|Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai with US senator Barack Obama in Nairobi, Kenya.|
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Show them tonight, President Barack Obama. Many of us here in the UK are supporting you all the way. We do not want the US to head back into the Dark Ages.
We’re leading from Europe to the Asia Pacific, with alliances that have never been stronger. We’re leading the fight against nuclear dangers. We’ve applied the strongest sanctions ever on Iran and North Korea — nations that cannot be allowed to threaten the world with nuclear weapons. We’re leading on behalf of freedom — standing with people in the Middle East and North Africa as they demand their rights; protecting the Libyan people as they rid the world of Muammar Qaddafi.