Monday, February 7, 2011

The U.S. and Egypt

The Obama administration joined other Western nations Saturday in endorsing embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's gradual exit from power and in a shift, urged Egyptians to back the power transition Mubarak and his closest advisors have set in motion.

The administration stood by while a dictator in his 80's attempted to bully his way into ending his fourth decade of power before turning the presidency over to his son.

Only after demonstrations began and civil revolt started did the administration get involved, and then always one day behind on every development. Our policies and positions have changed daily.

The administration is now powerless to influence events in Egypt, and will eventually see an anti American Islamist regime in the heart of the Arab world.

Heckuva job! Put this in the fail column, with the BP oil spill.

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