by James Glaser
May 20, 2011
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Yesterday President Obama gave a speech on our foreign policy for the Middle East. It was a long one, and you could tell a lot of thought was put into it. I am not about to claim that I am a Middle East expert and try and pick the President's speech apart, but I was disappointed with it.

As I listened to President Obama talk, I was thinking about how "jobs" were supposed to be JOB# 1, but I have never heard the President give a speech of just how he was going to turn things around for the millions of Americans out of work.

Then when I heard the President say that we are going to give billions of dollars to Tunisia and Egypt, I started thinking that we haven't heard any policy statement from the President about what exactly he thinks we should do to get out of the debt our country is in.

You could tell by his speech, that much time and effort was put in to it, and he even talked about how much his administration has been working on fixing the problems in the Middle East. But I sat there wondering if it would have not been better for those White House folks to have been working on our domestic problems.

I believe President Obama needs to get his priorities straight. Millions of Americans are out of work. It has been reported that over one millon American families will have their homes foreclosed on this year. Both the Republican and Democratic Parties are telling us we have a debt crisis right now, and we have hit the debt ceiling for government spending.

Sure every American cares about what happens in the Middle East, but they care more about what is happening here at home, and I wish the President would start thinking about that.

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