Friday, 11 February 2011

Mubarak was forced out by the Egyptian people

The people of  Egypt have chased the dictator out of his palace. This is truly a popular revolution. The Obama administration and the rest of the West cannot take any pride in how they have handled the uprising.

The Powerline blog´s description is very much to the point:

the administration has put on a pathetic show throughout the Egyptian crisis. It has seemed that President Obama's principal object has been to give the appearance of being in the know and of having some control over events, when in fact the administration has generally been clueless and has been at best a bystander. This accounts, I think, for the inconsistencies in the administration's position from day to day. As events shift, Obama shifts with them, like an irrelevant player who tries to get in front of a crowd so as to create the illusion that he is leading it.

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