If there ever was a speech by an American president that detailed the complexities of the Middle East with simple common sense it was President Obama’s historic foreign policy address Thursday in Cairo to the Muslim world.
Although the tangibles I had hoped for were missing, Obama’s speech offered something not witnessed in American foreign policy for more than a decade: balance.
There has been considerable discussion in recent days about Obama’s “tough love” attitude towards Israel regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He delivered that message to Israel today but he also gave equal measure to the Arab nations.
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