Sunday, January 30, 2011

Juggling Chainsaws

What to do about Egypt? this is the problem that the Administration is facing, and they have almost zero tools with which to work on the problem. First, they have VP Biden declare that Mubarak is not a dictator. This obviously pits the US on the side of keeping Mubarak in power. That is not going to happen folks. The demonstrators are either going to have a democracy, or a rehash of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979.
I guess that whole "Bush's fault" when it comes to dealing with other nations has become inadequate. And rightly so. Near as I can figure out, the best we can hope for is cut our losses with Mubarak, tell the Egyptian people that we support them, however they decide to go (ensuring national pride) and get ready to help undermine the Muslim Brotherhood when they come into power.
Hope and Change! Which is this again?

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