Skip to comments.Jake Tapper: No one in Obama admin thinks U.S. better off after Mubarak overthrow
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.
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.
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.
” 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....
When the Muslim Brotherhood takes over then everyone will know we aren’t better off.
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.
If I am not mistaken Tapper attended the superbowl party with the omabao.
He has NO credibility to me. NONE.
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
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
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.
He doesn't want it for us.
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.
Oprah Called for RESPECT for OBAMA
Did she do this when they made a movie about killing our last President?
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.
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.
“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.
Rhetorical question I’m sure, but I’ll answer anyway. NO!
Sorry about that, copied a bit too much by mistake on my Crackberry.
Third world uprisings are intriguing to watch unfold.
Lets see how this impacts American interests, long term.
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!
Wow, it took them this long to figure out that Zer0 is clueless? Maybe they should look in the mirror.
Do you know what “ostensibly” means?
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.
Yah. In a few years, they might be looking back on Mubarak's rule a the good ol' days.
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
No one in Obama admin thinks!
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.
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.
Is the U.S. still sending Egypt our taxpayers’ 1+ billion dollars?
****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.
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.
OMGosh...it just gets worse and worse.
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.
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.
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.
” 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....
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
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.
the truth of how involved in this Obama is, will not come out for 100 years...
Up until recently, yes!
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.
It’s all about MUSLIMS INTERST....Our Muslim President HATES AMerica and would love to have it destroyed by himself.
Egypt will see it...VERY QUICKLY!!! Who is going to vacation in Egypt?? No one in their right mind.