Skip to comments.U.S. 'Paid a Price' on Egypt
Posted on 10/05/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT by mojito
In a blunt assessment, President Obamas first national security adviser told a private audience this week that there is a chasm between the United States and its Gulf Arab allies that has yet to heal since the White House very publicly ushered Egypts president out of power in February.
Retired Marine Gen. James Jones, who served as national security adviser in 2009-10, told a private meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the United States Persian Gulf allies interpret the presidents handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough demonstrators take to their streets, according to a recording of the speech reviewed by The Daily Beast.
We have paid a price, Jones said of the decision to call for Hosni Mubaraks ouster. Our policy with regard to Mubarak as interpreted by some of our closest Arab allies in the Gulf has not gone over well.
In their interpretation of our dumping President Mubarak very hastily, [it] answered the question of what we would be likely to do if that happened in their countries. So there is a chasm there that somehow has to be bridged, he added.
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That Mubarak had to go under the bus. He just didn't understand how great Facebook is.
We paid a great price, but one that should begin helping the country 13 months from now — we found out that the USA has no leader!
So thats a big part of your responsibility, is to test things out. Take risks. Try new things. Work hard. Dont be embarrassed if youre not good at something right away. Youre not supposed to be good at everything right away. Thats why youre
in school President. The idea, though, is, is that you keep on expanding your horizons and your sense of possibility. Now is the time for you to do that. And those are also, by the way, the things that will make school being President more fun.
Education speech 9/28/11. Himself
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It’ll take decades to repair the damage doen by this POS and his leftwing media allies.
Obama has REALLY broken the Middle East. He forever OWNS the mess he has created. We will be the ones who have to clean it up , of course.
Obama hates Israel and sides with the arab countries that want to wipe her off the map. Mubarak had to go... to achieve Obama’s goal.
There should be NO MORE negotiations until Jews are welcomed and protected in EVERY arab country! The fact that we are in discussions with a bunch of racists (who have holy cities that non-muslims aren’t even allowed to visit), just makes us look stupid. Everywhere Muslims migrate they bring their rabid hatred of Jewish/Christian people. Slam the door on Muslim immigration, they’re spreading strife all over the world!
Our policy with regard to Mubarak as interpreted by some of our closest Arab allies in the Gulf has not gone over well.
Um, wouldn’t that be FORMER closest Arab allies?
even though the potus changes every 4 years the CIA and US State Department (HILLARY) are now also damaged goods
The image of a stroked-out bedridden Mubarak in a cage in front of an islamist kangaroo court does not sit well with other regimes who may have said one thing publlcy but done another, in providing us (and ISRAEL) many “favors” over the years
The plain fact is this administration seeks to ally itself with our enemies.
Sadly, it falls under the heading: "Gee, ya think?"
...the United States' Persian Gulf allies interpret the president's handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough demonstrators take to their streets...