It is not that it brought nothing new: It was not even novel or original rhetorically. I don't see any reason why he delivered it. I know that Obama's administration, like previous US administrations, assumes that Arabs are fools and can be deceived easily, but did those who worked on the speech really think that any Arab would be fooled with those words? Don't forget that his speech in Cairo came early in his administration and Arabs had high hopes about him. But Obama is giving the speech in light of his lousy record. I doubt that any Arab would follow it with interest even.