Bryson: Obama's New Beginning in Cairo: Now He Needs One in Washington

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:57 am June 6, 2009

President Obama’s speech yesterday in Cairo was aptly titled “New Beginning.” Its promising new tone is encouraging, but needs to be followed by a change of heart for a reluctant State Department and a vigorous, substantive outreach to Muslims. Obama’s new tone adopts a subtle but important new way of speaking about Muslims that may help to marginalize radical extremists. Yet this shift was not immediately apparent from news accounts.

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