Obama Uses Speech To Support Democratic Change

Quoted by NPR

KELEMEN: It was one of the few lines that elicited applause from the audience, which included Arab diplomats, academics and activists like Ammar Abdulhamid, a Syrian blogger.

Mr. AMMAR ABDULHAMID (Blogger): I think a lot of Bahrainis will still be disappointed – I know; I have a lot of colleagues in Bahrain – because they wanted sort of a clearer push for their rights; a clearer condemnation of the violence, of the suppression that took place, of the Saudi intervention. He definitely skirted over the issue of Saudi intervention.