Skip to comments.Obama Wrongfooted by Mubarak as White House Tries to Keep Up
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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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?
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.
Obama would be outmaneuvered by an intoxicated snail.
We’re talking the ultimate definition of a “clueless b*st*rd” here.
Okay, someone explain to me...
How can you be wrong-footed when you have both of them in your mouth?
“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?
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.
‘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.
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.
For the Guardian to so emphatically admonish someone of O’s
considerable leftist, Anti-American credentials is news.
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.
I would snicker, but it hits too close to home.
Perhaps wincing would be more in order.
Obama is dancing to Soros’s fiddle.
The Russians and the Chinese are salivating.
Obama reeks of indecision, incompetence, and impotence. Amazingly, much of the American electorate still can’t smell it.
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.
God help us all when something goes really wrong and this crew fails as miserably as this.
The Guardian, it turns out, is racis. Now we know.
Obammy is just Jimmuh on steroids — twice as Marxist and twice as incompetent.
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