Thursday, June 4, 2009
Walk Like an Egyptian
I watched a little bit of Obama's speech in Cairo on al Jazeera English. He seemed to be very well received. The commentators on al Jazeera were thrilled and delighted.
But it seemed to me that for all the highflown speechifying, there wasn't a whole lot of policy difference between Obama in Cairo today and Bush practically anywhere between 2006 and 2009.
As very many others have pointed out, apart from tone, there really are no significant changes in Obama's positions vis a vis terrorist/muslim affairs and Bush's.
The ones who are out in the cold are the neocons and the Family Cheney.
So, for something completely different, here is American phenom Tarik Sultan dancing at Giza in 2005:
Now you dance.
(PS: here's a link to the post I used the picture of Akenaton in back in March of last year...)