President Obama is set to deliver a Mideast Policy speech at the State Department later today.
"Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States of America," said President Barack Obama.
In his speech today from the State Department, the White House says President Obama will argue the uprisings we've seen in Egypt, Tunisia and other countries are fueled by economics. People are frustrated because they can't find jobs and have no voice in their government.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "He will have some specific new ideas about U.S. policy towards the region."
The President is expected to propose a billion dollars in aid for Egypt, plus canceling another billion in debt.
One day after imposing sanctions on Syria for its violent reaction to protests there, it is unclear if he will call on Syrian President Assad to step down.
"Syria's future will only be secured by a government that reflects the popular will of its people," said Carney.
He will also call for a two-state solution in Israel.
With the Pentagon still focused on rooting out terrorists, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said, "The safe havens for these leaders have to be eliminated."
The President today is expected to take the long view: focusing on diplomacy and economic aid instead of military action.