White House: Cairo Expectations Too High?

By Jennifer Parker

Jun 5, 2009 7:51am

The White House believes they broke through with President Barack Obama’s speech to Muslims in Cairo. They say the speech established the president as an honest broker.

But there are worries inside the White House that they may have raised expectations too high.
The mantra from the White House: It was only one speech. No one expected the waters to part on the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The speech has received praise and criticism from both the Muslim world and in Israel.

But the question now — will those communities deliver and make the sacrifices they need to achieve peace?

–George Stephanopoulos

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