Saturday, May 30, 2009

Obama’s message: I have a dream for Islam

As the US president Obama prepares for a key speech in Cairo, Andrew Sullivan on Times Online gauges his plan for a new Middle East:

It is, almost certainly, the most important speech of his presidency. On Thursday Barack Obama will address the Muslim world from Cairo University. And no one quite knows what he is going to say. There is speculation, of course. Last week the Arab press was a-twitter over Obama’s last-minute decision to visit Saudi Arabia en route to Egypt. Was this a swipe at Egypt? Did it signal an endorsement of the Arab peace initiative? Or was it the usual American brown-nosing of the royal autocrats who have all that oil? HERE the whole article

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