â€œImagine what it's like to be a young person living in a country that is not moving toward reform. You're 21 years old, and while your peers in other parts of the world are casting their ballots for the first time, you are powerless to change the course of your government.
â€œWhile your peers in other parts of the world have received educations that prepare them for the opportunities of a global economy, you have been fed propaganda and conspiracy theories that blame others for your country's shortcomings.
â€œAnd everywhere you turn, you hear extremists who tell you that you can escape your misery and regain your dignity through violence and terror and martyrdom.â€
- George W. Bush, September 19, 2006 speaking before the United Nations -
Sounds pretty grim. Where in the world does this land void of hope exist?
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â€œImagine what it's like to be a young person living in a country that is not moving toward reform.â€