A new country is born. A new country in Africa. South Sudan. And whose symbol, the gift of which U.S. president, does the African country's new president proudly wear (during the independence ceremonies photographed by Tyler Hicks)?
Barack Obama the prudent and thoughtful diplomat? Barack Obama whose "intelligent" diplomacy would restore international acclaim to the United States? Barack Obama the first president not to be a dirty WASPish racist but a messiah whose ancestors hailed from eternal Africa? Barack Obama who fights, and whose father fought, the colonialism of the evil white racists?
South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, [wears] a signature black cowboy hat given to him by Mr. [George W.] Bush.