Well, she was right.
We have been asking Egypt to reform for the last decade so as to avoid this and now the conflagration has been joined in three other countries.
The King of Jordan is a good man and sensitive to his people. He may well finesse change without too much damage to the country.
The house of Saud will put down the rioters like dogs and be done with it.
We don’t need this right now. We just completed Iraq and are still trying to hold the thing together while we pressure Iran.
Egypt is a friend and strategic partner. The results of chaos are generally not what one imagines or desires.
We don’t need a broken Egyptian government who attacks Israel while bringing Syria into play. Big mess.
Gotta revisit this 10 years from now under more favorable conditions.
I know Mubarak aint no saint, but has anybody heard what the complains of the people are?
He has been in power for 30 years.
Has there been a sudden shift in his policy?
We don’t control the winds of change. This is something W worked toward although he wanted an easier transition. It may not go smoothly but I believe the result will be positive.