The most unique explanation for the conviction of Roxana Saberi on espionage charges may be an allegory about US, Russian, and Iranian intelligence services hunting for a rabbit.
He's likely to stress shared responsibility for rising border violence during trip that begins Thursday.
While he is popular, American policies are not. He will be hard-pressed to win concessions on his plans for the economy or Afghanistan.
The President's plan for the increasingly troubled region is ambitious, although his goals are more limited than Bush's.
It's about Iran, Iraq, and Israel. The two foes planned to meet in Riyadh Wednesday to solidify Arab unity amid regional volatility.
But Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's surprise move, some say, could pressure Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to reach an agreement in Cairo.
Readers write about why Obama should not follow Bush's example in the Middle East, how the US should fix itself first and not Gaza, music sites that do not share files free of charge, and why gasoline consumption should be taxed rather than miles driven.
Clinton says talks will begin this weekend.