I admire the innocence of my nation. Just because he is black and has 'Hussein' in his name, great hopes are pinned on Obama. We have completely forgotten the fact that he is an American elected with an overwhelming majority to head the superpower. Yes, he has professed to having values of humanism lacking in his predecessor. But we can't expect him to grant billions of dollars to the poor and persecuted of the world just like that? The sooner we wake up from our sweet dreams, the better it will be for us. Don't we see drones raining missiles on our people - with his consent? -AMJAD H. MIRZA, Lahore, via e-mail, January 25.