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Is This The Hope, Or The Change?

President Obama is now less popular among Arabs in strategic Middle Eastern countries than President Bush was at the end of his term.  Those are the findings in a recent poll (Zogby) by the Arab American Institute.  Across the region, Arabs feel that the President has disappointed any hopes raised by his early outreach to the Muslim world.  Ironically, Obama has had most success in foreign affairs where he followed Bush’s lead most closely, and most of his efforts to mark a different path have not gone well.

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