CBS’s Pelley: Middle East Chaos Not ‘What’ Obama ‘Had in Mind’ in Cairo Speech from 2009

‘This religious war is being fought in Yemen to the south, Iraq to the north, and in Syria’

CBS’s Pelley: Middle East Chaos Not ‘What’ Obama ‘Had in Mind’ in Cairo Speech from 2009 (NewsBusters)

On Wednesday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley devoted a few moments after a news brief on the Iran deal negotiations to explaining the centuries-long divide between the Shia and Sunni branches of Islam and, in the process, also took time to reflect on President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo, Egypt on June 4, 2009.

After noting that the negotiations are taking place “against a backdrop of a disintegrating Middle East,”  Pelley fretted that, for Obama, “this isn’t what he had in mind” following the speech where the President had “declared a new beginning for the Arab world.”

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