President Obama said that the U.S. needs the help of other nations in tackling the world's problems and cannot go it alone, during his forty-minute address to the U.N. General Assembly today. He called upon other nations to respond to the call, saying that the world needed "a global response to global problems."

Obama's approach was visibly different from the impatient and confrontational tone of his predecessor or even Obama's own recent health care speech to Congress. He even explicitly refuted the Sarah Palin's American Exceptionalism: "No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed."

He did note, however, that Anti-Americanism at the U.N. had often become an excuse for inaction: "Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone. We have sought in word and deed a new era of engagement with the world. And now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges." One Love, Si se puede, etc.