US President Barack Obama has delivered his first major policy speech following pro-reform uprisings across the Arab world as the administration tries to keep up with uprisings that have transformed the politics of the region.
Speaking in Cairo in 2009, US President Barack Obama announced a new attitude in US foreign policy. “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect,” he said. Those words were welcomed as a historic change in US policy towards the Middle East, a sweeping move away from the more aggressive rhetoric of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Date created : 2011-05-19