16 Oct '11, 7pm

Obama attacks political opponents at Martin Luther King's memorial

Obama attacks political opponents at Martin Luther King's memorial

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama dedicated the new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, using the occasion to attack Republican obstructionism as he girds for a bruising 2012 re-election battle. America's first black president paid tribute to the giants of the civil rights movement as well as its foot-soldiers, saying the gleaming granite memorial in the heart of the capital was for one and all. "In this place, he will stand for all time, among monuments to those who fathered this nation and those who defended it," Obama said. "A black preacher with no official rank or title who somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideals, a man who stirred our conscience and thereby helped make our union more perfect." Much of Obama's speech was then political as he tied King's struggle to his own effort to drag America out of recession...

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