue to be fascinated by this image, which is created by analyzing a text document and adjusting the size of a given word for how many times it appears in that text. The only adjustment I made was to delete the word applause from the transcript I downloaded. (Note, A right click will let you view the image full size) Enjoy.


  • Augustine June 8, 2009, 12:02 pm

    “People” and “must” sound pretty fascist to me…

  • JOE June 8, 2009, 12:23 pm

    You, uh, must read the transcript to see the context of those words.
    “There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground.”
    This was how must got spoken so often to be a major word, standing out as it does.

  • carrie June 8, 2009, 8:35 pm

    it is an interesting image.

  • Ken June 11, 2009, 8:03 pm

    The wordle is all his speech was good for. Over the years, the Israeli’s have returned all the territory it won during the last 60 years in wars/ skirmishes, only for them to become closer for the Hezbollah and Hamas rocket and mortar launchers, who are mixed in with the innocents. When the Israeli’s strike back, they are crucified and condemned with great wailing and gnashing of teeth. Until Hezbollah and Hamas accept the existance of Israel, they will guarantee that peace will never come until the last Israeli is buried.

  • Financialbondage June 6, 2010, 8:45 am

    This president is taking America in the wrong direction. Socialism. Big government Big taxes. Less money for me.

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