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Obama's 'On the Other Hand' Speech

Hugh Hewitt dubbed Obama's Cairo speech as his "On the Other hand" speech.

Listening to Robin Wright, Ed Rollins and others on CNN discuss the president's speech, I am struck by the unreality of not just's the president's remarks, but also of the commentary surrounding it.

"The Muslim world" is a large number of extremely diverse regimes, some of which are simply totalitarian, others deeply authoritarian and still others very tentative democracies. The idea that they are to be addressed as one audience is as absurd as an address to the Catholic world.

For this president's still-smitten domestic press, though, even the ordinary curbs of common sense and obvious problems --the empty streets of Cairo because of an order from the government-- do not intrude.
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