When you put close friends of socialist dictator Mubarak in charge of dealing with the popular uprising in Egypt, you get what you deserve - a total failure.
Obama´s Egypt crisis envoy, former Enron man and close friend of Mubarak, Frank Wisner now openly sides with Mubarak and his henchmen:
"Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak must stay in power for now to steer the political transition, President Obama's special envoy for Egypt told reporters Saturday.
"We need to get a national consensus around the preconditions for the next step forward. The president must stay in office to steer those changes," Frank Wisner told a security conference in Munich, Germany, during a video conference from Washington, Reuters reported.
Wisner, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and India who is seen as having a good relationship with the Mubarak regime, was dispatched to Cairo earlier this week by Obama to meet with Egyptian leaders.
"There is a chance to move forward," Wisner told the security conference Saturday. "It's fragile, it's the first stage, things could go wrong. But the direction is promising".
Read the entire LA Times article here.
I have sad it before, and I said it again: The inexperienced Obama has totally misjudged the situation in Egypt by putting Mubarak´s close friends Hillary Clinton and Frank Wisner in charge. To ignore the wishes of the great majority of Egyptians, who demand the immediate removal of Mubarak, is something the US is going to regret.