I just heard the following quotation from Obama's speech in Cairo.
He prefaced this passage by being open about US participation in the overthrow of a democratic regime to put the Shah in power in Iran. Then he said plainly that Iran was sponsoring terrorism and violence. Then he said, "The United States is willing to move forward. The question is no longer what Iran is against. It was what kind of world they are going to help build."
We've blogged about this before. Obama seems to be giving in to countries like Iran but he's really backing them into a corner. It's easy to be anti-American if no one ever asks you what your alternative is. But now Iran has to say what they want. This changes the choice before the Middle East. Instead of choosing to be anti-American or not, they now must choose between two distinct world views and futures. When it becomes a choice between futures, we win.