Michael Posner, the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, addressed the American Society of International Law on March 24, 2011. In his speech, he re-examines the four freedoms that Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke of in 1941 as the U.S. was on the brink of war: freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship, freedom from fear, and freedom from want. Posner explains how the need for these freedoms is evident in the war-torn Middle East, particularly as it applies to Egypt. He connects this to the Obama Administration's actions to deny Al Qaeda a safe place to organize and prepare for future attacks. This link contains the full transcript.