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President Obama penned the cover story for the Jan. 25 issue of Newsweek magazine, which went online Saturday.

"We act for the sake of the thousands of American citizens who are in Haiti, and for their families back home; for the sake of the Haitian people who have been stricken with a tragic history, even as they have shown great resilience; and we act because of the close ties that we have with a neighbor that is only a few hundred miles to the south," the president writes in the piece, "Why Haiti Matters."

"But above all, we act for a very simple reason: in times of tragedy, the United States of America steps forward and helps. That is who we are. That is what we do."

The full story can be read here.

Newsweek is owned by The Washington Post Co., which also owns The Washington Post.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  January 16, 2010; 3:01 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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The President of the United States may wish to address the American public from the bully pulpit.
This blurring of communication paths may seem 'hip and cool', but it trivializes the office and the people.

Posted by: RayOne | January 17, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

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