The Arab world is sending a blunt message to Barack Obama: Mr.
President, you have disappointed us. Your soaring speeches do not match
your policies. You frustrated our hopes. You are no better than George
This comes through in two separate polls released in the United States
this week, one from Zogby International and one from the Pew Research
Center, and prompt a question: Could anyone have matched the exaggerated
expectations and effusive advance praise that were showered on Mr.
Obama after he won the presidency in 2008?
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