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Monday, January 26, 2009
Barack Obama's remarkable Al Arabiya interview
I just listened to part of Barack Obama's interview on Al Arabiya television tonight (on CNN). My one word reaction: wow. Never, at least not since Jimmy Carter, have I heard an American president speak of respecting the Arab world, and voice so thoughtfully, the hopes and aspirations of the Palestinian people. Obama made the point that members of his family are Muslim -- something he could never say during the campaign -- and he pledged to do all that he could to advance the interests of both Palestinian and Israeli children.

What a great start to his presidency. Watch:



Related:

Catch some great commentary here from my newest Facebook friend, Juan Cole. Special Envoy George Mitchell is headed to the Mideast. And direct talks with Iran could be imminent.

Last but not least, despite the BBC (and Sky News) banning the broadcast of a charity appeal for the civilian victims in Gaza, the appeal raises big bucks.

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posted by JReid @ 11:19 PM  
ReidBlog: The Obama Interview
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