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Obama Wrongfooted by Mubarak as White House Tries to Keep Up
Guardian ^ | February 10, 2011 | wen McAskill

Posted on 02/10/2011 3:16:44 PM PST by lbryce

Obama has been putting pressure on Mubarak since last week to stand down straight away. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Obama administration was embarrassingly wrongfooted when the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak confounded expectations by refusing to leave office.

Mubarak's speech came just hours after Barack Obama and the director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, appeared to give credence to the rumours that the Egyptian president was heading for the exit.

Obama has been putting pressure on Mubarak since last week to stand down straight away, but Mubarak, in a televised address tonight, said he would not bow to international pressure, a direct snub to the US president.

Mubarak's response provides a graphic illustration of America's slow decline from its status as the world's sole superpower to a position where it is unable to decisively influence events in Egypt, in spite of that country being one of the biggest recipients of US military aid.

Since the uprising began, the Obama administration has shifted from solidly supporting Mubarak, to suggesting a few days later that he should go now, only to back him at the weekend to remain in office until the autumn – a decision that the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, reversed hours later when she threw US support behind the Egyptian vice-president, Omar Suleiman. But even support for Suleiman may leave US policy trailing behind events in Egypt, with the vice-president seen as too close to Mubarak.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bayofpigs; egypt; fubo; liar; marxist; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood; obama; punkd
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You've got to be on the very wrong side of things when an incorrigibly leftist, liberal newspaper such as the Guardian lambastes, admonishes you right out in the open like this and in the same breath talk about America's slow decline from its status as the world's sole super power to a position where it's unable to decisively influence events in Egypt..

Mubarak's response provides a graphic illustration of America's slow decline from its status as the world's sole superpower to a position where it is unable to decisively influence events in Egypt

His scheme to eviscerate, destroy all that is great, glorious of our Republic all that we created to make America the greatest country ever,seems to be going according as planned.

Is there nothing we can do to stop this American nightmare?

1 posted on 02/10/2011 3:16:47 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Nothing new here.

The Iranians told Jimmuh to take a hike back in the 70s.

Baraq is doing a fine job of following in Jimmuh’s footsteps.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 3:20:00 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: lbryce

Obama would be outmaneuvered by an intoxicated snail.

We’re talking the ultimate definition of a “clueless b*st*rd” here.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 3:20:05 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: lbryce

Okay, someone explain to me...

How can you be wrong-footed when you have both of them in your mouth?


4 posted on 02/10/2011 3:20:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: lbryce

“Mubarak’s response provides a graphic illustration of America’s slow decline from its status as the world’s sole superpower to a position where it is unable to decisively influence events in Egypt”

Um, no. It’s a graphic illustration that our foreign policy is being run by the Apple Dumpling Gang who can’t make up their mind.

“Since the uprising began, the Obama administration has shifted from solidly supporting Mubarak, to suggesting a few days later that he should go now, only to back him at the weekend to remain in office until the autumn – a decision that the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, reversed hours later when she threw US support behind the Egyptian vice-president, Omar Suleiman.”

See what I mean, Vern?


5 posted on 02/10/2011 3:21:19 PM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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To: lbryce

We ceased being a Republic a long time before Obama and his push over the edge into socialism. At best we have been a Democracy since the 1850’s. At best.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 3:21:23 PM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: lbryce

7 posted on 02/10/2011 3:21:48 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: lbryce

‘Slow decline’ my eye. It’s been a steep skid since the anti-American Marxist, ACORN and the knee-pad press finessed the last election.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 3:22:01 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: nascarnation

Yes, the Iranians told Jimmy to take a hike.

And now Obama is taking that hike by direction of the same government.

“Oh, we can deal with the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Barack, you have got to be kidding!

Say hello to Ahmadinnerjacket the next time you parley with him.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 3:22:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Fantasywriter
King Addullah riped Obama a new ass
10 posted on 02/10/2011 3:23:20 PM PST by scooby321
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To: nascarnation

For the Guardian to so emphatically admonish someone of O’s
considerable leftist, Anti-American credentials is news.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 3:23:20 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

If anyone has a brain it is obvious Obama is allied with the Muslim Brotherhood. He is a radical Muslim lying about it in accordance with Islamic Law.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 3:23:38 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: paulycy

I would snicker, but it hits too close to home.

Perhaps wincing would be more in order.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 3:23:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: DemforBush

Obama is dancing to Soros’s fiddle.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 3:24:53 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: lbryce
Since the uprising began, the Obama administration has shifted from solidly supporting Mubarak, to suggesting a few days later that he should go now, only to back him at the weekend to remain in office until the autumn – a decision that the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, reversed hours later when she threw US support behind the Egyptian vice-president, Omar Suleiman. But even support for Suleiman may leave US policy trailing behind events in Egypt, with the vice-president seen as too close to Mubarak.

The Russians and the Chinese are salivating.

15 posted on 02/10/2011 3:25:25 PM PST by fhayek
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To: lbryce

Obama reeks of indecision, incompetence, and impotence. Amazingly, much of the American electorate still can’t smell it.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 3:25:52 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: lbryce

PLEEEEZ, America, NEVER nominate and elect someone because of how they look EVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

No one was listening when we tried to tell everyone that he was possibly ineligible, that a few had lost their lives to get him where he is now, that he has a Down Low problem, that he is extremely Muslim-affiliated, that he is anti-American, and that he has always been Marxist. NO ONE BELIEVED US. They just saw a teleprompter expert with cafe-au-lait skin. That is ALL they saw.


17 posted on 02/10/2011 3:25:55 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: lbryce

God help us all when something goes really wrong and this crew fails as miserably as this.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 3:26:27 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: lbryce

The Guardian, it turns out, is racis. Now we know.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 3:26:38 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: nascarnation

Obammy is just Jimmuh on steroids — twice as Marxist and twice as incompetent.


20 posted on 02/10/2011 3:26:50 PM PST by expatpat
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To: lbryce

21 posted on 02/10/2011 3:27:23 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: DoughtyOne
Well said, totally agree with your sentiments.
Yes, indeed he is an abomination, loser but he's our abomination, our loser.
22 posted on 02/10/2011 3:27:28 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

Where is the Obama who said we just needed to “talk” to regimes and they would bow to him?


23 posted on 02/10/2011 3:27:56 PM PST by IamConservative (Liberalism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven.)
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To: lbryce

“For the Guardian to so emphatically admonish someone of O’s
considerable leftist, Anti-American credentials is news.”

It would be a sign of the apocalypse- if it weren’t so extraordinarily well deserved.


24 posted on 02/10/2011 3:28:03 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: lbryce

0bama was skunked like nothing I’ve ever seen.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 3:29:52 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: DoughtyOne

26 posted on 02/10/2011 3:31:50 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: lbryce

All the major communist groups here are in full support of the revolution. No surprise who Obama would side with.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 3:31:55 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: lbryce

But there is good news.

Obama has stopped smoking and doesn’t color his hair. According to his wife.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 3:32:33 PM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: scooby321

Obama is such a wimp, he probably cabled back to Addullah, ‘The next time I see you, I’ll bow even deeper’.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 3:32:33 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: mrsmith

Thank you for your comment. Very eloquently expressed.


30 posted on 02/10/2011 3:32:47 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

Well loosely, I agree. Beyond that I’m a conscientious objector. ;^)

The only way my ballot would be counted as a vote for him, would be if some of my spit accurately wound up in his square, and it caused a chad to buckle.


31 posted on 02/10/2011 3:32:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (There once was a man named Barack, whose pediatrition refused to talk...)
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To: Da Coyote
Obama would be outmaneuvered by an intoxicated snail.

I am laughing over here-' intoxicated snail ' - that is a great visual!

32 posted on 02/10/2011 3:34:24 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: lbryce; All

News Flash: Mubarak’s not resigning and they were all wrong!

“He basically said: I am an Arab warrior, not a community organizer. That speech should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.”

http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/


33 posted on 02/10/2011 3:35:19 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: lbryce

I wonder if this is the new spin?

Suleiman Has All Authority, President Mubarak Gave Up All His Power - Egyptian Ambassador to U.S.

http://www.allmediany.com/details_news_article.php?news_artid=654

“America’s slow decline from its status as the world’s sole super power to a position where it’s unable to decisively influence events in Egypt..”

Thats so sad but it’s true.


34 posted on 02/10/2011 3:36:26 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Imagine what would be going on with the press right now if GW were sitting where that failed community organizer presently sits and has made the same gaffes.


35 posted on 02/10/2011 3:36:40 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: lbryce
he would not bow to international pressure, a direct snub to the US president. Mubarak's response provides a graphic illustration of America's slow decline from its status as the world's sole superpower

Good for Mubarak. Why should he bow down to a little pissant leader. Excuse me, but we've not had a slow decline but a rapid tumult under this mickey mouse admin.

36 posted on 02/10/2011 3:40:26 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
WOW!

That puts it into a really harsh white light. 'Arab warrior vs community organizer'.

Seems the man who arrogantly refused to negotiate with his real enemies (the republicans) by cutting them off at a WH round table with the words "I WON" is learning how to eat crow. Hope its served up raw, feathered and rotting.

37 posted on 02/10/2011 3:40:59 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: lbryce

LOL I knew when I clicked in this article it was not ABC News. ABC reporting a leak from within the WH that this was a sure thing Mubarak was out; sure leaves them with egg on their faces.

They are probably spinning the Obama muslim brotherhood is good propaganda like MSNBC did.


38 posted on 02/10/2011 3:42:24 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: FromLori
cnn is saying the administration may have been lied to.

Uh-Huh.

39 posted on 02/10/2011 3:43:17 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Fantasywriter
Obama is such a wimp

It's not about him being a 'wimp' (which he is), or 'naive', or 'incompetent'. It's a matter where his loyalties lie. The SOB is as much anti-Israel as he is anti-American.

40 posted on 02/10/2011 3:43:37 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: paulycy

LMAO. Do you have anymore?


41 posted on 02/10/2011 3:44:58 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: lbryce
It just boggles my mind that we have to sit here and just watch O flushing the US down the drain for the next two years had me wondering if's there anything we can do to stop this American nightmare?
42 posted on 02/10/2011 3:46:08 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: Republic

WOW!
That puts it into a really harsh white light. ‘Arab warrior vs community organizer’.

Seems the man who arrogantly refused to negotiate with his real enemies (the republicans) by cutting them off at a WH round table with the words “I WON” is learning how to eat crow. Hope its served up raw, feathered and rotting.


Now hopefully the GOP leaders will be encouraged to treat him like the little spoiled brat that he has grown up to be. His legacy as president is going to be worse than Carter.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 3:46:15 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
LMAO. Do you have anymore?

I kinda make them up as I go along.

You (or any FReeper) can freely use any you like from this address (no attribution necessary):

http://s423.photobucket.com/albums/pp314/pauly_cy/

44 posted on 02/10/2011 3:49:25 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy; FrankR
caption this


45 posted on 02/10/2011 3:50:51 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: lbryce

He is going to make another announcement this evening. I wish he would just shut up!


46 posted on 02/10/2011 3:51:10 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: lbryce

Moses Barack vs. Pharaoh Mubarak.


47 posted on 02/10/2011 3:52:20 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: lbryce
Get ready to add 4 more years to that, because, barring a miracle,he is going to be re-elected.

I understand that there are some that believe that he is a one termer, however, they are four groups that are going to do everything in their power to see that he is re-elected. They are:1. The Democrat Party. 2. the main stream media. 3. The Republican Party.24. The idiots and traitors to America.

48 posted on 02/10/2011 3:52:30 PM PST by sport
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To: Yaelle
"PLEEEEZ, America, NEVER nominate and elect someone because of how they look EVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!"

Nice sentiment, but does the phrase "She's GORGEOUS" sound familiar?

If so, (and it should), perhaps you might want to rephrase that.

As I recall, an ex-actor got a lot of votes because many thought him to be 'a nice, well-spoken, good looking guy'.

49 posted on 02/10/2011 3:52:55 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Mubarak: "Amateur."

50 posted on 02/10/2011 3:54:18 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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