Arabs need to increase efforts to communicate their views to the American public, said retired US. Gen. Wesley K. Clark Wednesday during an Arab political and business strategy conference.
"We need your political and business leaders to come to the United States and give us your perceptions," said Clark, the former NATO commander who ran for the Democratic nomination to be the party's presidential candidate in 2004.
"There is a lot of talking about the Middle East in Washington but there is not a lot of listening to the region in Washington."
Clark said he was considering another presidential run in 2008.