All my Persian-connected people are ecstatic with this message from the President. Nowruz roughly means "New Day" and represents the beginning of spring. For more info on Nowruz visit wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz).
Like Reagan, Obama is using his powers of communication to address the people directly. We've seen it this week in the Costa Mesa economic town hall, the Leno appearance and now this address to the people and leaders of Iran. There he goes again, talking to people we disagree with.