Anyone who got their worldview from the editorial pages of the New York Times would assume that Obama’s Cairo speech was a transformative event that repaired America’s image in the Middle East.
The reality however is drastically different.
Obama’s approval level in Egypt in 2009 was at 42 percent. Not bad for the region or for the Muslim world. These days after the prolonged mess that his democracy initiative put Egypt through it’s at 26 percent.
Anyone who's watching Middle East is not surprised. It's all that "Smart Diplomacy."
Labels: Egypt, Obama, Polls, Smart Diplomacy