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Jake Tapper: No one in Obama admin thinks U.S. better off after Mubarak overthrow
Friday, February 11, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 02/11/2011 9:47:44 AM PST by kristinn

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper wrote on Twitter about 40 minutes ago that the Obama administration is basically clueless as to the ramifications to the United States of the overthrow of the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak.

"Also worth keeping in mind: cant find anyone in O admin who thinks whatever comes next will be better for U.S. interests than Mubarak was"

This comes after Obama campaigned for Mubarak's overthrow.


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Let's overthrow a thirty year ally without any idea what comes next. Didn't we do this thirty-some years ago to Iran?

I hope Egypt ends up a secular republic based on democratic voting with freedom and justice for all that doesn't wage war on Israel.

Does Obama?

1 posted on 02/11/2011 9:47:46 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Egypt has had four presidents since the 1952 revolution. In backwards order, they are: Mubarak, Sadat, Nasser, and Naguib.

I had never heard of Naguib, so I looked him up on Wikipedia:

In late 1954, however, Nasser accused Naguib of supporting the recently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and of harbouring dictatorial ambitions. A brief power struggle broke out between Naguib and Nasser for control of the military and of Egypt. Nasser ultimately won the struggle and managed to force Naguib to resign from the presidency of Egypt in November 1954.

Egypt has been struggling to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out of power since 1954. Nasser died of natural causes. Sadat was killed by the MB. Mubarak was just ousted by the MB. I think Egypt just lost the struggle.

It really is the new Iranian Revolution, though it will take some time for people to see the damage that Obama has done.

2 posted on 02/11/2011 9:50:53 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: kristinn

” No one in Obama admin thinks U.S. better off after Mubarak overthrow “

And yet, they did everything but send in a couple of mechanized divisions to bring about the Mubarak overthrow...

Conclusion - The Obama Administration is not the least bit interested in making the U.S. better off....


3 posted on 02/11/2011 9:51:07 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: kristinn

When the Muslim Brotherhood takes over then everyone will know we aren’t better off.


4 posted on 02/11/2011 9:51:13 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: kristinn
...that the Obama administration is basically clueless...

This pretty much describes everything Obama has done from day one.


5 posted on 02/11/2011 9:52:08 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: kristinn
I hope Egypt ends up a secular republic based on democratic voting with freedom and justice for all that doesn't wage war on Israel.

That's what Egypt ostensibly was, though the people never fully appreciated it, and allowed it to be ruled by autocrats. Gee, isn't that what we're seeing happening here?

Now, 5 years down the road, they may remember Mubarak with some fondness.

6 posted on 02/11/2011 9:52:11 AM PST by bcsco
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To: kristinn

If I am not mistaken Tapper attended the superbowl party with the omabao.

He has NO credibility to me. NONE.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 9:53:58 AM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: kristinn

propaganda wing of the left covering for him now if it goes all tits up

Kristin could you please when you have tiome educate this poster Wpin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2672155/posts?page=220#220

they seem to think the left are irrelevant, the left are not over there, Soros , code pink have nothing to do with this and that this is all good because Bush started it.

you did a great job yesterday on a thread with good info but I can’t find the thread now


8 posted on 02/11/2011 9:54:03 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Uncle Ike

Obama probably provided t shirts that say yes we can they are all wearing under their dishda’s and thobes. Obama probably paid Mobarry a billion or so. And now Obama can’t even backtrack without flubbing.


9 posted on 02/11/2011 9:55:47 AM 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: kristinn
NORCOGOP: No one in U.S. thinks U.S. better off after Obama admin's election

Fixed...

10 posted on 02/11/2011 9:55:58 AM PST by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: kristinn
Does Obama?

He doesn't want it for us.

11 posted on 02/11/2011 9:57:21 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: kristinn
"Also worth keeping in mind: cant find anyone in O admin who thinks whatever comes next will be better for U.S. interests than Mubarak was"

The most charitable interpretation (from Obama's perspective) would be that the US never had any control over events there, and never had any options.

And in a sense that would be correct: Mubarak was going to fall soon in any case, either because of something like what has just happened, or because he's terminally ill.

If that's true, then Obama's statements amount to nothing more than mere posturing, for domestic political benefit (and, of course, to stroke his own narcissism).

A more interesting alternative, is that Obama is running open loop here, and his administration is not on the same page with him.

12 posted on 02/11/2011 9:57:51 AM PST by r9etb
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To: r9etb

Oprah Called for RESPECT for OBAMA
http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0211/just_a_little_bit_868941d7-3826-4a53-9390-43550fabcd93.html

Did she do this when they made a movie about killing our last President?


13 posted on 02/11/2011 10:03:09 AM 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: kristinn

Egypt is NOT Eastern Europe.

When the former Soviet satellite states threw out THEIR dictators,most of those nations had some past experience in democracy and were not beholden to a corrupt religion.

Egypt is zero past experience in democracy and is absolutely a backward nation.

Another Islamic genie has been released and it’s not going to be a pretty one.


14 posted on 02/11/2011 10:03:25 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: kristinn
Is Jake Tapper the only network reporter who will report news not favorable to the Obama Administration? There might be others, but I just can't think of any.
15 posted on 02/11/2011 10:04:16 AM PST by Plutarch
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To: kristinn
Free Republic Browse · Search Pings · Mail News/Activism Topics · Post Article Skip to comments. Jake Tapper: No one in Obama admin thinks U.S. better off after Mubarak overthrow Friday, February 11, 2011 | Kristinn Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 11:47:44 AM by kristinn ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper wrote on Twitter about 40 minutes ago that the Obama administration is basically clueless

Tapper could pretty much have stopped there and have had a complete and accurate report about any topic, not just Egypt. I mourn for my country's impending fate.

16 posted on 02/11/2011 10:04:38 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: kristinn

“Let’s overthrow a thirty year ally without any idea what comes next. Didn’t we do this thirty-some years ago to Iran?”

32 years ago to the day.

“I hope Egypt ends up a secular republic based on democratic voting with freedom and justice for all that doesn’t wage war on Israel.”

My hope too although not likely.

“Does Obama?”

Rhetorical question I’m sure, but I’ll answer anyway. NO!


17 posted on 02/11/2011 10:06:42 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Ancesthntr

Sorry about that, copied a bit too much by mistake on my Crackberry.


18 posted on 02/11/2011 10:11:45 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: kristinn

Third world uprisings are intriguing to watch unfold.

Lets see how this impacts American interests, long term.


19 posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:14 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: tobyhill
When the Muslim Brotherhood takes over then everyone will know we aren’t better off.

I agree 100%.

There MAY be a short-term democracy-like govt, but in the end, the MB/Islamists will take over then the whole ME will explode.

Now they're going to hound Mubarak and his family to the grave. Watch, it's coming.

Good job Obama/Hillary!

20 posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:30 AM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: kristinn

Wow, it took them this long to figure out that Zer0 is clueless? Maybe they should look in the mirror.


21 posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:43 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: bcsco

Do you know what “ostensibly” means?


22 posted on 02/11/2011 10:16:21 AM PST by stormer
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To: kristinn

What comes next could very well be ElFaradei. (sp?)

This guy is nutz. He’s not a friend of Israel. He’s not a friend of reason in Egypt. He leans toward the Muslim Brotherhood end of the spectrum.

I predict that eighteen months from now, nobody from Egypt will admit they were in the streets the last few weeks.

Many will begin to look back on Mubarak with a ‘those were the days’ attitude.


23 posted on 02/11/2011 10:17:44 AM PST by DoughtyOne (There once was a man named Barack, whose pediatrition refused to talk...)
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To: bcsco
Now, 5 years down the road, they may remember Mubarak with some fondness.

Yah. In a few years, they might be looking back on Mubarak's rule a the good ol' days.

24 posted on 02/11/2011 10:17:47 AM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: kristinn

Obama’s not clueless. He’s evil. The Administration did everything it could to bring down Mubarak and pave the way for a quick transition to a government including “nonsecular” actors. That is code for the Muslim Brotherhood. Further, the sudden turning on an ally of 30 years will have grave repercussions on our relationships with other allies. Who will trust us? Who will risk anything for for us? Obama has a twofer; He brought down Mubarak and diminished the US. The only hope is that a military government will slow things down and allow time groups other than the MB to get organized and prevent a MB takeover at the ballot box.


25 posted on 02/11/2011 10:17:47 AM PST by Truth29
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To: tobyhill

And when the MB takes over they’ll have a well armed, well trained, military at their disposal... courtesy of the U.S.A.

Nice job protecting our interests, Obama!


26 posted on 02/11/2011 10:18:30 AM PST by Third Person
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To: tobyhill

And when the MB takes over they’ll have a well armed, well trained military at their disposal... courtesy of the U.S.A.

Nice job protecting our interests, Obama!


27 posted on 02/11/2011 10:18:48 AM PST by Third Person
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To: kristinn
So they agree with “most” of the Freepers here.

I say “most” because while I haven't seen a poll, I have seen some who think the unknown is better than Mubarak.

Even though historically speaking, any Egyptian Christians should fear for their lives right about now. Big time!!!

28 posted on 02/11/2011 10:19:39 AM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Uncle Ike
”No one in Obama admin thinks U.S. better off after Mubarak overthrow“

Should read:

No one in Obama admin thinks!

Better!!

29 posted on 02/11/2011 10:21:17 AM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: kristinn

I don’t think Obama is “clueless.” He’s an ideologue. Egypt’s downfall scores points with the American left. That’s what matters to Obama.


30 posted on 02/11/2011 10:23:46 AM PST by GVnana
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To: kristinn

Didn’t we do this thirty-some years ago to Iran?”

The Islamic Revolution in Iran came exactly 32 years ago today.

Brought down the Shah & got us what we have today there.

The Religious radicals were irate that the Shah wanted to educate all the females in the country & try to prepare the country for the 21st century. The fanatic towelheads couldn’t stand that thought- & with Carter in the White House, they knew they sould not get any backlash from the USA.


31 posted on 02/11/2011 10:24:45 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: HOYA97

Is the U.S. still sending Egypt our taxpayers’ 1+ billion dollars?


32 posted on 02/11/2011 10:29:58 AM PST by abclily
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To: ridesthemiles

****The Religious radicals were irate that the Shah wanted to educate all the females in the country & try to prepare the country for the 21st century.******

This is also what happened when the Russians took over Afghanistan. The planned education of women blew the lid off the pressure cooker there.


33 posted on 02/11/2011 10:32:15 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: airborne
I say “most” because while I haven't seen a poll, I have seen some who think the unknown is better than Mubarak.

Even I don't think that, and I've been emotionally torn on this entire issue. Who is trying to suggest such a thing?
34 posted on 02/11/2011 10:33:54 AM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: kristinn

Flame as you wish, but publicly voicing support for a dictator over an angry population was simply not an option, unless you want to call into question every pronouncement we have made on the international stage for the past 60 years or more.


35 posted on 02/11/2011 10:33:54 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: kristinn

OMGosh...it just gets worse and worse.


36 posted on 02/11/2011 10:38:33 AM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Truth29

I am more and more convinced he is the Socialist Islamic Manchurian President. He does everything he can to support a leftist overthrown dictator in Honduras but then undermines and ultimately overthrows Mubarak. He makes the US look like it can’t be trusted in the process.

Obama is dangerous...at best he lacks any coherent foreign policy or understanding of foreign relations. Either he’s an amateur or he is diabolical.


37 posted on 02/11/2011 10:39:09 AM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: kristinn
1) The MSM is running interference for the Regime. Ignorance is preferred to structured meddling. They are creating plausible deniability for their 2+ year organizational support effort with the MB through Ayers, Code Pink, etc.

2) When you wake up a bunch of 5 year olds at 3am, they're going to be incoherent and useless as sources of information.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

38 posted on 02/11/2011 10:39:25 AM PST by The Comedian ("Cry flummox and let loose the camels of war." - Truth29)
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To: Carley

Those unknown ones on Michelle’s specific ‘invite only’ listening in ‘conference call’ are the ones we should be worry about.

What IS a ‘conference call’ from the FLOTUS office to so-called journalists that they can only listen in?

This is like ‘receiving instructions’. Not even collaborating any more.


39 posted on 02/11/2011 10:40:53 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: The Comedian

” 2) When you wake up a bunch of 5 year olds at 3am, they’re going to be incoherent and useless as sources of information. “

But they’ll still out-perform the gang at the Obama White House....


40 posted on 02/11/2011 10:41:16 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: kristinn

Obama knew exactly what would happen....CHAOS.

Thats what the Muslim Brotherhood needs to take power in Egypt. Obama delivered it as far as he could.

ex-CIA Agent Reveals: “Muslim Brotherhood” has infiltrated Obama Administration
http://notalemming.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/ex-cia-agent-reveals-muslim-brotherhood-has-infiltrated-obama-administration/

The prize? Control of the Suez canal and Europes Oil supply by the jihad, and a Southern invasion route into Israek via the Sinai by the jihad and Hamas.

Obama is not done yet, he will feed the chaos in any way he can.


41 posted on 02/11/2011 10:43:10 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: tobyhill

Unreal.


42 posted on 02/11/2011 10:44:26 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: tobyhill

Unreal.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 10:44:26 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: kristinn
No one in Obama admin thinks U.S. better off after Mubarak overthrow

Needed fixin'.

44 posted on 02/11/2011 10:45:29 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: kristinn

the truth of how involved in this Obama is, will not come out for 100 years...


45 posted on 02/11/2011 10:45:59 AM PST by Freddd
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To: kristinn

46 posted on 02/11/2011 10:46:23 AM PST by pabianice
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To: abclily

Up until recently, yes!


47 posted on 02/11/2011 10:49:58 AM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: kristinn

Obama is not clueless, it’s just that doing what’s best for the United States is not high on his To Do list. It’s somewhere between wanting to show his BC and having relations with Moosechelle.


48 posted on 02/11/2011 10:54:09 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: kristinn

It’s all about MUSLIMS INTERST....Our Muslim President HATES AMerica and would love to have it destroyed by himself.


49 posted on 02/11/2011 10:54:32 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Egypt will see it...VERY QUICKLY!!! Who is going to vacation in Egypt?? No one in their right mind.


50 posted on 02/11/2011 10:55:53 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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