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Obama Abroad III: Now With More Landmark Speeches to the Muslim World
President Obama is currently on an overseas trip which has thus far taken him to Saudi Arabia and Egypt and will later see him in France to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Today, at Cairo University, he did what he does best: giving a serious, honest, and ambitious speech about extremism, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Mideast peace process, freedom, religious tolerance, democracy, economic prosperity, and women's rights, and how they all relate to security and peace around the world. You can view or read the full speech here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/04/obama-speech-in-cairo-vid_n_211215.html
It was a great speech designed to catch the ears of Muslims and change minds about America's role on the world stage. It was also a call for respect and civility, and a call to action to overcome divisions that prevent peace in the region. In it, Obama made some firm committments, which I think are key to bridging the divide that our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan created.
So let's discuss Obama's trip, his speech, and the rest of the politicking that's going to surround the president while he's overseas. What are some of the things you think are going to come out of this trip? What are the ramifications for him and his opposition back in America? How should we expect his speech to be received by the Muslim world?