June 04, 2009

Does anyone else get the sense...

...that Obama's big speech in Cairo today is a bigger deal in the Western world than it is in the Arabic-speaking and Islamic worlds? The speech is only the #2 story on al-Jazeera right now, behind the clash between Palestinian security forces and Hamas in Qalqilya.

Marc Lynch, meanwhile, has as good an immediate analysis as you are likely to read anywhere.