Skip to comments.Video: Obama goes all-in for Egyptian democracy
Posted on 02/11/2011 1:33:06 PM PST by Nachum
National Journal has the transcript. I was expecting praise for the protesters tempered by warnings about gradual change, the importance of stability, and so on. Nope. This was a love letter to democracy, little different from what Bush would have said at his most glowing moment of neoconservative idealism. The strategy over the past few weeks, I thought, was to hedge between support for liberal reform and support for Mubarak as a U.S. ally in order to reassure Jordan, Yemen, and the Saudis that we wont dump them too the minute they run into trouble. Are we now telling them that, if push comes to shove, we will dump them? Or, as Greenroomer Karl suggested on Twitter, does this prove my point from last night that U.S. influence in the Middle East is now so minuscule that no one, including regimes allied with America, much cares what the hell O says publicly anymore? That may actually be the rosier of the two possibilities here that America matters so little to the region anymore that pretty much any dopey thing the administration says is guaranteed to be harmless. Terrific.
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Keyword “theocracy” added.
Uh-huh, sure Obama loves Democracy.
Is good for everyone, except the U.S.A.
It’s called damage control-he’s looked like a clueless clown since Egypt erupted, and he knows it.
I think his message was, hay you old a holes in the middle east, screw you., so much for the Saudi family believing a damn word he says.
Obama wants chaos in the middle east. He is about to get chaos. This is just starting in Egypt.
Obama has shown he will support community agitators anywhere. There is no support from the Obama regime for any current government in the middle east. The Saudis, the Yemenis and the Jordanians know this now. If there are demonstrations in their streets, Obama will stand with the community agitators and support calls for "democracy" as long as that starts with overthrowing the current government.
If Obama were a statesman truly interested in bringing free and open elections to Egypt, he would have declared victory when Mubarak agreed to step down. He would have called for order and pointed out that 7 months is a short time to prepare for fair and open elections. He could have called for order then. Actually, while I heard some celebratory words from Obama today, I didn't hear any leadership or encouragement for orderly processes and preparations for free elections.
Democracy is 3 wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner.
Democracy = mob rule.
A Republic is representative democracy which gives even a minority a voice in the process.
I Pray that Egypt does not go all in for Democracy, because things will go to hell faster than they can believe.
Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
— Henry Louis Mencken (American Journalist and Critic (880-1956)
Obama is living proof of what can happen when an ignorant, self serving electorate gains the majority in a “democracy”.
B0's a community organizer. Creating chaos is what they (B0) do. And after it starts, they (B0) look around and say, "Hey, I didn't start this but somebody better clean it up."