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Obama to lay out Mideast policy on Thursday (Post-Bin Laden 'Kumbaya' Alert!!)
Yahoo ^ | 5/13/11 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters

Posted on 05/13/2011 12:34:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will lay out a vision for his policy toward the Middle East on Thursday, using Osama bin Laden's death as a chance to recast the U.S. response to political upheaval in the Arab world.

Obama, who has enjoyed a boost in his standing at home and abroad with the death of the al Qaeda chief, will give his much-anticipated "Arab spring" speech one day before White House talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The president is expected to re-commit to seeking an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal but seen as unlikely to present major new proposals, given the impending resignation of his envoy George Mitchell, who led two years of mostly fruitless mediation efforts.

The administration, looking to counter criticism it has struggled to keep pace with turmoil in the Arab world, has been crafting a new U.S. strategy for the region since shortly after popular uprisings erupted, toppling autocratic rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and engulfing Libya in near-civil war.

The killing of bin Laden in a U.S. raid on his Pakistan compound last week will give Obama a chance to make the case for Arabs to reject al Qaeda's Islamist militancy and embrace democratic change ..

"The president believes very firmly that those who view al Qaeda and those who view terrorism as a means to achieving a better future are fast moving toward ... the dustbin of history," White House spokesman Jay Carney said when asked how bin Laden's death would figure in Obama's policy address.

Pro-democracy movements spreading in the Arab world underscored the region's repudiation of bin Laden's message, Carney said.

He said that Obama's speech, to be delivered at the State Department, would be a "sweeping" review of the U.S. response to political unrest in the Arab world.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: layout; mideast; obama; policy
much anticipated? Yeaaaahhh..

What happened to no more staged photo ops or "re-enactments"?

If I was living in the Middle East , I'd be refreshing the supplies in the bunker. O is coming. with hellfires, brimstone and fundraisers..

1 posted on 05/13/2011 12:34:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a DNC event at Austin City Limits
Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, May 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young


2 posted on 05/13/2011 12:36:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Hey! Who locked the door again? Somebody wanna let me in?

U.S. President Barack Obama walks through the colonnade at the White House prior to addressing the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young


2013 - Access Denied


3 posted on 05/13/2011 12:39:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast
in Washington May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young


4 posted on 05/13/2011 12:41:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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U.S. President Barack Obama steps out from behind a curtain to deliver remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington May12, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young


5 posted on 05/13/2011 12:42:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Where is the line between his campaigning and *governing?

Answer: There isn’t a line, but there should be.


6 posted on 05/13/2011 12:47:25 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

He is unique. Ya gotta give him that!!

On to FiReWorks this week-end!! :-]


7 posted on 05/13/2011 12:56:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama is of course an IDIOT.
The death of Osama changes nothing.
islam is still an evil cult intent on destroying freedom, liberty and civilization.
The muslim world still is killing and terrorizing around the globe.
Their war against us is going on full scale......


8 posted on 05/13/2011 1:53:48 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SECURE AMERICA

My Policy On the Mideast,By Barack Obama Screw Israel,Let the Arabs have everything they want.Thank You very Much and God Bless America


9 posted on 05/14/2011 5:06:15 AM PDT by ballplayer
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