Debating the role of the US in a majority Muslim country

A few days ago I spoke at a session here at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival with Fatima Bhutto that discussed the role of Barack Obama in the world.

An Indonesian blogger argues that Bhutto and I were too skeptical towards the US President and we shouldn’t expect the US to solve the world’s problems.

Personally speaking, I don’t, and that’s why looking to Obama to fix the Middle East conflict, when Washington is always Israel’s lawyer, is deeply mistaken.