I'm not sure whether it's good or bad that the Egyptians get out their hookah to listen to Obama's speech.
It's only relatively recently that I learned this device is not a musical instrument.
If you ever doubted the middle east was the land of miracles just look at the people running the place. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 81 years old, not a gray hair on his head:
Saudi King Abdullah, 84 years old, not a gray hair on head:
Holy Mr. T, look at the gold chain Obama got! And that's just for talking sense. But perhaps that's in short supply these days and is worth its weight in gold.