Middle East Reacts to Obama's Speech

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, David Kirkpatrick, gauges reaction from the Middle East to President Obama's speech. The American perception, according to Kirkpatrick is that the president has made some hard and explicit moves in the Middle East. However, the perception fromthe Arab world is quite different as there's a sentiment that the United States dithered on Egypt, waiting too long to call for Mubarak's ouster, and hasn't done anything effective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Guests:

David D. Kirkpatrick

Comments [2]

anna from New York

I didn't listen to the entire program, but I was impressed by Celeste asking questions about not mentioning Saudi Arabia.
But, frankly, why would our President mention Saudi Arabia when he can throw Israel under the bus. Our chief bus thrower is back (never left?)
Can I vote earlier? Like year and a half?

May. 20 2011 05:47 PM
Steven from California

You know, I can sit around and complain about what my parents never did for me and then use that as an excuse for why i don't take care of myself, however, its still an excuse for what I haven't done for MYSELF.

May. 20 2011 09:12 AM

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