Obama Inauguration: The World Is Listening

By Thomas Nagorski

Jan 20, 2009 1:47pm

We have correspondents watching and listening with people the world over — a couple of interesting notes. From Nick Schifrin in the Pakistani capital Islamabad — on Obama’s use of his middle name in the swearing-in: In a place like Pakistan, the middle name did not go unnoticed. If you talk to anyone here, no matter how poor, it seems they know Barack HUSSEIN Obama became the president of America. They don’t necessarily think the fact that he had a Muslim father will translate into different policies — but they certainly hope so. And from ABC’s Jim Sciutto: Think Muslims were listening? The headline in the Al Quds newspaper is already Obama’s line, "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect." Now they’ll see what he does. Click here to see more of the world’s reaction to the inauguration.

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