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Obama to Deliver Mideast Policy Address

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  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Obama to Deliver Mideast Policy Address

    Posted on 11 May 2011 by Dan Robinson

    The White House confirmed Wednesday that President Barack Obama will deliver a speech, possibly before his upcoming European trip, to renew his outreach to the Muslim world and lay out his vision for the Middle East amid ongoing popular uprisings there.

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed earlier news reports that Mr. Obama plans to deliver what will be the second major address of his presidency directed broadly to the Muslim world as well as to people in the Middle East.

    “The president will be giving an address in the relatively near future on the Middle East and U.S. policy in the Middle East,” said Carney. “I think it is a speech to a broader audience than just the Arab world.”

    Carney did not give a date for the speech, but he said it would be “relatively soon.” There are indications that Mr. Obama could deliver it before he departs on a trip to Britain, France and Poland, less than two weeks from now.

    President Obama’s plan for an address about developments in the Middle East was signaled in April by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when she spoke to the Muslim-American World Forum here in Washington.

    Statements by White House officials in recent months have framed themes Mr. Obama will likely sound in his address.

    One is that uprisings in North Africa and the Mideast signal a new era that will work against extremist views, including efforts by al-Qaida to speak for the needs and aspirations of Muslims.

    A Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday quoted Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, referring to a “coincidence of timing” with the killing of Osama bin Laden and “a model emerging in the region of change that is completely the opposite of bin Laden’s model.”

    In 2009, Mr. Obama delivered a speech in Cairo in which he addressed change in the region, and said violent extremism must be confronted “in all of its forms.”

    It is unclear whether President Obama will use the address to make new proposals aimed at reviving the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

    Efforts to remove obstacles to Mideast peace have been complicated by a recent decision by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to form a unity government with Hamas in Gaza. The United States and the European Union have designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.

    On May 24 during his visit to Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress.

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  2. AshaDii

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    Am all ears Obama.... all ears.... Tuone unasemaje....
     
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    Alafu Askari Kanzu unatuma posts nyiiingi saana... Bado sikupati kwanini Avatar yako iko empty... Fanya mambo tafadhali....
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Haswa, manaake nafikiri safari hii itakuwa vigumu kuchonga mistari kuliko mara ya kwanza.

    In other words, he will have to pass the test of political oratory more difficult than what his predecessors have had to go through in times of crisis. The world is in a mess right now, partly due to the policies of which America is a co-architecht!
     
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    AK I don't even think the US cares if they pass the test of political oratory or not! whether in the religious sense or Obama's posture at that.. and from the robust nature he portrayed when he was announcing Bin Laden's attack it is evident that his [FONT=&quot] cogency and grace will obviously be exaggerated. I agree the world is in a mess which looks like it has never faced before, but in history we have examples to draw in which we can associate the US.. The only difference with US presidents and Hitler was his mass killing which by the way when we look deeper they are not even different (i.e the issue of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima)... AK History is repeating it self and the worlds future has never been this bleak ever!!!! for now we have nations so powerful as their weapons (nuclear weapons)... Which if they just dare to be completely logger headed.... That's a whole different story which has a scent of China VS US.
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    Prof. Obama hana lolote kuhusu Foreign Policy. Yaani mpaka leo watu bado hawajui ni nini Obama's Doctrine.
     
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