Observations on Obama's Interview from Iraq, Iran, Israel, the Arab World and Beyond
LA Times

The new president of the United States, Barack Obama, extended a "hand of friendship" to the Muslim world, giving his first television interview since his Jan. 20 inauguration to the popular Al Arabiya satellite news channel. In the interview with the Dubai-based channel, widely seen as a gesture of reconciliation with the Arab world after the tensions of the Bush era.

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