The first call he made to a foreign leader as President was to Palestinan President Abbas. Yesterday, President Obama gave his first sit-down interview since assuming the office. He chose to award the honor to an Arab TV network, ahead of a promised speech in a Muslim capital within 100 days. That's some serious ambition - and serious cajones - on display.
The message of his interview? We respect you.
You can read a transcript here, or watch below, but sound is a little weak.