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Obama in Cairo: The Egyptian Reaction

Friday, June 5, 2009

Yesterday afternoon, the stage was set: President Barack Hussein Obama, the son of a Muslim, had traveled to Cairo to give his long-awaited speech to the Islamic world, in an effort to repair the damage done to America's image in the region by recent U.S. foreign policy.

Judging by U.S. reactions, the speech was a huge success. But will the other half of the equation, the president's Arab and Muslim target audience, follow the White House's carefully crafted script? Though it is still too early to say with certainty, the U.S. could be in for a disappointment. ...

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