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.


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

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.