Barack Obama was the only U.S. president who managed to gain the love of Arabs and Muslims during the toughest of times. He launched his presidency in our region in a friendly manner that we were unfamiliar with. He delivered two speeches from the heart of two of the most important historical Muslim cities, Cairo and Istanbul.
At the start of his presidency, Obama appeared to us as warm, enthusiastic and wanting to communicate. In this interview, however, we feel he is cold, frustrated and withdrawn.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
The angry punches Obama directed at his friends included Saudi Arabia. Many of Riyadh’s rivals celebrated his criticism of the kingdom, which has the longest stable relationship with the United States in the region.SHOW MORE