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Renouncing Bush's Worldview

A whole speech about Islam, and President Obama didn't use the word "terrorists" even once? Obama's conservative critics, along with some media observers, are up in arms -- which is a real testament to how effectively the Bush administration linked...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 5, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Obama's Post-Neocon Appeal to Islam

Obama in Cairo. (Getty Images) In a much-anticipated speech, President Obama in Cairo today called for a fundamental resetting of the relationship between America and Islam, acknowledging a long estrangement that he said dramatically degenerated after the 9/11 attacks...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 4, 2009; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Of Course Obama Should Apologize

Disparaging President Obama's overseas trip as an "Apology Tour", some conservative critics are trying to make the argument that being a powerful champion of liberty and admitting mistakes are somehow mutually exclusive. But particularly as Obama addresses the Muslim world...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 3, 2009; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Obama Getting 'Honest' With Israel

President Obama's call for a "new dialogue" in the Middle East -- one in which the U.S. would be "honest" about what Israel has to do to achieve security -- is the clearest indication yet that the new administration is...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 2, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Obama's Big Muslim Test

Expectations are mounting for President Obama's big speech to the Muslim world from Cairo on Thursday -- and his approach is coming into clearer focus, as well. Margaret Talev and Warren P. Strobel write for McClatchy Newspapers: President Barack Obama...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 1, 2009; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Is Obama Getting Tough With Israel?

President Obama heads to the Middle East next week, where on Thursday he'll make a much-anticipated address in Cairo aimed at repairing American's ties with the Muslim world. He has a big advantage simply not being George W. Bush, of...

By Dan Froomkin  |  May 29, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Middle East Watch, Dan Froomkin , May 28, 2009
Middle East Watch, Dan Froomkin , May 20, 2009
Obama's Stealth Middle East Peace Plan, Dan Froomkin , May 19, 2009
Obama the Sphinx, Dan Froomkin , January 27, 2009
Middle East Watch, Dan Froomkin , January 23, 2009
Middle East Watch, Dan Froomkin , January 22, 2009
 
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