tried to post this yesterday, but my ftp ability was out. it is from a site in china similar to twitter, via the NYT.
in other news, we watched the entire Cairo speech last night. very impressive. typically, US presidents wait until late in their second term when their polls are down to make a halfhearted attempt at the "legacy" of a Mid-East peace. Obama threw himself right into it, speaking publicly and candidly to both sides. i don't know how the media will soundbite the speech, but i urge you to watch the whole thing before making judgements. he confronted all of the differences between us in the context of working to expand what we have in common. he pulled no punches but spoke with absolute respect and understanding. it was truly a brilliant speech. i wish we had had someone like him after 9-11.