I have not had time to read Obama’s Cairo speech transcript yet. However, I was watching CNN when one of their reporters decided to compare Obama’s current trip with Richard Nixon’s monumental trip to China.
Nixon’s trip was memorable because it was a presidential first. Many presidents, some of them as eloquent and well liked as Obama, have traveled to the Mid-East. It is unfortunate that the media is already willing to celebrate this trip as historic. It would be more appropriate to wait a few years and see if any substantial change occurs.
I wonder why the reporter did not decide to compare Obama with Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton. Both of those presidents spent considerable time on Middle East issues.
Share your opinion! Is Obama’s trip as historically significant as Nixon’s China visit?